An irresistible reimagining of the Robin Hood legend, "Maid Marian
brings to life the rollicking--and romantic--world of the Middle
An orphan and heiress to a large country estate, Marian Fitzwater
is wed at the age of five to an equally young nobleman, Lord Hugh
of Sencaster, a union that joins her inheritance to his. But when
she is seventeen, Lord Hugh, whom she hasn't seen in years, dies
under mysterious circumstances. Marian is left alone again--a widow
who has never been a bride. But now, like all unmarried young
ladies of fortune, she is made the ward of King Richard the
Lionheart. Since Richard is away on Crusade, Marian's fate lies in
the hands of his mother, the formidable Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine.
The bridegroom Eleanor selects will get Marian's lands and, in
return, pledge his loyalty--and silver--to the king. Marian herself
is irrelevant and she knows it. Determined not to be sold into
another sham marriage, she seeks out the one man who can help
uncover the queen's intentions: Robin Hood, the notorious Saxon
outlaw of Sherwood Forest.
Marian is surprised to discover that the famed "prince of thieves"
is not only helpful but handsome, likeable, and sympathetic to her
plight. Robin's men intercept a letter from Queen Eleanor, from
which Marian learns, to her horror, that she is to marry her late
husband's brother. His family has a history of mysterious deaths,
and Marian knows she is in danger. Once married, she can be easily
disposed of--a fate she may have escaped once already. On the eve
of her wedding, Robin Hood spirits Marian back to the forest. The
Queen believes her to be dead, and Marian begins a new life with
Robin Hood's outlaws, who pledge to helpher regain her fortune and
expose the treachery of her enemies.
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