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Reviews

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“Thought-provoking. A real page-turner.”

Bob White, Chairman - Worldwide Robin Hood Society

“As its bold title suggests, King Robin by R.A. Moss, presents a surprisingly fresh approach to the traditional Robin Hood story. Using comparatively short chapters, the tale unfolds like a film story-board, making it a real page-turner. It’s a style that could easily adapt into a script for an historical drama in the vein of the popular “Game of Thrones” saga, which probably explains why the book has already generated interest in its cinematic rights potential.”  

 

Bob White, Chairman - Worldwide Robin Hood Society

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“Smart. Brisk. A parable for our dystopian times.”

Thelma T. Reyna Ph.D.- Author and editor 

“R. A. Moss' King Robin—in a smart, brisk alternate reality—refashions the beloved Robin Hood legend of medieval times: What if the bandit had become king of England? Moss convincingly creates a warrior of high ideals and staunch integrity who rises to the highest levels of power, then struggles to maintain his humanity and honor. We realize this legend, in Moss' hands, is now a parable for our dystopian times: false promises, narcissist rulers, subjugated workers, rampant inequalities, hunger, illness, greed, and deception. Yet we're hooked and engaged because Moss masterfully weaves it all together.”

 

Thelma T. Reyna, Ph D - Award-winning author and editor

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​“A sexy retelling of the

Robin Hood legend.”

Rebecca Coffey

Author and journalist (Forbes, NPR)

"Passion takes many forms in this sexy retelling of the Robin Hood legend."​

 

Rebecca Coffey

Author and journalist (Forbes, NPR)

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​“A timeless dilemma

in a fascinating book.”

John Thorndkike

Author of

A Hundred Fires in Cuba

This richly-detailed novel bends history, but only slightly. King Robin is a lively and nuanced portrait of 12th century English life, and of the moral struggles of a man determined to help the poor, even as he’s corrupted by his drive to remain the monarch. It’s a timeless dilemma in a fascinating book.

 

John Thorndike

Author of A Hundred Fires in Cuba

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​​“Deep characters.

Surprising plot twists.”

Daniel Holland

Director/Writer/Producer

“An inventive reinterpretation of the classic myth, with a deeper exploration of character, surprising plot twists, and a refreshingly realistic tone. Loved the tense action and the progressive ending as well.”

 

Daniel Holland

Director/Writer/Producer

Brazen Images Productions

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“Gusto. Humor. Eros.”

Ralph Keyes - Author of The Post-Truth Era 

"The story of Robin Hood is so well known that retelling this saga in an expanded version with a contemporary sensibility would challenge any author.  R.A. Moss has met that challenge and more, sharing his updated take on Robin's story with gusto, humor, and eros.  The author's well-researched awareness of period detail gives this engaging book an authentic flavor of life in its time.  This flavor and Moss's storytelling ability makes King Robin not just a great read but one that will leave readers feeling they've learned something."

 

Ralph Keyes - Author of The Post-Truth Era 

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​“A truly fabulous read.”

Emma Talitha Reynolds

Director, Television Industry

“King Robin, a 12th century superhero is as dashing as ever but with 21st century blood and guts. Treachery, deceit, love, betrayal…..and the realization that even heroes aren’t perfect. A truly fabulous read.”

 

Emma Talitha Reynolds

Director, Television Industry

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“Tailor-made for a multi-season

series on streaming or cable.”

 

James Chatterton

Story analyst (HBO, Anonymous Content) 

“This generation-spanning saga has an ambitious sweep that spans decades. It seems tailor-made for a multi-season series on streaming or cable. It seems designed to put the legend of Robin Hood on the same plane as modern shows like Rise of Empires, Knightfall, The Last Kingdom and even Game of Thrones. The author cherry-picks from all of the various versions of the Robin Hood legend for a fresh and compelling take.” (See the complete Coverage Comments.)

 

James Chatterton — Story analyst (HBO, Anonymous Content)

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“Will delight and surprise you.”

 

Marco Frazier - Head of Insight Studios US

“R.A. Moss’s novel King Robin is an original take on a true classic. You think you know the tale, but the way R.A. develops the story and characters will delight and surprise you. Whether it’s someone like Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Nottingham or Robin Hood himself - these are not the people you thought they were. The original take and plot twists will keep you well entertained and guessing.” 

 

Marco Frazier - Head of Insight Studios US

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"Crackerjack.

Truly cinematic,

yet realistic."

Jennifer Silva Redmond 

Editor and screenwriter

PLEASE NOTE: The section below includes all the reviews shown above in linear form, along with more recent reviews not yet featured. Links to the reviewers are also included below.

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“Gusto. Humor. Eros.”

Ralph Keyes - Author of The Post-Truth Era  (WEBSITE) 

FULL REVIEW:

The story of Robin Hood is so well known that retelling this saga in an expanded version with a contemporary sensibility would challenge any author.  R.A. Moss has met that challenge and more, sharing his updated take on Robin's story with gusto, humor, and eros.  The author's well-researched awareness of period detail gives this engaging book an authentic flavor of life in its time.  This flavor and Moss's storytelling ability makes King Robin not just a great read but one that will leave readers feeling they've learned something. 

“Thought-provoking. A real page-turner.”

Bob White, Chairman - Worldwide Robin Hood Society  (WEBSITE) 

FULL REVIEW:

As its bold title suggests, “King Robin”, the new novel by R.A. Moss, presents a surprisingly fresh approach to the traditional Robin Hood story.  The author has really “shaken-up-the-bag” by taking familiar elements and characters from the popular tale and weaving them into a fast-moving, contemporary narrative that quickly captures the reader’s attention.
 

Using comparatively short chapters, the tale unfolds like a film story-board, making it a real page-turner. It’s a style that could easily adapt into a script for an historical drama in the vein of the popular “Game of Thrones” saga, which probably explains why the book has already generated interest in its cinematic rights potential.  

“On the same plane as Rise of Empires, Knightfall,  The Last Kingdom and even Game of Thrones.”

James Chatterton — Story analyst (HBO, Anonymous Content) (LINKEDIN)

FULL REVIEW:

This generation-spanning saga has an ambitious sweep that spans decades. It seems tailor-made for a multi-season series on streaming or cable. It seems designed to put the legend of Robin Hood on the same plane as modern shows like Rise of Empires, Knightfall, The Last Kingdom and even Game of Thrones. The author cherry-picks from all of the various versions of the Robin Hood legend for a fresh and compelling take. (See the complete Coverage Comments.)

A sexy retelling of the Robin Hood legend.

Rebecca Coffey - Author and journalist (Forbes, NPR)  (WEBSITE) 

FULL REVIEW:

Passion takes many forms in this sexy, fisticuff-full, blow-by-blow (yup; both meanings) retelling of the Robin Hood legend. 

“Smart. Brisk. A parable for our dystopian times.”

Thelma T. Reyna, Ph.D. - Award-winning author and editor  (WEBSITE) 

FULL REVIEW:

R. A. Moss' new novel, King Robin -- in a smart, brisk alternate reality -- refashions the beloved Robin Hood legend of medieval times: What if the bandit had become king of England? Starting with King Robin as a 61-year-old monarch killing rebellious peasants whom he'd sworn to protect, Moss flashes back through Robert Webber's bifurcated life --half aristocrat, half serf --and convincingly creates a warrior of high ideals and staunch integrity who rises to the highest levels of power, then struggles to maintain his humanity and honor. Aside from the joy of seeing familiar characters in a new light --Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Nottingham, etc. -- we realize this legend, in Moss' hands, is now a parable for our dystopian times: false promises, narcissist rulers, subjugated workers, rampant inequalities, hunger, illness, greed, and deception. Yet we're hooked and engaged because Moss masterfully weaves it all together.

“Deep characters. Surprising plot twists.”

Daniel Holland - Director/Writer/Producer, Brazen Images Productions (LINKEDIN)

FULL REVIEW:

An inventive reinterpretation of the classic myth, with a deeper exploration of character, surprising plot twists, and a refreshingly realistic tone. Loved the tense action and the progressive ending as well.

“Will delight and surprise you.”

Marco Frazier - Head of Insight Studios US  (LINKEDIN)

FULL REVIEW:

R.A. Moss’s novel King Robin is an original take on a true classic. You think you know the tale, but the way R.A. develops the story and characters will delight and surprise you. Whether it’s someone like Friar Tuck, the Sheriff of Nottingham or Robin Hood himself - these are not the people you thought they were. The original take and plot twists will keep you well entertained and guessing. 

“A truly fabulous read.”

Emma Talitha Reynolds - Director, Television Industry  (LINKEDIN)

FULL REVIEW:

King Robin, a 12th century superhero as dashing as ever but with 21st century blood and guts. Treachery, deceit, love, betrayal…..and the realisation that even heroes aren’t perfect. A truly fabulous read.

“A timeless dilemma in a fascinating book.”

John Thorndike  - Author of A Hundred Fires in Cuba  (WEBSITE) 

FULL REVIEW

This richly-detailed novel bends history, but only slightly. King Robin is a lively and nuanced portrait of 12th century English life, and of the moral struggles of a man determined to help the poor, even as he’s corrupted by his drive to remain the monarch. It’s a timeless dilemma in a fascinating book.

“Crackerjack. Truly cinematic, yet realistic.”

 Jennifer Silva Redmond - Editor and screenwriter  (LINKEDIN) 

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