Review: The Heirs of Locksley by Carrie Vaughn

The Heirs of LocksleyAuthor: Carrie Vaughn
Series: The Robin Hood Stories #2
Publisher: Tor.com
Released: August 4th, 2020
Received: NetGalley
Rating: 4 kitties

I received a copy of The Heirs of Locksley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Robin Hood Stories by Carrie Vaughn continues in The Heirs of Locksley. This is the tale of Robin Hood and Maid Marian’s children – as well as the children of several other famous characters from that fantastical tale.

King Henry III is about to be crowned king – despite his young age. He’s going to need the newly made friends in order to survive what is to follow. John is the son of the famous Robin Hood and Lady Marian, and he and his sisters are about to uncover quite the adventure. All in the name of taking care of their friend, the future king, of course.

“We will hold an archery contest. A simple affair, all in fun, on the tournament grounds. Tomorrow. We will see you there.”

Spoiler Warning

The Heirs of Locksley is another diverting read following the children of such beloved characters. It’s been fascinating to see them grow up – to see how they would fit in a world that we all just know as history.

Mary, John, and Eleanor are simultaneously nothing and everything like I imagined they would be. Or rather, how I would have imagined them, had the thought ever occurred to me. Thankfully, the idea came to Carrie Vaughn, and thus this series was born.

I love the concept of these three children trying to introduce King Henry to a life of fun and adventure. With the natural consequences, of course, since these kids don’t know the concept of starting simple.

Overall, I enjoyed every minute of this read, and wouldn’t have minded seeing a bit more of it. On that note, I’m not entirely sure if this is going to stay as a duology, or if it’ll become a larger series with time. Either way, I’ll be curious to find out.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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