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, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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