Bitten by Books Gives RH&FT 4.5 'Tombstones' out of 5
Instead of a star-rating system, Bitten by Books(The Paranormal Review Site with Bite) uses tombstones. This is what Elisabeth B. had to say about Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers:
'Unlike the various other “___ And Zombies” books out there, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck’s tale is a horror story, whereas the others are generally comedic spoofs or hilarious additions to old stories. Though I was expecting something amusing, Paul A. Freeman handles a horror twist on the tale of Robin Hood exceedingly well. It’s more of a throwback to the literary classics like the Canterbury Tales...I hope Mr. Freeman writes more of these Canterbury Tales, whether or not they contain zombies, as the literary geek in me really enjoyed the ride.'
Booksy Gives RH&FT the Thumbs up
Catherine Edmunds, an accomplished poet and artist from North-East England said this about Robin Hood and Friar Tuck, Zombie Killers on Booksy, a reviewer 'of small press and independent books':
'If you’re into zombie tales, you’ll love this book. If you’re a Robin Hood fan, you’ll love this book. If you adore Chaucer, you’ll love this book. If you’re a fan of zombie tales, Robin Hood, and Chaucer – you must have already read this book, because before Paul Freeman wrote this work, I doubt if such a fan existed. This is cross-genre writing with a vengeance...I found in this astonishing work the spirit of Chaucer living on: immaculate iambic pentameter rhyming couplets that never falter and therefore become invisible; great wit; great storytelling; vibrant characters; fabulous drama...This stuff rocks.'
'One of the main reasons that the legend of Robin Hood has been around for some 800 years is because the repeated telling of the popular tale has seen the story imaginatively re-worked and freshly presented to appeal to different generations. Well, Paul Freeman’s latest interpretation adds yet another, perhaps somewhat bizarre, take on the legend with his skilfully written Canterbury Tale-style narrative poem “Robin Hood & Friar Tuck – Zombie Killers”. However, don’t be put off by the title, because even if the horror genre does not personally appeal to you, Freeeman’s story-line is cleverly constructed and has been lovingly crafted in some quality narrative prose.'
Geek Speak Magazine Goes Iambic
I was surprised to find Geek Speek Magazinesinging my praises, but they did a spread on monster mash-ups:
'Now, here’s something a little different: A (monster mash-up) book that isn’t a parody or a spoof (…well, not entirely), but actually a fairly serious effort. You’ll recall that the original Canterbury Tales were a set of stories told by a group of people on a pilgrimage. .. Freeman is picking up where Chaucer left off. He plans to write a new tale for each pilgrim, and in fact has completed several, each in a different genre... Robin Hood and Friar Tuck is his “horror” tale. We think that if Chaucer were to be, um, reanimated by a necromancer today, he would be delighted to see what his work has inspired. '
(Read some excerpts from my 'Lost' Canterbury Tales)