Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Review: Young Marian’s Adventures in Sherwood Forest



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This was a fun, quick read! Stephen takes the storylines and characters of a well beloved story and turns it into a solid female lead adventure story. The premise of the Girl to the Rescue series is to share true and fictional  stories of woman rescuing themselves.
Marian is the center of this story. Like many in her village she lives under the power of the Sheriff of Nottingham who is in charge in King Richard’s absence . The Sheriff is making life hard for many of those in Marians village and she has had enough. With her best friend Robin she carries out a series of maneuvers that “free” the sheriffs men of the excessive taxes they have collected. Her tricks go a little to far one day and her father winds up in prison and then slated for execution.
With Robin by her side she manages to get a warning message to the King and now is focused on rescuing her father. I loved Marian’s fiery  personality and her intelligence in this story. What was also great was Mooser’s ability to put Marian in the center of the story without making Robin seem a lesser character. Robin values Marians intellect and takes direction from her without hesitation.
This doesn't mean that Marian is perfect, she makes a few mistakes but her friends and family help her through her toughest times.

Such a great series! I'm looking forward to reading more in the series.

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