Author: Deborah Ann Davis
Book: Fairly Certain (Love of Fairs #1)
Published: December 2014
Petir Rojo Caputa is a likable 21st Century computer geek cast into the roll of a Connecticut Yankee in Sherwood Forest. Petir receives a nasty bump on the head. He awakens to find himself surrounded by a band of boys speaking British English and dressed in Medieval clothing. Then a girl appears with a bow and arrow. At Maid Rianne’s instruction, he is brought back to their camp. Maid Rainne is part of a band of outlaws fighting against Prince John for King Richard. To complicate matters, she is betrothed to Lord Robert Gisborne who works with the Sherif of Nottingham.
As Petir and Maid Rianne’s feeling for each other grow, she is torn by her feelings for this new comer and her fidelity to a betrothed who may only desire her rather than love her. When she is captured on a trip to compete in an archery contest, Petir set’s out to save her.
Deborah Ann Davis has blended A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court with the legend of Robin Hood. She also throws in a bit of literary license. Thus is the tale blended. The band in the camp was all likable with many humorous situations. For instance, Petir believes this to be a dream and thus is a little bolder than he might otherwise be. While a pleasurable story to read, the pace tends to drag. The ending it self was satisfying. However, the explanation of the events of the story at the end proved to be less-than-satisfying. In the end analysis, the book has weaknesses, but is none-the-less enjoyable to read. Those familiar with both Robin Hood and a Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court will enjoy the dichotomy.