Another two Robin Hoods? Yea or Nay

It looks like I might have a little spare time at the end of this year, and it seems to me that it might be fun to write a couple more Robin Hood novels in the Outlaw Chronicles “universe”, if you will forgive the movie term. The question is, is there sufficient demand? So this is what I’m asking my readers today.

Outlaw - Angus Donald

Outlaw, the first book in the Outlaw Chronicles series (above), published in 2009, is still selling quite well, which gives me hope readers might like some more. But if you want me to write something else, please do tell me. What I write, when I have completed a couple of other projects, will be largely determined by your responses. There were eight books in the traditionally published series, and two self-published ones (see the order of them, plus the three short stories here). The most recently published novel in the series was Robin Hood and the Castle of Bones (below) in 2020, which had our heroes in Burgundy in 1192. But if I were to write two more, if you want them, the time period and the set-up would be slightly different.

I want to set the two books in the ten-year gap that I deliberately left in the chronology of the series, that is between The Iron Castle (ends 1204) and The King’s Assassin (begins 1214). They would took place during the Albigensian Crusade, with our heroes on the side of the plucky Cathars, who were eventually crushed by the Catholic Church. The other new thing is that I would tell the stories from the point of view of Robin Hood, not Alan Dale. I’m curious to discover what Robin Hood really thinks of his brave, loyal, but occasionally slow-witted, lieutenant. I also think this would give the two stories a freshness they might need after such a long series.

So let me know what you think. I don’t want to write them if nobody is going to read them. Be honest! Leave me a note on the Contact form above, or get in touch via any of my socials – FaceBook, Twitter, Threads, Instagram and Mastodon.

In the meantime, you can enjoy my latest Fire Born Viking novel King of the North here. Or if you prefer an episodic King Arthur story, “Episode Three: Arthur’s Revenge” can be snapped up for 99p here.

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Duane Howarth
Duane Howarth
3 months ago

Yes please do as many more as you feel that you can do

Mike
Mike
3 months ago

YES….PLEASE!!! My favorite series of all time.

Nick Brett
Nick Brett
3 months ago

Of COURSE we want more Robin!

Keith Warren
Keith Warren
3 months ago

Love the idea of a book of Robins POV, definitely keen!

Damo
Damo
3 months ago

Yes please I love the Robin Hood books

Leonard Caplan
Leonard Caplan
3 months ago

Definitely! Always room for more!

Joseph Firoozmand
Joseph Firoozmand
3 months ago

Absolutely yes!

Amanda
Amanda
3 months ago

Yes, please!

Paul Williams
Paul Williams
3 months ago

Yes, yes and yes

Richard Wilson
Richard Wilson
3 months ago

Yes please for more Robin

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

Honestly i’d welcome as many more as you’d want to write.
This is by far my favourite book series, more than Harry Potter, The Hunger Games etc.
To have a new self contained arc within the timeline would be amazing.

Also, have you thought about a Deluxe / Special collection reprint of the collection so far. Like the Penguin Clothbound Classics. If your publishers would allow it it may be a good way to make some money and i’d love to buy them. I’ve bought all the books so far but their re sizing etc aren’t uniform which is a shame.

Anyways, keep up the good work you’re my favourite author.

Sam Bates
Sam Bates
3 months ago

Yes, please do more. I absolutely loved the series. Its the only book(s) I’ve ever read that have actually made me cry. Even now, 4 years after finishing the series, I still think about them regularly. My wife absolutely loved them, and we’ve both read all your other books. So please, bring us some more Robin Hood, and Alan Dale.

As for future suggestions. Being a born and bread sussex boy, I love the obvious history of 1066. It would be great to see read something around that time. Or maybe even a tie in book that will in some way link to the Robin Hood books? Robin being a decent of a Norman Knight?

Steve
Steve
3 months ago

Yes please…

Mike S
Mike S
2 months ago

Yes please!

Paul Feddon
Paul Feddon
2 months ago

I’m with Jake..
New editions of your originals – genius ! And it would be great to get them signed by you at the Nottingham festival ?
I’ve just started Grail Knight again, love it – bring on more Robin and Alan please !

Penel
Penel
27 days ago

As many more as you feel able to write please, The Outlaw Chronicles is my all time favourite book series, can read them again and again. And again….

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