From time to time, I get into a good book that surprises me. For most of 2020, I’ve been into audiobooks, listening to them while I do chores, graphic work, or formatting projects.
Mary – Tudor Princess (The Brandon Trilogy Book 1) by Tony Riches is an excellent book for any Tudor Dynasty fan. I didn’t know what to expect when I got this book, well audiobook. Mary Tudor has never been one of the key players in Henry’s court that captured my attention. My own fault really, as I relied of television depictions of the Dowager Queen of France. However, I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Riches’ well researched depiction of Mary rings with more truth than a glamorized, cavorting Queen.
Although Henry is definitely a major player, the book doesn’t revolve around him, and how Mary’s life is second stage to her brother. I think that’s important, as in some books the main character is still shadowed by the looming Henry. I recommend giving it a read (or listen in my case). I love the Tudor Dynasty, and this was well worth my time. I can’t wait to for the next book in the series.
As for the narrator, I think she did an excellent job. I would listen to her again.
Until next time, darlings.