RoS Books

There were several Robin of Sherwood books, unfortunately all are currently sold out. You may try your luck at second-hand bookstores, Internet auctions like eBay, or RoS conventions.

Series novalization

There were four Robin of Sherwood novels, covering the whole first and second series, and most of the third series:

ROBIN OF SHERWOOD
By Richard Carpenter
Puffin Books, 1984
ISBN 0-14-031690-6
Novelization of the episodes "Robin Hood & the Sorcerer", "The Witch of Elsdon", "Seven Poors Knights from Acre", "Alan-A-Dale" and "The King's Fool" [i.e. the entire first season].
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD AND THE HOUNDS OF LUCIFER
By Richard Carpenter and Robin May
Puffin Books, 1985
ISBN 0-14-031869-0
Novelization of the episodes "The Swords of Wayland", "Lord of the Trees", "The Children of Israel", "The Prophecy", "The Enchantment" and "The Greatest Enemy" [i.e. the entire second season].
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD: THE HOODED MAN
By Richard Carpenter and Anthony Horowitz
Puffin Books, 1986
ISBN 0-14-032058-X
Novelization of the episodes "Herne's Son", and "The Power of Albion" [three episodes of the third season, including the first two].
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD: THE TIME OF THE WOLF
By Richard Carpenter
Puffin Books, 1986
ISBN 0-14-032660-X
Novelization of the episodes "Cross of Saint Ciricus", "Rutterkin" and "The Time of the Wolf" [three more third season episodes, including the finale].
A number of episodes from the third season have not been novelized, namely "The Inheritance", "The Sheriff of Nottingham", "Cromm Cruac", "The Betrayal", "Adam Bell" and "The Pretender".

The four RoS novels have been also been collected into one volume, the omnibus:

THE COMPLETE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN OF SHERWOOD
By Richard Carpenter with Robin May and Anthony Horowitz
Puffin Books, 1990
ISBN 0-14-034450-0
Omnibus, novelization of all the RoS episodes except "The Inheritance", "The Sheriff of Nottingham", "Cromm Cruac", "The Betrayal", "Adam Bell" and "The Pretender".

RoS audio tapes

There were three Robin of Sherwood audio tapes, issued by Tempo. They contains readings of several RoS episodes.
LORD OF THE TREES (The Adventures of Robin of Sherwood)
Read by Edward Kelsey, John Leeson and David Gooderson.
Multiple Sound Distributors Ltd., 1986
TTC 7010/A
Reading of the episode "Lord of the Trees".

THE LAST ARROW (More adventures of Robin of Sherwood)
Read by Edward Kelsey, Jo Manning-Wilson, Christopher Scott, John Leeson and David Gooderson.
Multiple Sound Distributors Ltd., 1986
TTC 7010/B
Reading of the episode "The Greatest Enemy".

HERNE'S SON
Read by Edward Kelsey.
Multiple Sound Distributors Ltd., 1986
TTS 9936
Reading of the episode "Herne's Son". This tape was sold together with the Robin of Sherwood Games Books (see below).

RoS Game books

There were two Robin of Sherwood role playing books, and a game book.
THE KING'S DEMON
By Graham Staplehurst
Puffin Books, 1987
ISBN 0-14-032294-9
RoS role playing adventure. A French nobleman and sorcerer, Sir Jean de Melusine, tries to summon the evil Black Ram of Poitou during the Ram Day in the village of Haxhey and Robin must try to stop him.
THE SWORD OF THE TEMPLAR
By Paul Mason
Puffin Books, 1987
ISBN 0-14-032295-7
RoS role playing adventure. A Knight Templar who has the black Elidor, Sir Roger of Ledbury, seeks to destroy Herne and Robin must try to stop him.
GAMES BOOK
Multiple Sound Distributors Ltd., 1984? (Tempo Books)
ISBN 1-85255-002-3
Little booklet with 10 board games with illustrations of the RoS characters.

Miscellaneous RoS books

HOODED MAN - VOLUME ONE
Miwk Publishing Ltd., 2014
ISBN 978-1-908630-05-6
An episode guide on the Michael Praed episodes. Over 400 pages, covering detailed analysis of the first two series episodes and the legends, literature and history that influenced them, the story of the creation of the series, a comprehensive atlas of filming locations, episode ordering, trivia, goofs, quotes, and translations.
HOODED MAN - VOLUME TWO
Miwk Publishing Ltd., 2014
ISBN 978-1-908630-62-9
An episode guide on the Jason Connery episodes. Covering detailed analysis of the third series episodes and the legends, literature and history that influenced them, the story of the fall of Goldcrest, events timeline, RoS spin-off material, trivia, goofs, quotes, and translations.
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD ANNUAL 1986
World International Publishing Ltd., 1986
ISBN 0-7235-6758-1
A book on RoS for children. Features 62 pages containing 8 RoS stories that are not related to the episodes ("The Rebels", "May Day", "Wolfshead", The Slave", "The Quest", "Herne's Son", "The Relic", "The Bishop's Visit"), 5 character profiles (Robin/Herne, Marion, Will, John, Tuck), colour drawings and colour photos from the series, a snakes-and-ladders game (The Quest for the Golden Goblet) and a puzzle (The Wolfshead Wordsearch).
ROBIN OF SHERWOOD - THE KNIGHTS OF THE APOCALYPSE
Chinbeard Books, 2016
ISBN 0-700461-240792
The paperback novelization of the audio play "The Knights of the Apocalypse", written by Jonathan Green from the original script by Richard Carpenter. This edition was limited to the Indiegogo KotA crowdfunding campaign only.

RoS comics

Look-in - subtitled "The Junior TVTimes" - was a long running (1971-1994) children's magazine centered around ITV's television programmes in the UK. It contained interviews, crosswords and competitions, and it had pictures of TV stars and pop idols. But its main feature was the many comic strips of the favourite children's television programmes.
Look-in ran a two-page Robin of Sherwood comic (some of them in colour, but most in black and white) between 1984 and 1986.
See also the RoS Collectables page.

Robin Hood Bibliographies


Last updated Fri 30 Dec 2016