Sunday, September 24, 2017

Blog Tour ~ Knight of Sherwood (Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 2) by N.B. Dixon (Review + Giveaway)

Blog Tour ~ Knight of Sherwood Series (Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 2) by N.B. Dixon  (Review + Giveaway)

Title: Knight of Sherwood Series: Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 2 
Author: N.B. Dixon 
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing 
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow 
Release Date: September 14, 2017 
Romance Genre(s): Historical, LGBT 
Words: 145,000 

About the Book



Robin returns to England after four years fighting in the holy land. On arriving at Locksley, he discovers that Guy of Gisborne, his most hated enemy, has been made Sheriff of Nottingham. Forced to flee into Sherwood, Robin sets himself up as champion of the poor. 

But Robin has a secret. His feelings for his friend Will Scathelock have deepened, but to acknowledge the truth would mean facing up to his past. Meanwhile Lady Marian Fitzwalter, heiress to the vast Huntingdon estate is determined to claim Robin for her own.

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4 Stars!

Knight of Sherwood is book 2 in the Outlaw's Legacy series, while you could probably get away with reading it as a standalone, I recommend reading it in order to see how it all began.

This book starts 4 years after Heir of Locksley ends, with Robin and Will still at the Crusades with King Richard and after an assassination attempt against Robin, they return to England, where Robin becomes Robin Hood and starts to rob the rich to give to the poor. 

This is an action/adventure book with some romantic undertones, so if you're expecting a romance and flowers, let me tell you, you won't find that here. What you'll find is a complex storyline, with several POVs, intrigue, violence and action. 

While there's supposed to be a romance in the works for Robin and Will, frankly, so far I've seen very little evidence of it. There's almost no chemistry between them, which makes sense considering there aren't all that many scenes between them and what happened between them during those 4 years, we are told about in broken flashbacks. There have been more graphic scenes between Robin and Lady Marian (who I didn't quite like) or Lucy, than between Robin and Will. Which considering this book is being marketed as historical LGBT, well, it's a bit disappointing. 

Other than that, if you love adventure books, this one is really well-written, very detailed and I was thoroughly entertained by the action scenes. Recommendable! 

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

About N.B. Dixon

Author Bio

N.B. Dixon is an author of historical fiction. Her love for the Robin Hood legend began in a neglected corner of the school library and has continued ever since. She is a self-confessed bookworm and also a musician. She began work on the Outlaw's Legacy series in 2013, and was accepted by Beaten Track Publishing in 2016. Outlaw's Legacy is a historical series based around the Robin Hood legend. The author describes it as Exciting Historical Adventure with GLBT romance.

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To celebrate the release of Knight of Sherwood, the second novel in the Outlaw’s Legacy series, N.B. Dixon is giving away an e-copy to 3 lucky winners. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on September 29, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide. Good luck! 

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Tour Stops

September 18: Author Interview with Boys on the Brink
Exclusive Excerpt at Outrageous Heroes of Romance 
September 19: Author Interview with A.M. Leibowitz
Exclusive Excerpt at Fictional Rendezvous 
September 20: Spotlight on The Broke Book Bank
Exclusive Excerpt at Romance Novel Giveaways 
September 21: Book Review by Making It Happen
Exclusive Excerpt at Happily Ever Chapter 
September 22: Book Review by Drops of Ink
Exclusive Excerpt at Always Love Me Some Books 
September 23: Author Interview with Liz's Reading Life
Exclusive Excerpt at Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents 
September 24: Book Review by Bayou Book Junkie
Book Review by Boy Meets Boy Reviews
Tour Hosted by LoveBound Promotions

1 comment:

  1. Congrats, N.B., and thanks for the good review, Mari. I read Robin Hood as a kid, and fell in love with the legend as well. And now I can read about him as a gay/bi Robin. I appreciate what you pointed out - I enjoy gay fiction with complex plots and good action, and it's ok if the romance is secondary. - Purple Reader,
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