Based on the true story of a forgotten hero, OWEN is the epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience as he changes the course of English history.
Owen Tudor, a Welsh servant, waits in Windsor Castle to meet his new mistress, the beautiful and lonely Queen Catherine of Valois, widow of the warrior king, Henry V. Her infant son is crowned King of England and France, and while the country simmers on the brink of civil war, Owen becomes her protector.
They fall in love, risking Owen’s life and Queen Catherine’s reputation—but how do they found the dynasty which changes British history – the Tudors?
This is the first historical novel to fully explore the amazing life of Owen Tudor, grandfather of King Henry VII and the great-grandfather of King Henry VIII. Set against a background of the conflict between the Houses of Lancaster and York, which develops into what have become known as the Wars of the Roses, Owen’s story deserves to be told.
Owen – Book One of the Tudor Trilogy is a new addition to story of the Tudors in the historical fiction tradition of C J Sansom, Conn Iggulden, Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel.
I had been meaning to read this first book in the Tudor Trilogy for some time and now I have read Owen, the first book I really wish I had picked them up earlier!!
I am a massive historical fiction fan and the Tudor period is hands down my favourite. I am lucky enough to live a few miles from where the Battle of Bosworth Field was thought to have taken place and I still remember my first visit to there as a small child. After that I was captivated and anything Tudor related I will read and devour.
I loved the plot in this book, the story was excellent and the characters are ones I have read about and the author really brought them to life with the story. I know my history and have read a lot on this period but I always love picking up a book from a new author to me as everyone tells the stories from this period in their own unique way.
The three books in the trilogy are now taking pride of place on my bookcase and I honest cannot recommend this first book enough – if you are a fan of historical fiction, the medieval period or that of the Tudors, you need to get a copy of this book ASAP!!
A very enjoyable read, 5 stars from me and really looking forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy and I will be featuring them both on my blog in the next few weeks!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Finalist for the Amazon Storyteller Award 2017
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’.
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