- File Size: 7323 KB
- Print Length: 319 pages
- Publisher: Preseli Press Ltd (July 26, 2015)
- Publication Date: July 26, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B011YBZU8U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,380 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Owen - Book One of the Tudor Trilogy Kindle Edition
|Length: 319 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||
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I'm pleased to say that neither of those things were issues in this book. The historical detail was rich and informative. I felt as though I learned a great deal about this particular period of history while immersed completely in Owen's story. And the language was spot on too. Nothing felt out of place.
The story is fascinating. Owen Tudor, a Welsh servant, falls in love with Queen Catherine of Valois, the widow of King Henry V. I had never heard of Owen, and knew nothing of his remarkable story. Their romance, and the dangers it brings, is played out against the background of the conflicts, intrigues and betrayals of the time that led to the War of the Roses.
Riches certainly knows his subject. There was so much detail here. The reader is carried from Windsor, to Wales, to France, into battles and life at court, with rich detail at every turn.
I felt though, that there was so much detail here, so much going on, that Owen's own story was a little lost at times - in terms of his emotions and feelings. I didn't always feel connected to him, even though the novel is written in first person. It felt sometimes as though he was dashing from one event to another without pause for breath. When tragedy struck, I didn't always feel that Owen's feelings came across.
The novel is written in present tense which was a bit off-putting for me. While present tense can bring immediacy to a story, I do think this would have worked better in past tense. Having said that, the writing was solid.
I do recommend this to those who enjoy historical novels. It's a thoughtful, intelligent book that doesn't disappoint.
It was an enjoyable and enlightening book about Owen Tudor himself. I have read The Forbidden Bride and books about the Beauforts, but this one was solely about Tudor himself, which was different. Sometimes I do prefer the female viewpoint so I will explore what Book 2 of the Tudors which is "Jasper".
It was written well enough for me to look at his other books and I am currently exploring Eleanor Cobham as book subject, so will give that a go also.
Little is known of the youth and early history of Owen Tudor so I think that the book was factual and interesting without being at all heavy. Recommended for all who enjoy this period of time and other historical characters outside of the main Tudor family.
I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to checking out other books by this author.
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Like the idea that most of the characters are real. Historically correct and I learned some facts unknown to me.
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