Lord of Sherwood by Laura Strickland

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Lord of Sherwood by Laura Strickland
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical, Fantasy
Length: Full (228 pgs)
Heat: Spicy
Rated: 4.5 Stars
Review by Dandelion

Curlew Champion, master archer, has always known his destiny. With his cousin, Heron Scarlet, he will become a guardian of Sherwood Forest and further his people’s fight against Norman tyranny. But the third member of the triad is still to be revealed, the woman who will complete the magical circle and, perhaps, answer the longing in Curlew’s heart.

Anwyn Montfort has fled disgrace in Shrewsbury and come to Nottingham at her father’s bidding. He wishes her to make a good marriage and settle down. But the wildness that possesses her refuses to quiet. She knows she’s been searching for something all her life, but not until she glimpses Curlew does her spirit begin to hope it has found its home.

Only the magic of Sherwood can bring them together, and only their union can complete the spell woven so long ago…

I loved this story from page one. It continues the story of Robin Hood’s daughter and grandchildren and the mysterious and magical Sherwood Forest. There are still problems with the Sheriff of Nottingham and his men. The people are still being victimized, and are fighting back. This leads to many of their homes being burned and villagers slain.

There is a circle of three who are guardians in Sherwood Forest. This magic keeps them and Sherwood Forest safe and they do what they can to protect the people. When the three guardians are no longer able to provide this safety, the guardianship passes on. The two men, Heron and Curlew, grandchildren of Robin and Marian, will be two of the next three. They are still waiting to find the third. It must be a woman. The present guardian, Lark, is dying and it becomes crucial to find the woman.

I thought that this would be similar to the second one, and I was prepared to be a little bored. However, as I read I became so involved with the story, I found it difficult to put down the book. These guardians are different and there are different challenges. As they search for the third person, it becomes really unique and I could hardly wait for them to resolve situation. As the story progresses, you can really see and have no doubts as to the magic surrounding them. The woman in the story is a surprise and yet, it makes perfect sense.

There is much going on, and they must keep protecting the people and the forest. I could hardly put this story down. Although this story stands alone, I enjoyed it so much I can only hope there is a book four in this series. I would highly recommend this book and all the others. A great series.

Comments

  1. Laura Strickland says:

    Thank you so much for hosting me today. I’m delighted to be here!

  2. Sounds like an amazing book. Looking forward to reading.

  3. What a terrific review! This promises to be a super read. I can’t wait.
    Best of luck!

  4. Didn’t know it was part of a series

  5. Janie McGaugh says:

    I like the premise of the story.

  6. Fantastic review, Laura. Congratulations and write on!

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