The Hood - Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet (Hardback)
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The Hood - Anti-Matter of Britain Quartet (Hardback)

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Hardback 448 Pages
Published: 14/10/2021
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God bless you, England, on this glorious Year of Our Lord, 1145.

Things are definitely not right in Nottingham. Rebecca, daughter of a Jewish money-lender, has a sense for it.

A mad monk schemes to resurrect the Christ from body parts. A bone harpist murders creatures of legend for a price. A fae creature binds its wings and embraces a new God and his son.

And don't even mention the Hood. The Man in Green. The Prince of Thieves. The tick-tock taker of the ten-toll tax.

What hope have the series of sheriffs sent to hold the peace?

It's the forest, you see. Sherwood. Ice Age ancient, impenetrable, hiding a dark and secret heart. But hearts, no matter how black, no matter how hidden, are not immune to change. The old world is dying... and a terrifying new one is waiting to take its place.

Rebecca senses an opportunity. But how far is she willing to go, and what price – because there is always a price – will she have to pay?

The Hood is Lavie Tidhar's narcotic reweirding of an ancient English myth, a tale stitched together from legends lost to time, a tale told and retold, reworked and renewed for each passing century. A tale, reader, for today.

'A wild, inventive tapestry of myth and magic, with a wry sense of humor. Tidhar's writing is wonderfully vibrant' Silvia Moreno-Garcia, bestselling author of Mexican Gothic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781838931315
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This is a book to experience rather than to read, as every chapter and revisionist character expands into sheer, wonderful madness. One for the ages - Crime Time

Chaotic, wildly inventive and relentlessly entertaining - Big Issue

Tidhar fancies himself an iconoclast, and his incidental invention reaches impressive levels of delirium - The Times

A wealth of colorful tales and memorable characters - Locus

PRAISE FOR BY FORCE ALONE: 'A bloody, bravura performance, which Tidhar pulls off with graphic imagery and modern vernacular' Guardian. 'As eclectic as the Sword in the Stone and as ruthless as A Game of Thrones, this retelling of the whole Arthurian legend stands alongside the very best' Daily Mail. 'The narrative voice is deadly serious but there's a strong undercurrent of gleefulness to the profanity, violence and otherworldly magic that makes By Force Alone a whole lot of fun to dive into' Spectator. 'Lavie Tidhar has crafted a punk epic on the mouldering bones of legend and jolted it to life with ten thousand volts of knowing wit and fury. By Force Alone eviscerates the complacent posturing of the Arthurian myth, explodes the well-worn conventions of the tale and from the shiny jagged pieces assembles a wholly fresh rollercoaster ride of cheap violence, vicious magic and messy human truth' Richard Morgan. 'A twisted Arthur retelling mixing the historical and the magical with a very modern eye. Brutal and vicious, funny, Peaky Blinders of the Round Table' - Adrian Tchaikovsky

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Mark Redman

“The Hood”

The Hood is Lavie Tidhar’s retelling of Robin Hood. In a similar strand to his 2020 Arthurian retelling ‘By Force Alone.’ The Hood begins with the character Maid Marian, whilst the most familiar character Robin... More

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“English history from below”

Following his iconoclastic take on the King Arthur mythology in By Force Alone, Lavie Tidhar has now turned to Robin Hood. The Hood is very much a sequel, despite being set six hundred(ish) years later - some of the... More

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“Highly recommended”

This book made me think of Beatles' "A Day in the Life". It's lisergic, you never know where the plot is going and what will happen but I knew I didn't want to stop reading.
I'm not an... More

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