Thursday, December 29, 2016

League of Archers

Elinor has lived her whole life in awe of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.  They once helped out her whole village.  But lately things have changed...  Robin Hood has disappeared and life is back to the way it used to be.  Elinor and her friends - the League of Archers - play at being outlaws but really they are just hunting and trying to provide for their families.  Then one day Elinor meets a man in the woods.  While they are talking he is shot by a poisonous arrow.  When she talks him to the abbey where she lives she finds out that he is Robin Hood and her abbess is Maid Marion.  Unfortunately the Baron figures this out as well.  He accuses Elinor of killing Robin and arrests Marion.  Can Elinor rouse the Merry Men to rescue Marion or will she and her friends be on their own?

I have a basic familiarity with the Robin Hood story but not enough to really judge the authenticity of this.  But I loved this!!  It showed the complexity of characters - ones we put on a pedestal can actually be flawed.  I loved the strength of Elinor and the flow of this.  Well done.

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