Robin Hood was a heroic outlaw in English folklore. A highly skilled archer and swordsman, he is known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor", assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men". Traditionally, Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes.The origin of the legend is claimed by some to have stemmed from actual outlaws, or from ballads or tales of outlaws.Robin Hood became a popular folk figure in the medieval period continuing through to modern literature, films and television. In the earliest sources, Robin Hood is a yeoman, but he was often later portrayed as an aristocrat wrongfully dispossessed of his lands and made into an outlaw by an unscrupulous sheriff.
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Emery takes a venerable theme in heroic folklore and cloaks it in fantasy. Robin Hood and his Merry Men must battle not only a bloodthirsty human foe, but also strange and terrible creatures of enchantment. The assault on their camp by a magical boar makes a compelling scene, and much of the rest of the book is up to the same standard. A few anachronisms intrude, but on the whole this is a well-told tale that will attract readers in many fantasy collections