Review & Giveaway: Brandon-Tudor Knight by Tony Riches

Brandon - Tudor Knight by Tony Riches

Publication Date: December 3, 2018
Preseli Press

Genre: Historical/Tudor/Biographical

From the author of the international bestselling Tudor Trilogy comes a true story of adventure, courtly love and chivalric loyalty.

Handsome, charismatic and a champion jouster, Sir Charles Brandon is the epitome of a Tudor Knight. A favourite of King Henry VIII, Brandon has a secret. He has fallen in love with Henry’s sister, Mary Tudor, the beautiful widowed Queen of France, and risks everything to marry her without the King’s consent.

Brandon becomes Duke of Suffolk, but his loyalty is tested fighting Henry’s wars in France. Mary’s public support for Queen Catherine of Aragon brings Brandon into dangerous conflict with the ambitious Boleyn family and the king’s new right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell.

Torn between duty to his family and loyalty to the king, Brandon faces an impossible decision: can he accept Anne Boleyn as his new queen?

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Holy Tudors, Batman! This book was fantastic!

I've read a lot of Tudor fiction, especially on Henry VIII, so I've become quite familiar with Charles but I feel like I have a better grasp on him thanks to author Tony Riches. If you haven't read Tony before, his books all feature the Tudors so he is an epxert on the family. And that comes across when you are reading - his knowledge on the times, the people, the politics is top level. I swear, I don't know how he keeps the branches on this ginormous family tree straight in his head! All the Henrys, and the Catherines, and the's enough to make one's head spin! But Tony manages to make it not so confusing to the readers.

Charles Brandon was a close confidante of Henry VIII's despite the ups and downs of their friendship, and even after Charles married Henry's sister Mary without his approval or knowledge. In the book we follow Charles' life, his marriages, and his career in Henry's court. We also get a front seat to Henry VIII's rise to the crown, his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Bolyen, and Jane Seymour.

The sights, smells, grit, and beauty of the Tudor times is brought to glorious life in Brandon-Tudor Knight! I absolutely loved being back with Charles and Henry and Mary, and I can't wait to read more from Tony. I've heard other bloggers rave about his books and now I see what they are talking about. Thankfully Tony has quite a backlist, so I'm excited to get started with the rest of the books.

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 bestsellers 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 FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, February 28
Review at Passages to the Past

Friday, March 1
Feature at CelticLady's Reviews
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books

Monday, March 4
Interview at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, March 5
Review at Donna's Book Blog

Wednesday, March 6
Guest Post at Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

Thursday, March 7
Feature at T's Stuff

Friday, March 8
Excerpt at The Book Junkie Reads

Monday, March 11
Guest Post at On the Tudor Trail

Tuesday, March 12
Review at Hisdoryan
Feature at To Read, Or Not to Read

Wednesday, March 13
Review at For the Sake of Good Taste

Thursday, March 14
Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Friday, March 15
Review at Coffee and Ink
Review at A Darn Good Read

Sunday, March 17
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit

Monday, March 18
Review at Maiden of the Pages
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Tuesday, March 19
Review at The Tudor Enthusiast
Review at Just One More Chapter


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away a paperback copy of Brandon-Tudor Knight! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

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– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on March 19th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
– Giveaway is open internationally.
– Only one entry per household.
– All giveaway entrants agree to be honest and not cheat the systems; any suspicion of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– The winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

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