HACKING, HEISTS AND FLAMING ARROWS is book one in Robert Muchamore’s brand new four-book ROBIN HOOD series, which sets the classic legend smack-bang in the middle of the 2020s. This is Robert’s first series in six years, his CHERUB novels alone have sold over fifteen million copies in more than thirty countries, and been translated into twenty-four languages. This new adventure is another triumph – an exciting, modern reimagining of legendary British characters which include Marion Maid, Freya Tuck, Little John and Will Scarlock, in a story which promises to be thrilling, cheeky and relevant to its readership.
It’s spring 2020. Locksley City has been on a downward spiral since the last car plant closed. Schools and hospitals are falling apart, abandoned houses get trashed by vandals and the Police Department is controlled by local gangster, Guy Gisborne. When Robin Hood’s dad speaks out against corruption, he’s framed for a robbery and thrown in jail, and twelve-year-old Robin finds himself on the run.
The only place to hide is Sherwood Forest, which stretches hundreds of kilometers, from Lake Victoria to the Eastern Delta. It’s a dangerous place, where the bears and snakes are almost as scary as the human population of bandits, terrorists, cultists and biker gangs.
Robin wants revenge on the people who threw his dad in jail. But first, he must learn to survive in the forest.