Have you ever visited the site: English Historical Fiction Authors? It’s an amazing place where a group of historical authors post their brilliant findings and research, as articles or parts of stories. Now these same authors put together the book, Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales by English Historical FictionAuthors where their amazing historical collection can be found!
I was so enthralled by this compilation that I decided to build a week-long event to promote how good this is! Please drop by every day to read a special Guestpost by some of the authors of this book and ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! I promise you will learn so much!
Today, we will kick-start the event with my Review, followed by the Giveaway!
If you love English history and are curious to go deeper into its fascinating past, Castles, Customs, and Kings is an unforgettable ride that will take you there while satisfying even the fussiest of history purists. An exceptionally thorough read on historical facts and stories, most of which have never been written about elsewhere before (that’s right- new history!), this compilation will blow you away with all the new information you will learn and relish.
From Roman Britain, all the way to the 20th century, this book spins you right through the ages with stories that are sure to spark your interest. I was blown away by the array of information that was for the most part (actually almost all of it) new to me. There’s nothing I relish more than new history to peak my interest- and Castles, customs, and Kings delivers that and more.
As if the book wasn't already filled with enough extraordinarily interesting facts and dazzling details, there’s also a “Historical Tidbits Across The Ages” section. As well, authors’ bio and a list of their individual novels is also included. This is great because right after reading an interesting section, I was immediately drawn to find out more about the author behind it and what his/her book was about. Stories and facts delivered with an impeccable and captivating writing style, these authors spared nothing in crafting this historical masterpiece filled with in-depth research.
With a plethora of information in stories that delight as well as inform, Castles, Customs, and Kings can be used as both reference book or for the sheer delight of historical entertainment. And although the book is set up in historical chronological order, I found that I could easily pick and choose as I went along, depending on my interests. Its 2 to 3 pages max- per article lends for quick and satisfying reading (which makes the book a breeze even if it’s over 500 pgs!).
Truthfully, this historical gem will stay with me for a long time, as it has evoked new interest in certain history that I would like to read more about. I will continue to reference this in my choosing of English historical reads (believe it or not there’s even more to the Tudor’s- yes, really!). Tudor’s aside, we’ve barely touched the surface of English historical reading…and when you get your hands on this book, you’ll realize how true that is.
Castles, Customs, and Kings: A whole new world of English history to be discovered! Curious reader, historical buff, historian elite and for all those who need more juice in their history reads: You need this book!
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