Lady Thief: A Scarlet Novel

Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Scarlet's story continues in this romance-filled, action-packed second book in A. C. Gaughen's stunning twist on Robin Hood.

* "A rip-roaring tale." --Booklist, starred review, on Scarlet

Life can never go back to normal now that Scarlet has been forced to marry the man of her nightmares. In order to win a life with her love, Robin, Scarlet must abandon her knives to fight a different kind of battle--one within the castle walls at court, fought with secrets and skillful manipulation. But doing so will test the limits of Scarlet's courage, especially when she discovers a truth no one was ever supposed to know. A truth that will change the course of her life forever . . .

Don't miss these other books from A. C. Gaughen:

The Scarlet series
Scarlet
Lady Thief
Lion Heart

The Elementae series
Reign the Earth
Imprison the Sky
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About the author

A. C. Gaughen is the author of the Elementae series and of Scarlet, Lady Thief, and Lion Heart. She serves as the Director of Girls' Leadership for the non-profit Boston GLOW, creating opportunities to encourage and engage teen girls in the Greater Boston area. She has a Masters in Creative Writing from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.

www.acgaughen.com
@acgaughen
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Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Published on
Feb 11, 2014
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9780802736154
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General
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Ellie Dray and her League of Archers are keeping Robin Hood’s legacy alive, but when Ellie is accused of Robin’s murder, she must learn what it really means to be a hero in this exciting adventure story.

Twelve-year-old novice nun Elinor Dray has always idolized Robin Hood. She and her friends try to be like him by sneaking out to hunt on the lands belonging to the village Baron, stealing from him to feed their poor neighbors. They call themselves the League of Archers.

While returning from a hunting trip late one night, Ellie meets a man in the forest—a hunter like herself. But suddenly the man is shot with a poisoned arrow. She manages to help him back to the abbey, but it’s too late and he dies. Only in his final moments, does Ellie realize that the hunter is Robin Hood, and that the abbess of the nunnery is Maid Marian.

With her secret revealed, the Baron immediately arrests Marian. But he needs a scapegoat for the murder of Robin Hood, and who better than a young novice nun? He calls Ellie a hero, but the villagers don’t agree. A mob forms, vowing to hunt Ellie down and exact their own vengeance.

Will Ellie and her League of Archers be able to find the real killer, free Maid Marian, and keep Robin Hood’s legacy intact?

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