By Angus Donald
St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9781250040817, 422pp.
Publication Date: November 12, 2013
"A rip-roaring tale . . . full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn." "Kirkus Reviews" on "King's Man"
Robert, Earl of Locksley, returns in "Warlord," the latest in Angus Donald's compelling historical novels, reimagining one of the most indelible figures in folklore Robin Hood.
King Richard I, the Lionheart, is engaged in a bloody war to drive the French out of Normandy. Using the brutal tactics of medieval warfare siege, savagery and scorched earth the Lionheart gradually pushes back the forces of King Philip of France. By his side in this epic struggle are the erstwhile outlaw Robin Hood, and Sir Alan Dale, his loyal friend.
But while the battles rage, Alan is preoccupied with discovering the identity the man who ordered his father's death ten years earlier a mystery that leads him towards to Paris, deep into the heart of the enemy's territory.
"Donald is a masterful storyteller, creating complex plots full of intrigue, treachery, color, and authentic battle scenes of medieval warfare...this is convincing historical fiction." —Publishers Weekly on King's Man
"Makes everyone's favorite outlaw a lot more interesting. Outlaw is as fast-paced as a charging war-horse. Superb!" —Nelson Demille
"A rip-roaring tale...inspired by but not slavish to historical events of the Dark Ages, this book is full of twists and turns...A fast-moving, thoroughly enjoyable yarn."
—Kirkus Reviews on King's Man
"A rousing yarn!" —Publishers Weekly on Outlaw