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.
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 Nottingham, one of the largest shires in England, 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...
Nathan is a writer, playwright, actor, director, and comedian. He is a co-owner of the Maverick Theater in Fullerton, CA, where he premiered his original play "The Legend of Robin Hood" in April 2012. This work was later developed into his debut historical epic Nottingham, published by Tor/Forge Books in August 2019.