I'm not telling you anything at all about it besides what's in this summary, for the purposes of this experiment. Not the author, audience, or length, or any of it.
If you do happen to know anything about it, don't tell the other people. I just want to get the straight up, unbiased, first impression reactions to it. Just tell me what you think. (Without reading it twelve times or over analyzing it. Just gut reactions.)
King Arthur, Ivanhoe, Joan of Arc, Achilles, Hercules, Beowulf. Figures of history, or subjects of myth and legend? Folk heroes, whether real or imagined, have shaped human existence. Throughout history their deeds and examples have inspired men and women to become greater, but perhaps none more so than the mysterious Robin Hood.
For centuries we have wondered about the truth behind the legend. Was there really a Robin Hood? When did he live? And was he really the doer of the deeds that later became known the world around?
The true story is somewhat less glamorous. Filled with adventure, intrigue, love, and friendship, Of the Hood reveals the journey of two young rogues who get caught up in a war that’s much bigger than they had ever expected.
Evelyne is an orphan. She is the ward of her uncle in a run down castle that looks over a tiny village. Wild and independent, she spends more time in the forest than at home. Isaiah is the recently knighted son of a wealthy advisor to the king, who wishes for nothing more than to run his own life.
Together they roam the woods, content to live simply and occasionally cause havoc when the tax carts come through. Their imaginations run wild when stories of a mysterious band of outlaws start to circulate through the country. But imagination turns to harsh reality when Evey and Isaiah find themselves swept into the center of attention. They are imprisoned, tortured, and used as bait to capture the infamous Robin Hood.
But the merry men don’t exist, and neither does their leader. The only way for the two friends to survive is to become the Robin and Marion of legend, and fill the shoes that the tales have created. Are they strong enough to save the country from a king that taxes his people into poverty? Can they become the defenders that the people so desperately need, while still coping with the struggles of teenage life? Or were they the true heroes all along?