Meagan Spooner
A stand-alone retelling

Sherwood

Young Adult Fantasy
HarperTeen
Coming 2019

Robin of Locksley is dead.

When news comes that he’s fallen in battle at the King’s side in the Holy Land, Maid Marian doesn’t know how she’ll go on. Betrothed to Robin, she was free to be herself, to flaut the stifling rules of traditional society and share an equal voice with her beloved when it came to caring for the people of her land.

Now Marian is alone, with no voice of her own. The people of Locksley, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, are doomed to live in poverty or else face death by hanging. The dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sherriff’s right hand, wishes to step into Robin’s shoes as Lord of Locksley, and Marian’s fiancé. Society demands that she accept her fate, and watch helplessly as her people starve.

When Marian dons Robin’s green cloak, and takes up his sword and bow, she never intended that anyone should mistake her for Robin, returned from the Holy Land as a vigilante. She never intended that the masked, cloaked figure she created should stand as a beacon of hope and justice to peasant and noble alike. She never intended to become a legend.

But all of Nottingham is crying out for a savior. So Marian must choose to make her own fate and become her own hero…

Robin Hood.


Available 3/19/2019. Pre-order Now!


Praise for Sherwood!

Steeped in tradition but infused with feminism and political concerns, a Robin Hood for a new audience.

Kirkus

2019-02-09T09:07:51-05:00

Kirkus

Steeped in tradition but infused with feminism and political concerns, a Robin Hood for a new audience.
A lively adventure featuring a lionhearted heroine... plenty of appeal for readers of Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small quartet.

Booklist

2019-02-09T09:09:13-05:00

Booklist

A lively adventure featuring a lionhearted heroine... plenty of appeal for readers of Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small quartet.
Elements of Russian folklore thread through this revision of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the smooth storytelling effectively creates atmosphere and mood as well as relaying the tale. Much time is spent on details… they all work to create a richly immersive and creatively fresh world for a familiar story.

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

2019-02-09T09:09:59-05:00

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Elements of Russian folklore thread through this revision of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the smooth storytelling effectively creates atmosphere and mood as well as relaying the tale. Much time is spent on details… they all work to create a richly immersive and creatively fresh world for a familiar story.
Haunting and graceful, with an edge that draws blood when you least expect it, Hunted is a masterpiece. Spooner deftly weaves together fairytale with fantasy, bringing to life an immersive, unforgettable world, a heart-wrenching romance, and a badass heroine.

Amie Kaufman

2019-02-09T09:10:40-05:00

Amie Kaufman

Haunting and graceful, with an edge that draws blood when you least expect it, Hunted is a masterpiece. Spooner deftly weaves together fairytale with fantasy, bringing to life an immersive, unforgettable world, a heart-wrenching romance, and a badass heroine.
A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.

Marie Lu

2019-02-09T09:11:14-05:00

Marie Lu

A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.
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