Heart of a Forest Angelia Sparrow & Naomi Brooks In 1199 King Richard the Lion-Hearted lay dying in France. He commanded his lover, Sir David of Doncaster, to protect his small son by any means necessary. Marion FitzRoy, princess of the blood on the wrong side of the blankets, now lives a constrained life in Nottingham Castle, dreaming of her childhood betrothed, the son of the Earl of Locksley. As the Barons' War rages around her uncle King John, her dispossessed fianc -now called Robin Hood-and his merry irregulars make life miserable for Phillip, the sheriff of Nottingham. And fires Marion's blood. Robin, for his part, is about to learn the secret that Marion guards with her life. Thwarting Phillip's gambits for Marion's hand, a doubled price on his head, even shooting for an arrow of pure gold, all pale next to the pleasures to be had under Marion's skirts, deep in the heart of Sherwood Forest. But Marion is no normal woman, no normal princess. In fact, she isn't a woman at all.