Available August 6th, 2019
published by Tor/Forge Books (US) and Bantam (AUS)
No king. No rules.
England, 1191. King Richard is half a world away, fighting for God and his own ambition. Back home, his country languishes, bankrupt and on the verge of anarchy. People with power are running unchecked. People without are growing angry. And in the shire of Nottingham, the sheriff seems intent on doing nothing about it.
As the leaves turn gold in the Sherwood Forest, the lives of six people—Arable, a servant girl with a secret, Robin and William, soldiers running from their pasts, Marion, a noblewoman working for change, Guy of Gisbourne, Nottingham’s beleaguered guard captain, and Elena Gamwell, a brash, ambitious thief—become intertwined.
And a strange story begins to spread . . .
Both a gripping historical epic and fascinating deconstruction of the Robin Hood legend, Nathan Makaryk’s Nottingham mixes history and myth into a complex study of power—one that twists and turns far beyond the traditional tale of Sherwood Forest’s iconic thief.
NOTTINGHAM is based on Nathan's critically-acclaimed stage play, "THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD"
Listen to an excerpt of the audiobook, produced by Macmillan Audio, narrated by Raphael Corkhill and Marisa Calin:
PRAISE FOR NOTTINGHAM
“Nathan Makaryk's bold reimagining of the Robin Hood legend is the most pleasurable reading experience I've had since first discovering George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. Nottingham is an expansive, thoroughly engrossing epic with vividly drawn characters and rich historical detail. I can't wait to read the next installment.”
BRYAN COGMAN (Co-Executive Producer/Writer, Game of Thrones)
“Refreshingly different … an imaginative retelling of the Robin Hood story, … guaranteeing an appeal for fans of adventure-thrillers.”
"A remarkable and comprehensive story ... this is unique fiction that compels revision of the Robin story and its place in history."
THE HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY
“Nottingham’s like reading Game of Thrones for the first time … except it’s a leap beyond that, a whole hundred-league leap that will hopefully drag the genre kicking and screaming along with it.”
K.A. DOORE (author of THE PERFECT ASSASSIN)
“This is one of those special books. It’s not one you borrow, it’s one you keep on your shelf forever. … clever, cutting, and just plain gorgeous.”
SARAH J. SOVER
(author of DOUBLE-CROSSING THE BRIDGE)
“Everything I could have asked for and more. ... Makaryk is a master at both creating charismatic characters that are neither fully good nor fully bad and at creating situations that have no right or wrong, ... all of which is done with a superb hand and in a manner that makes it impossible to stop reading."
FOREVER LOST IN LITERATURE
Available August 2019
Published by Tor/Forge Books (US)
and Bantam (AUS)
NOTTINGHAM: BOOK TWO
Coming in Fall 2020, published by Tor Forge
The second book of the NOTTINGHAM series will pick up where the events of the first book leave off. More information will be available in the future.
Nathan is represented by Jim McCarthy of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.