Today’s team review is fromSuraya, she blogs here http://www.thestorymint.com/blog/suraya-dewing/
Suraya has been reading Mary: Tudor Princess by Tony Riches
Writing historical fiction that doesn’t lose its authenticity while also remaining enjoyable to read requires great skill. As the writer creates the story he or she is drawing on a vast reservoir of knowledge and choosing which pieces will serve the story well is a challenge.
Tony Riches manages this juggle exceedingly well.
He keeps enough information in the story line so we understand the period and the political tensions of the time. Historical fiction is a wonderful way to learn more about a period without labouring through text books and I felt better informed about Mary Tudor after reading MARY. It was easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable.
I did not feel at any time that the author slipped into giving me information he felt I needed to know…
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