L of a man who has worked his way #up the ranks often observed by jealous scheming eyes Known as Henry s closest friend this isn t #through the often observed by jealous scheming eyes Known as Henry s closest friend this isn t easy position as Riches explains Especially when Brandon has the audacity to run off with Henry s beautiful and favourite younger sister when she is left a widow by ing louis of left a widow by King Louis of after a dynastic match that only lasts three months Through a wealth of detail and close attention to fact Riches builds a tapestry of how life was lived back then We are entertained at jousts feasts and weddings led through harrowing experiences of war and the grief of losing very much wanted children Throughout this Riches Brandon is stoic and honourable aware that he has married so far above his station that he is fortunate to still have a head upon his shoulders We meet old favourites Thomas Wolsey Anne Boleyn the Howards the Valois King Francis I and the Holy Roman Emperor Charles to whom Princess Mary was once promised Brandon marries three times intricately described by Riches He does not come across as a greedy grasping man rather one to whom life has been ind giving him lucky breaks along the way I think that if he were here now Brandon would agree that Riches has done him proud. Ourt and the way that the affable young prince Henry turned into an unpredictable capricious King At times there is a sudden jump of time and place from one paragraph to the next but this is easy to forgive when you are transported so easily into another interesting situation A great introduction into the Tudor world Lizanne Lloyd Brandon Tudor Knight continues the story of the Tudors in the historical fiction tradition of C J Sansom Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mante. Brandon - Tudor Knight (The Brandon Trilogy Book 2)Brilliant read couldn t put it down A very good read froma very picky reader on the subject of the Tudors Good research and understanding with not too much imposing modern ways very picky reader on the subject of the Tudors Good research and understanding with not too much imposing modern ways thinking on how people behaved then Im not sure if im going bonkers and I have loved all of Tony Riches books from the Owen series through to this one However I repeatedly got a very strong feeling of deja vu when reading this Whole pages and vast chunks were extraordinarily IDENTICAL to the previous book in this series This was to The Point Where I Literally point where I literally to check on my indle that I wasn t in fact actually reading the previous book a second time by mistake I wasn t I appreciate this is the same story told by a different persons perspective Brandon s but I couldn t help feeling cheated by what I felt was lazy writing Literally whole chunks were a straight cut and paste I will definately conti nue with the series as these are wonderfully written and pull you right into the time of the Tudors so I will forgive the author this once but if this becomes a pattern it will really annoy me and spoil the experience And I Will Not I will not with them This would be such a shame as these are the best historical fiction books I have read. Everyone has secretsBut will Charles Brandons cost him everythingHe's fallen in love with King Henry VIIIs sister Mary Tudor the beautiful widowed ueen of FranceWill he dare to marry her without the Cinderella: The POP Wonderland Series kings consentHes handsome charismatic and a champion jouster but can he lead an army to war against FranceTorn between duty to his family and loyalty to theing Brandon faces an impossible decision can he accept Anne Boleyn as his new ueen Will his loyalty be tested by For a long time Would have been a clear 5 star review if not for the duplicity Had the uality of the new writing not been 5 star review if not for the duplicity Had the uality of the new writing not been very good #this would have got a big fat zero #would have got a big fat zero because of the amount if copy and pasting from the previous book For such a talented author that is almost unforgivable Of course as a devotee of all things TudorI Disney Beauty and the Beast: As Told by Emoji knew a little of Charles Brandon and his dynasty so purchased this book as a way of broadening mynowledge It s an easy read well researched and written and the author has s an easy read well researched and written and the author has his homework on the elusive Brandon It shows the see sawing Tudor court in all its glory and how difficult it must have been to walk the line between the ever changing Henry and your own standards Enjoyed it so will give the author s other books a read I was expecting to be charmed and informed by Tony Riches novel and it didn t disappoint From the opening sentence you enter the Tudor world of impossible glamour chivalry and rivalry Living and breathing the sixteenth century as if you were really there The young Henry VIII has taken his place upon the throne of England and suddenly hope and endless possibility are in the air Step up Charles Brandon Tudor Knight Riches delivers an excellent portraya. He ambitious Boleyn family and the ings new man Thomas CromwellBased on actual events of courage passion and adventure in the turbulent and dangerous world of the Tudor courtIf you like the human stories behind medieval history this is the book for you From the author of the international best selling Tudor Trilogy I love the way the author tells the story simply concentrating on Brandon himself but giving us a view of the exciting but dangerous world of the Tudor ,