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"Robin Hood: King of Sherwood"
ISBN: 1-934935-65-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-934935-65-1
Produced by Airship 27
Published by Cornerstone Books
Purchase from Cornerstone here
Release date: 25th March 2010
Retail Price: $21.95

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"Robin Hood: Arrow of Justice"
ISBN: 1-613420-27-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-61342-027-0
Produced by Airship 27
Published by Cornerstone Books
Release date: 12/07/2011
Retail Price: $16.95
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"Robin Hood: Freedom's Outlaw"
ISBN: 0-615852-94-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-615852-94-2
Produced by Airship 27
Release date: 18th July 2013
Purchase from CreateSpace
Retail Price: $16.99
Also available for Kindle


"Robin Hood: Freedom's Outlaw"
ISBN: 0692317759
ISBN-13: 978-0692317754
Produced by Airship 27
Release date: October 2014
Retail Price: $16.14
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"Robin Hood and the Slavers of Whitby"
Featuring in Pulp Spirit magazine #14 Available free online from Planetary Stories
Produced by Planetary Stories
Release date: 1st February 2012

"All-Star Pulp Comics #2
featuring Robin Hood: Lionheart's Gold"
a comic book story by I.A. Watson and Rob Davis
Published by Airship 27 and Rosebud Studios
Purchase from
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Retail Price: $7.99
Release date: May 2013

"Robin Hood and the Maiden in the Tower"
featuring in Pro Se Presents Winter/Spring 2014"
Published by Pro Se Press
ISBN: 0-615852-94-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-615852-94-2
Produced by Pro Se Press
Release date: February 2014
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Retail Price: $9
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When the law is used to oppress the helpless, justice can only come from an outlaw.

 

England in A.D. 1190 isn’t so merrie. While King Richard the Lionheart crusades in the Holy Land his country is torn apart by his venal brother Prince John, by powerful barons, by scheming churchmen, by ruthless marauders. The very men charged to protect the people become their tyrants.

 

When an old knight’s daughter is dragged off by forest bandits her future looks bleak – until she’s stolen again by the wild laughing outlaw who calls himself Robin Hood. But the young rebel has met his match in the fiery Marion, who forces him to take up the cause of the oppressed and the downtrodden as the people’s champion.

 

Hunted by Sheriff’s guards, Prince’s soldiers, and bandit killers, Robin and Marion must turn the tide, bring hope to the helpless – and spawn a legend!

 

Nominated for Best Pulp Novel of 2010 in both the Pulp Factory Awards and the Pulp Ark Awards, ROBIN HOOD: KING OF SHERWOOD covers the earliest days of the outrageous outlaw’s exploits. From his meetings with Little John, Friar Tuck, and Will Scarlet to his explosive clash with the sadistic Sir Guy of Gisbourne, this volume chronicles the rise of the forest lord.

 

ROBIN HOOD: ARROW OF JUSTICE continues the story as the scheming Sheriff of Nottingham plots the outlaw’s downfall. Including some of Robin’s most famous feats, including competing for the Golden Arrow at the Sheriff’s archery contest and helping Alan a Dale to rescue his bride from a cruel forced marriage, this volume brings the swashbuckling scofflaw together once more with the feisty Maid Marion to shake the foundations of Prince John’s England.

 

ROBIN HOOD: FREEDOM'S OUTLAW concludes the trilogy with an account of Prince John’s brutal attempts to finally crush the Sherwood outlaws and all who stand with them. Facing overwhelming odds, with Marion’s family besieged and the Sheriff’s vicious trap closing on him, Robin Hood must accomplish the impossible and save the day – or be destroyed.


ROBIN HOOD: FORBIDDEN LEGEND covers the subsequent exploits of Robin and his outlaws as they struggle to keep the flame of freedom burning in a lard where Prince John's grip gets ever tighter and the Sheriff off Nottingham is closer to catching them every day. Containing four Robin stories this anthology ends with the climactic final showdown between Robin Hood and his greatest nemesis.

 

Miscelleneous Other Robin Hood Material:
 

ROBIN HOOD AND THE SLAVERS OF WHITBY
Robin’s old flame, Clorinda, Queen of the Shepherdesses, calls for help when her people are enslaved by the Sheriff of Nottingham to mine precious jet from the Whitby sea-cliffs. Robin must take on the dangerous rescue mission – with Marion along to watch him.

 

ROBIN HOOD: LIONHEART'S GOLD, a short comic book tale illustrated by Rob Davis. With King Richard imprisoned for ransom in Europe, his mother the manipulative Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine vies with his ambitious brother Prince John to control the vast treasure that could free the Lionheart or condemn him to perpetual imprisonment - and Robin Hood is caught in the middle of the fight!.

 

ROBIN HOOD AND THE MAIDEN IN THE TOWER
Young beautiful Melisende is taken hostage, held close in the Tower of London, to be tortured into forced marriage with one of Prince John's closest political cronies - Lord William de Vendenal, High Sheriff of Nottingham! Melisende's secret admirer remains behind to attempt the impossible - rescue the damsel from the most secure fortress in England! The young knight's sister insists that he be found and aided - and bold Adam's sister Matilda is better known as Maid Marion, Lady of Sherwood, true love and inspiration of the outlaw rogue Robin Hood!

 

Shortlisted for the PULP FACTORY AWARDS for Best Novel 2010 (vol 1), 2011 (vol 2), 2013 (vol 3)

 

Coming in 2014: ROBIN HOOD: FORBIDDEN LEGEND, a collection of Robin Hood stories by I.A Watson including the all-new novella "Robin Hood and the Black Monk".

 

 

What readers said about I.A. Watson's Robin Hood:

 

“There's no dearth of fiction and filmography out there devoted to the Robin Hood mythos, so it is not an easy task to come up with a new twist on the old saga. I.A. Watson does just that, giving us a Robin Hood who is more a man of the people who unwittingly becomes inspired to become their champion, than a nobleman who takes to the outlaw life solely to fight tyranny. The background of this story is well-researched historically speaking, to the point of having footnotes that are very instructive and enhance the understanding of the time period it was set in. Yet this is still a pure and unadulterated adventure in the grand pulp tradition. One of the best books I've read in quite a while, and that includes many over-hyped offerings from mainstream publishers, of which this taut little volume puts to shame.”

 

“I thought the story was hugely entertaining, and I'm not exaggerating when I say it has jumped the list to be my favorite telling of the Robin Hood legend. It was a joy to see how the classic characters all fell into their roles, and unlike some modern "origin retold" stories it never felt contrived, or as if the pieces were being arranged with a crude nudge and a wink at the audience. The flow was quite natural, and the elements of the legend and the characters wove together beautifully, thoroughly convincing me that this is the way they always should have come into being. Most of all, I quite enjoyed the pulp style take on the characters, where the heroes are charming, fun and the reader genuinely enjoys spending time with them, while the villains are cruel, dastardly, and the pages turn from a desire to see them meet justice.”

 

“I.A. Watson did a wonderful job of assembling the familiar myth in new and believable ways, making the reader care about even the more minor characters and giving depth and value to the world that they live in. The footnotes are fascinating, providing a wealth of background information, but can still be safely ignored by anyone just wanting to enjoy the story.”

 

“It’s a real joy to see these familiar characters jump to life in I.A. Watson’s stories. The dialogue is crisp and fresh, never jarringly modern but always surprisingly contemporary. Each cast member comes to life, individual, unmistakable, unforgettable. This is historical adventure drama as it should be done.”

 

“These characters just dance off the page and into your imagination. You live and laugh and bleed with them. Somehow that whole world just seems real.”

 

“And what a grand finale!! Everything gets pulled together, everyone gets a pay-ff story ending, everything gets tied up and it all just feels right and natural.”

 

“People who don’t read these magnificent stories are missing out. There’s something here for everyone – action, mystery, romance, humor, politics, strategy, history and just plain fun. Highly recommended.”

 

 

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Stories by I.A. Watson can also be found in the following volumes, available in print or e-format from Amazon and all good bookshops or from The Airship 27 hangar, White Rocket Books, and Pro Se Press bookstore. More details may be found at I.A. Watson's Book Page


 

 

Original concepts, characters, and situations copyright © 2011-2014 reserved by Ian Watson. The right of Ian Watson to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988. All rights reserved.


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