Blog Tour/Book Review: Henry (Book #3 The Tudor Trilogy) by Tony Riches

Publication Date: May 17, 2017
Preseli Press
eBook & Paperback; 320 Page
Genre: Historical Fiction


Finalist for the Amazon Storyteller Award 2017

Bosworth 1485: After victory against King Richard III, Henry Tudor becomes King of England. Rebels and pretenders plot to seize his throne. The barons resent his plans to curb their power and he wonders who he can trust. He hopes to unite Lancaster and York

through marriage to the beautiful Elizabeth of York.

With help from his mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, he learns to keep a fragile peace. He chooses a Spanish Princess, Catherine of Aragon, as a wife for his son Prince Arthur. His daughters will marry the King of Scotland and the son of the Emperor of Rome. It seems his prayers are answered, then disaster strikes and Henry must ensure the future of the Tudors.

My Thoughts

Henry, the final book in this wonderful trilogy, begins with the Battle of Bosworth (1485) and ends with Henry’s death (1509). For a man who never wanted to be King, Henry VII proved to be an excellent ruler and succeeded in his aim to pass on a peaceful and stable kingdom to his son.

This novel moves at a more sedate pace than the previous two novels, though it is a more emotional read. Family life is entwined with State affairs, revealing Henry VII’s love of his children and his wife, Elizabeth, while struggling with the demands of kingship.

Sadness permeates this novel as children die, loyal supporters succumb to old age or illness, including Henry's uncle, Jasper; and the greatest loss of all, the death of Elizabeth. Despite knowing these events were going to happen, they still tugged at the heart strings, as did the strained relationship between Henry and the future Henry VIII, not able to be reconciled even when Henry VII was on his deathbed.

I loved sweet, little Mary Tudor, the image of her mother, nursing Henry through one of his bouts of sickness. It was a very poignant moment.

I thoroughly enjoyed this the final novel and the trilogy overall. Tony Riches' style of writing and knowledge of the period made the three novels easy to read and very entertaining. While they can be read as standalone novels, the benefit of reading them all and in order gives a complete picture of the origins of this very interesting dynasty.

Henry - Book Three of the Tudor Trilogy is available from:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble and in Australia from Amazon AUS and Booktopia.

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 best sellers 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 Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 14
Review at 100 Pages a Day (Owen)

Tuesday, May 15
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Owen)

Wednesday, May 16
Guest Post at On the Tudor Trail

Thursday, May 17
Feature at A Bookaholic Swede
Excerpt at Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots

Friday, May 18
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit (Jasper)

Monday, May 21
Review at Just One More Chapter (Owen)

Tuesday, May 22
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Jasper)

Thursday, May 24
Guest Post at Short Book and Scribes

Friday, May 25
Review at Donna's Book Blog (Owen)

Monday, May 28
Review at A Darn Good Read (Owen)
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit (Henry)

Tuesday, May 29
Review at Pursuing Stacie (Henry)
Review at A Darn Good Read (Jasper)

Wednesday, May 30
Review at Jaffa Reads Too (Owen)

Thursday, May 31
Review at A Darn Good Read (Henry)
Review at Donna's Book Blog (Jasper)

Friday, June 1
Review at Hoover Book Reviews (Owen)

Monday, June 4
Review at Donna's Book Blog (Henry)

Tuesday, June 5
Feature at Passages to the Past

Thursday, June 7
Review at Maiden of the Pages (All 3 Books)


During the Blog Tour we will be giving away an eBook & Signed Paperback of each book! To enter, please enter via the Gleam form below.

Giveaway Rules

– Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST on June 7th. 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 suspect of fraud is decided upon by blog/site owner and the sponsor, and entrants may be disqualified at our discretion.
– Winner has 48 hours to claim prize or new winner is chosen.

Tudor Trilogy


  1. Great review, Yvonne! I am so happy that you enjoyed JASPER and the entire Tudor Trilogy! We really appreciate your support & thank you for hosting Tony's blog tour.

    HF Virtual Book Tours

    1. Without the invite to the Blog Tour I would not have known about these books and would have missed out on three great reads! Thank you.