Since the 14th century,
Robin Hood has proven to be one of the most enduring and versatile folk heroes.
Medieval historians believed Robin lived during the 12th or 13th centuries, but
despite decades of intense research by contemporary scholars, solid evidence
has never been found.
Logan Daggett, son of Donald Daggett, well-known CEO of one of Australia's largest
wine producers have his 21st birthday celebrations disrupted by a family
tragedy, the revelation of his mother's decades-old secret—and a birthday gift
of a collection of centuries-old family heirlooms. This series of events
contrive to change the course of his life forever.
Accompanied by his two closest friends, the young Aussie sets
out to uncover the truth behind the accident that irrevocably changed his life,
and to research the authenticity of the priceless heirlooms, completely unaware
of the adventure and dangers lurking around every corner.
During the course of their journey, they
uncover irrefutable proof the legendary Robin Hood is real. A 900-year-old
heirloom holds the answers to all the questions ever asked about Robin Hood –
even his origin and real name. Evidence that causes further turmoil among the
family, sparks controversy among medieval scholars worldwide, and the potential
of sparking upheaval to a country's history and creating conflict between two
Cadoc endeavors to create a feasible
balance of historical fact and fiction into his writing in order to meet his
obligation, as an author, to his readers. To that end, he spends a large part of
his conceptual writing on researching the world in which the characters will
inhabit. "I've always had a fascination with history, particularly the
medieval period of England. Though my genre is historical fiction, I hope that
my readers will come away with a better understanding and appreciation for how
people survived and endured before the inception of the basic luxuries we take
for granted today."
He penned his first fiction while in
high school and was quickly recognized by the English staff and his classmates
for his vibrant imagination. He was also a talented artist and, after
graduating, he followed a career as a graphic designer in the publishing industry
compelling him to put aside writing for a number of years.
In 1998, he met his American
wife-to-be on the Internet when online dating was in its infancy. After 18
months of long-distance romancing, they wed in Sydney, Australia and he
returned to America with his wife to begin a whole new life together.
Now retired, Cadoc has the time to
return to his beloved writing and has spent 9 years working on THE ARCHER'S
DIARY, his first historical fiction novel.
He enjoys bare-bow target archery,
reading, writing, kayaking, movies, traveling, and doing the occasional
commissioned portrait of pets or people. He currently lives in central Florida
with his wife.