Blood of the Wolf : The Forest Lord

  • by Steven A. McKay
  • Narrated by NIck Ellsworth
  • Series: The Forest Lord
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Robin Hood returns!
And this time the legendary wolf's head is working for the sheriff....
After winning his freedom in Rise of the Wolf, Robin - with his faithful lieutenant John Little at his side - now spends his days travelling around northern England dispensing King Edward II's justice.
When a new band of outlaws appears in Barnsdale, Sheriff Henry de Faucumberg sends Robin and John to deal with them. Before the lawmen can track them down though, Will Scaflock is attacked and another of their old companions murdered in his own home by the outlaws whose leader seems to have only one thing on his mind:
Bloody vengeance!
Will Robin's reunited gang be enough to defeat this savage new threat that seeks to wipe them out one by one? Or will another old foe provide the final twist that sees England's greatest longbowman dead and buried?
This stunning conclusion to the best-selling Forest Lord series will delight and entertain listeners looking for action-packed historical fiction in the mold of Scarrow, Kane, and Cornwell!

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exciting new take on Robin Hood

Would you listen to Blood of the Wolf again? Why?

I totally enjoyed this story of Robin Hood and his crew adjusting as life moves to the right side of the law. It is a fun listen for those who enjoy fast action historical based fiction.


What did you like best about this story?

The characters viewed from both sides. Characters stayed true to themselves yet you witnessed their growth ad could see their moments of decision.


What does NIck Ellsworth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Nick Ellsworth gives each character their own identifiable voice and personality. The abiity to do this is a real talent and gift.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was immediately drawn into this new reality when Robin goes to ask Tuck to join him from the convent It is a perfect blend of old and new.


Any additional comments?

Looking for a good listen? Interested in medieval times and tales of Robin Hood?
This is an exciting new take on Robin Hood and the what came next. Characters give us a glimpse of life on both sides of the law and Robin Hood, Little John and Friar Tuck as they move in the life after their life on the wrong side of the law.
There are sword fights, and defining moments that show how choices one moment can move life n startling directions.
Nick Ellsworth does a wonderful job bringing all the male characters o life. His voice is perfect for the story. His characters have their own personalities and are easily identifiable making the story easy to follow while listening.
“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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- moorj

Engrossing End to a Series-Robin Hood Excitement

I will preface this review by saying that I have not listened to the other books in this series.
However, I now fully intend to.

If you like the Robin Hood genre, this is a great book for you. It has all the elements you want in the canon. Sword fights, horses, the sheriff, Little John, Will Scarlet, and of course archers.

I'm a giant history nerd, so whenever I listen to historical fiction, I always keep one eye on history. Although the author took a few liberties with the history, on the whole, I feel that the period was well captured in colorful detail. I especially enjoyed hearing the backstories of characters on both sides of the line between outlaw and lawman, between good guy and bad guy. They really illustrate how one moment in someone's life can change the whole course of their future.

The narrator did an excellent job of capturing the main characters' voices and spirits. They felt unique from one another and fully realized. I have the same complaint I have about most male narrators, which is that their female characters all sound the same and don't seem to be fully realized. That mild complaint aside (especially as there were few scenes with women in this book) I thought the narration was truly excellent. I would gladly listen to another of this narrator's reads.

On the whole, I give this audiobook a strong endorsement. Solid A/A-.

I was provided a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. And I have been 100% honest in my opinion of this title.
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- Julia M. Rothstein

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2017
  • Publisher: Steven A. McKay