~~~~~~~~~  PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS OF THE WODE  ~~~~~~~~~

“I was smitten, right from the beginning.” ~~ Charles DeLint

“The Wode books are an enthralling transformation of folklore and legend into something wonderfully original from start to finish!” ~~ Susan Matthews

**The Books of the Wode voted 2013 Best Series by Lisa at The Novel Approach**

In a reinventing of the lore, author J Tullos Hennig has taken her passion for history and mythology and created a new fantasy world in the Books of the Wode… retelling the familiar tale of Robin Hood with just enough twists and turns to give the age-old legend a fresh new perspective… Depending on your stance on folklore, Greenwode, Shirewode, and Winterwode can all fit comfortably under the genre umbrellas of Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction, and even Alternate History. Given the author’s innate ability to take classic lore and make it new again through works of fantasy, fans of other genres or literature in general are sure to enjoy these works…” AMAZING STORIES MAGAZINE

“The prose is poetic, powerful, insightful. Hennig has a masterful command of weaponry and battle-speak, as well of wode magic.” THE HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

“The strong second instalment of Hennig’s Wode series (after Greenwode) continues to reinvent the legend of Robin Hood. . . Thick with conflict and intrigue, this retelling turns a well-known legend into a fresh, earthy tale of human passions twisted by politics and ancient powers.”

“Epic is such an overused word, but that’s what this series is. J Tullos Hennig’s storytelling is dense with imagery and lush with the obvious love of the legends around which her artistry pays perfect compliment. . . There are some books that become unforgettable, characters who become beloved, books that make a mark and leave an impression behind, and Shirewode is one of those books.” –Lisa at The Novel Approach

Shirewode is unforgettable. It gives us readers real magic, used sparingly and strategically, vivid supporting characters, strong female characters, and intense sexual tension between Gisbourne, who is a terrific antihero, and Robyn…
“Greenwode is an intensely emotional, breathtaking version of the Robin Hood legend that imagines Robin and his traditional enemy, Guy of Gisbourne (aka Gamelyn) as lovers instead of rivals. The book beautifully showcases the cultural and religious upheaval between peasant versus nobility, oppressed versus oppressors… I highly recommend both books.” –Val with ARe Cafe

“The angst-filled, but amazing finale of a splendid Robin Hood reboot. . . Possibly Hennig’s most important and interesting contribution to the Robin Hood literature is the carefully crafted and beautifully written analysis of the religious context in which this 12th-century story unfolds. Ultimately Rob and Gamelyn’s story is one of class and ethnicity and religious belief. For me, the fact that the core story is about two men struggling to love each other was the reason I bothered to buy the book. But the fact that Hennig has taken that core premise and woven a magical literary tapestry around it is what made it worth reading.” –Ulysses with Prism Book Alliance

“The sum total left me breathless. I read a phenomenal number of books in a year, most being good but not artistry. Hennig’s books have been among the aesthetic pleasures of my recent intellectual life.” –Christopher Moss

“A gutsy twist on a major classic that works. Not only that, but because of the realism, I believe it a step forward.” –Gerry Burnie