A few months back, I read and reviewed Owen, by Tony Riches, following the life of Owen Tudor, so I’m thrilled to be part of the blog tour for the following two in the series, Jasper today, and Henry on the 28th May.
Jasper (The Tudor Trilogy #2)
by Tony Riches
Publication Date: March 22, 2016
eBook & Paperback; 360 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
Following the best-selling historical fiction novel OWEN – Book One of The Tudor Trilogy, this is the story, based on actual events, of Owen’s son Jasper Tudor, who changes the history of England forever.
England 1461: The young King Edward of York has taken the country by force from King Henry VI of Lancaster. Sir Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke, flees the massacre of his Welsh army at the Battle of Mortimer’s Cross and plans a rebellion to return his half-brother King Henry to the throne.
When King Henry is imprisoned by Edward in the Tower of London and murdered, Jasper escapes to Brittany with his young nephew, Henry Tudor. Then after the sudden death of King Edward and the mysterious disappearance of his sons, a new king, Edward’s brother Richard III takes the English Throne. With nothing but his wits and charm, Jasper sees his chance to make young Henry Tudor king with a daring and reckless invasion of England.
Set in the often brutal world of fifteenth century England, Wales, Scotland, France, Burgundy and Brittany, during the Wars of the Roses, this fast-paced story is one of courage and adventure, love and belief in the destiny of the Tudors.
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Having thoroughly enjoyed the author’s tale of Owen Tudor, I was really looking forward to reading his take on Jasper Tudor, a man who, to me, seems to really only be known for one thing, spending time in exile with the future Henry VII. To get under his skin in a book centred around his life then, sounded interesting. It didn’t disappoint. Jasper is presented as a well-rounded character, and again, reading this period of history from the male perspective, rather than the more frequently-written female perspective, brings a new dimension to things, taking us right to the heart of battle and siege, rather than having these as largely reported events. As I noted previously, as a die-hard Ricardian and Yorkist, reading about ‘treacherous York’ and the ‘upstart Edward’ was a different take for me, but it’s a sign of the quality of the writing that I was almost drawn to the Lancastrian side!
I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys a well-researched and well-presented historical fiction, and I cannot wait to read the third in the series, following Henry Tudor, even though I suspect I won’t like the ending!
About the Author
Tony Riches is a full-time writer and lives with his wife in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. After several successful non-fiction books, Tony turned to novel writing and wrote ‘Queen Sacrifice’, set in 10th century Wales, followed by ‘The Shell’, a thriller set in present day Kenya. A specialist in the history of the early Tudors, he is best known for his Tudor Trilogy. Tony’s other international best sellers include ‘Warwick ~ The Man Behind the Wars of the Roses’ and ‘The Secret Diary of Eleanor Cobham’.
For more information please visit Tony’s website and his blog The Writing Desk. He can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
Blog Tour Schedule
Monday, May 14
Review at 100 Pages a Day (Owen)
Tuesday, May 15
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Owen)
Wednesday, May 16
Guest Post at On the Tudor Trail
Thursday, May 17
Feature at A Bookaholic Swede
Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots
Friday, May 18
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit (Jasper)
Monday, May 21
Review at Just One More Chapter (Owen)
Tuesday, May 22
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Jasper)
Thursday, May 24
Guest Post at Short Book and Scribes
Friday, May 25
Review at Donna’s Book Blog (Owen)
Monday, May 28
Review at A Darn Good Read (Owen)
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit (Henry)
Tuesday, May 29
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Henry)
Review at A Darn Good Read (Jasper)
Wednesday, May 30
Review at Jaffa Reads Too (Owen)
Thursday, May 31
Review at A Darn Good Read (Henry)
Review at Donna’s Book Blog (Jasper)
Friday, June 1
Review at Hoover Book Reviews (Owen)
Monday, June 4
Review at Donna’s Book Blog (Henry)
Tuesday, June 5
Feature at Passages to the Past
Thursday, June 7
Review at Maiden of the Pages (All 3 Books)
During the Blog Tour we will be giving away an eBook & Signed Paperback of each book! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.
– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on June 7th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY.
– Only one entry per household.
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– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.