In celebration of newly released Robin Hood’s Dawn by Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer, I’m pleased to kick off this week’s blog tour with an official press release:
Robin Hood’s Dawn:
Book One in the Robin Hood Trilogy
By Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer
A KINGDOM UNDER ASSAULT, A CONSPIRACY BORN OF ANARCHY, AND A HERO STANDING AGAINST TYRANNY
A story birthed from both history and folklore— step into a unique retelling of the Robin Hood legend.
Set in 12th century England and France, a time of anarchy, intrigue, and turmoil, Robin Hood’s Dawn [Angevin World Publishing, January 16, 2018] by authors Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer offers readers a carefully crafted story blending real history with key elements of the Robin Hood legend. In an intriguing story that highlights Robin’s family background and dynamics like never before, readers will be undeniably enchanted as they follow Robin Fitzooth, a man falsely convicted of a shocking crime who finds refuge in Sherwood Forest and becomes Robin Hood. Leading a band of men against the injustices of a malevolent sheriff and his henchmen, Robin begins to unravel a web of treachery threatening the English royal family.
As shadowy forces gather to destroy the future of a nation, Robin faces deceit, betrayal, and the ravages of war as he defends his king, his country, his people, and the woman he loves from a conspiracy so diabolical, so unexpected, that the course of history hangs in the balance.
From the mists of an ancient woodland, to lavish royal courts teeming with intrigue, and the exotic shores of the Holy Land — Robin Hood leads the fight in a battle between good and evil, justice and tyranny, the future and the past.
Developed in a fast-paced storyline with elements of political intrigue, questionable morality, adventure, romance, suspense, and mystery, Robin Hood’s Dawn is part one of an enthralling three-part retelling of the legend of Robin Hood.
A timely and provocative read broadening the storyline of this well-known legend, Robin Hood’s Dawn reveals:
- Historical detail in the events, characters, and locations throughout the storyline
- The intrinsic value of all people, regardless of wealth and status
- The inherently raw characteristics of Robin Hood—an indomitable, clever, and honorable man who is also overconfident and reckless
- The transformation of Lady Marian into a powerful female character who faces danger with an intrepid spirit
- The moral imperative of defending the powerless against tyrannical government officials
- And so much more!
About the Authors:
Authors Olivia Longueville and J.C. Plummer met online and bonded over a passion for storytelling, history, and fiction. They began the journey of writing The Robin Hood Trilogy despite having never met each other in person.
Olivia Longueville has degrees in finance and general management from London Business School. Currently, she is working in investment banking and is also helping her father run the family business. Longueville loves historical fiction, considering herself an amateur historian, and she is passionate about historical research, genealogy, and art. She has undertaken in-depth research into the history of the Valois dynasty, the French Renaissance, the Tudors, and the Plantagenets. As an established published writer of Between Two Kings, she is interested in creating strong and diverse characters, and giving voice to stories that are unique, compelling, inspiring, and amusing.
J.C. Plummer graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology. She then earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Science from Dartmouth College. Growing up on a small farm in Kansas, Plummer developed a lifelong fascination with history and a curiosity about other cultures and people. Coauthoring The Robin Hood Trilogy has merged her passions for history, culture, and technology into one unique, exciting project. As an author and historian, Plummer’s goal is to provide thoughtful and entertaining storytelling that honors the past, is mindful of the present, and is optimistic for the future.
To learn more about Robin Hood’s Dawn: Book One in the Robin Hood Trilogy, visit www.angevinworld.com. Robin Hood’s Dawn: Book One in the Robin Hood Trilogy will be available wherever books are sold as of January 16th, 2018.