I don’t often read in this genre as sometimes I find historical fiction hard to get into
However, my other half is a massive fan of this series and so I thought I’d give it a whirl when I was offered the chance to read it.
This is book is the fourth and final one in the War of the Roses series and follows the early life of Henry Tudor
It is brilliantly written and while it is helpful to have read the three previous books the author has cleverly made them as interesting to read as a stand alone as they would be in series.
The use of the family trees at the start as with his other books provide a way of keeping up with whose who if you get a bit lost. However, once I got into the plot line I found I didn’t need them
The author has researched his topic well and the story pulls you in from the start. I read it solidly for two hours when I first picked this one up it gripped me and was full of surprises.
The politics of the time and mechanics of was are described and the author has a outstanding ability to pull you in to the atmosphere of the time with his narrative.
I cannot recommend this series enough it’s pacy and high impact and will keep you reading long into the night
Disclosure: I received this book free of charge in return for my honest opinion. All views in this post are my own