Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Owen - Tony Riches

Title - Owen
Author - Tony Riches
Series - The Tudor Trilogy #1
ISBN - 9781502901019
Genre - Historical Fiction
My Copy - Purchased
Format - Kindle
Where You Can Find It - Goodreads - Barnes & Noble - Book Depository - Amazon UK - Amazon US
 England 1422: 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 book tells the story of Owen Tudors life from 20 years old to 60 years old and his life was a eventful one a welsh servant to the wife of a French Princess and Queen Dowager. It was a good book i am not discrediting it at all and i will get into why i didn't enjoy it at times in a moment first i will tell you all about what was good ....

The characters in the beginning were a tad bland but towards the end, like when he is talking to his son about their illegitimate children it is just something that you can imagine happening and it was a strange kind of beautiful moment that you smile at. Catherine was a minor character really to be honest Juliette was more of a character than Catherine was and the fact that Catherine is his wife you would think that we would have more than what we did, but again i cant fault them because you see in the small amount of this book that is dedicated to them we see the love and respect they have for each other. The minor characters were at times confusing because of the Time jumps (i will get to those in a moment) characters aren't the same as they were in the last chapter, but you forget that and it does get confusing so i didn't pay much attention to the minor characters. 

I enjoyed how Historically Accurate it could be with the blank spaces in history but what we do know is in there and that is always a huge plus for me. And the fact that there were no NSFW scenes (Sex Scenes) i mean it was implied but nothing graphic and it was a nice change to read an adult Historical Fiction and not have a Sex Scene in every chapter.

Onto to the things i didn't like it felt like non fiction because it was so clinical there wasn't really any feeling behind Owen and that showed a lot and i guess if you are a man reading this it might not bother you but i am a romantic who loves to read about emotion in men even if its hidden but there was none in this book i hope we get some in Jasper and definitely hope we get some  Henry because i don't think i would be able to deal with it if we don't.
Also the time jumps it got pretty annoying to be honest i just gave up trying to figure out what year it was because sometimes it would skip in the middle of a chapter and not tell you. 

So overall i pushed through all of my problems with this book and in the end i did enjoy it it was a good and substantial Historical Fiction and i cant wait to carry on with this series.

Until Next Time
Happy Reading

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