Maid Marian

Maid Marian, a novel by Elsa WatsonMaid Marian

The orphaned heiress to a large country estate, Marian Fitzwater is wed at the age of five to an equally young nobleman, a union that joins her inheritance to his and vastly enriches his family. But her husband dies under mysterious circumstances, and at age 17 Marian is made a ward of King Richard, who has the power to choose her next husband. With Richard away at the Crusades, however, Marian’s fate lies in the hands of his formidable mother, Queen Eleanor of Aquitane. Unwilling to be a pawn in Eleanor’s ambitious and notoriously devious schemes, Marian seeks out the outlaw Robin Hood to help her thward the queen and reclaim her inheritance.

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“An intriguing new twist on an old legend, narrated by a refreshingly bold and independentMaid Marian . . . a romantic new chapter in the Robin Hood mythology.”
– Booklist

“Charming, with a brave and fiesty heroine. This damsel in distress won’t sit around and wait to be rescued.”
– Seattle Times

“Tight plotting, intrigue and battles with the devious royals give page-turning momentum to the story’s conclusion.”
– Publisher’s Weekly