Born a baron's daughter, Lady Merry Ellison is now an enemy of the throne after her father's failed assassination attempt upon the king. Bold and uniquely skilled, she is willing to go to any lengths to protect the orphaned children of her former village--a group that becomes known as "The Ghosts of Farthingale Forest." Merry finds her charge more difficult as their growing notoriety brings increasing trouble their way.
Timothy Grey, ninth child of the Baron of Greyham, longs to perform some feat so legendary that he will rise from obscurity and earn a title of his own. When the Ghosts of Farthingale Forest are spotted in Wyndeshire, where he serves as assistant to the local earl, he might have found his chance. But when he comes face-to-face with the leader of the thieves, he's forced to reexamine everything he's known.
This book is a different take on the Robin Hood story; but it involves mainly children. As a book it was an okay read, but it will be one I will forget quite easily I am afraid. It's one of those books where you can pick it up and put it down and get right back into the story. I call it one of my shopping list books, where I can read the book and think of other things at the same time as it is a simple enough story.
Stars out of 5 : 3 A very forgettable book, but one that you can read to while away a few hours. The second in the series comes out in September of 2015 and involves one of the characters that you meet in this book. I have read a lot worse books, but then again I have read a lot of better ones.
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