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Rings of Passage: A time travel novel with Richard III Paperback – November 23, 2013
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About the Author
Karla Tipton cut her literary teeth on gothic romances, Edgar Allan Poe and the vampire soap “Dark Shadows.” Long before there were sparkly vampires roaming through the cultural consciousness, she wrote about ordinary women time traveling through history and falling in love with powerful men of myth and magic. “Genre-bending” came naturally. Despite publishing industry advice to find a genre and stick with it, Karla shamelessly mixed it up, blending history, paranormal, time travel, fantasy and mystery into her novels. When she became fascinated with Richard III, she made a research trip to England, so she could lend authenticity and historical detail to her novel about a romance between a modern woman and her favorite medieval king. “Rings of Passage,” a time travel romance set in medieval England, is Karla’s first published novel. Karla is a member of Romance Writers of America, and her writing has earned top honors in several RWA chapter competitions. When not at her government job or writing novels, Karla plays guitar in a classic rock band.
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Top Customer Reviews
I do love a good wizard in a story, like Merlin of King Arthur lit, so I didn't back off when Tipton took her wizardry writing wand and made me fear the power of this story's wizards and wizards in training.
Tipton showcased King Richard's internal torture with his attraction to the story's heroine. She kept him in character.
Well done by a first time novelist. Well done!
I can't wait for Ms. Tipton's next read.
Richard III was popularly depicted as a crippled hunchback (through scoliosis I believe) as well as a tyrant whose behaviour and greed for the title of King lead to the doom of his nephews, the Princes in the Tower. Karla however offers an alternate portrayal of Richard III as a sensitive, caring, grieving brother and uncle, who also laments the loss of his beloved wife as well as his brother who was his best friend. His evil reputation and poor appearance are re-evaluated and you actually sympathise with the last Plantagenet. We all know that Henry VII did reign and his son, Henry VIII made decisions so far-reaching that their effects are felt today, especially with tax and ecclesiastical laws, that you begin to hope that Richard III does succeed! Then you wonder what else will change though? Is this good or bad? And so the intrigue continues.
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I guessed the ending, or rather I should say it was the only ending I was happy with, and I hoped Karla would write it as she did, as the romantic side "had" to win. I kept wondering if Richard dies or survives? If so, how does he cope without being King? For this reason I was glad Karla did not go into more detail at the end, as I wouldn't like to see Richard's frustration, living without being King, in a different space.
It was thoroughly enjoyable and I put a whole Saturday aside to read this wonderful story in one go.
You'll probably enjoy this story if you like historical romance and time travel. Even though there is romance in the story it isn't too explicit and the author doesn't describe every single detail, which was nice.
I found this a very easy and fast read.