Today, I am delighted to bring you the news of a new release from the author Tony Riches. Who is happens to be the author of the best-selling Tudor Trilogy

Publication date: 5th August 2020

Genre: Historical Fiction 

Publisher: Preseli Press Ltd.

Print Length: 344 pages


Devon sailor Francis Drake sets out on a journey of adventure.

Drake learns of routes used to transport Spanish silver and gold, and risks his life in an audacious plan to steal a fortune.

Queen Elizabeth is intrigued by Drake and secretly encourages his piracy. Her unlikely champion becomes a national hero, sailing around the world in the Golden Hind and attacking the Spanish fleet.

King Philip of Spain has enough of Drake’s plunder and orders an armada to threaten the future of England.

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This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own. 

Drake Tudor Corsair by Tony Riches, is the first installment in his newest Elizabethan Series 

Francis Drake adventurous tale begins when he is twenty three years old. Sailing under Captain Thomas Hawkins, who happens to also be Drake’s cousin.  Leaving everything behind, he pursues his seafaring dreams on the high seas. His experience with the Spanish on this first pirating trip, sets him on a path that will ultimately be his driving force in his future.

Written in first person, Tony Riches allows the reader to see through eyes of this illustrious historical figure. We see Drake as he rises from humble obscurity to become a force to be reckoned with. He takes his life in his own hands and rises through the ranks to become one of the most notorious sea captains. 

This absorbing book allows the reader an intimate look at Sir Francis Drake’s incredible dogged determination that ensured he rose to the top as one of the most feared sea captains. He hunted down and raided every Spanish ship that came he came across his path. His exploits made him a legend and hero with Queen Elizabeth l, and the English. His dominance also led to his being known to Spanish as El Draque.
We are taken along through his trials, tribulations and rewards for procuring vast amount wealth for the English crown. 
Francis Drake comes to life in under Riches discerning eye, with meticulous researched details you will immersed into this enjoyable storyline.

Mastery written, the author transports you with his vibrant atmospheric imagery.  I was completely drawn into Francis Drakes escapades, as he takes on the English’s sea rival in this swashbuckling riveting book. 

Even though he becomes wealthy and a knighted subject, he is never actually excepted amongst nobility. A son of a Devin tenant farmer, along with his relatives that exhibit pirate characteristics as they are driven to seek out and blunder other ships to expand the English presence on the seas. 

This was by far my favorites of Tony Riches reads. This thought provoking novel is the perfect example that makes Tony Riches an extraordinary historical fiction author. If you are lover of intelligently invigorating books, this is by far one you do not want to pass you by.

This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers

-Historical  Note-

English admiral Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the globe from 1577-1580, helped defeat the Spanish Armada of 1588 and was the most renowned seaman of the Elizabethan era.

Tony Riches is a full-time UK author of best-selling historical fiction. He lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and is a specialist in the history of the Wars of the Roses and the lives of the early Tudors. Tony’s other published historical fiction novels include: Owen – Book One Of The Tudor Trilogy, Jasper – Book Two Of The Tudor Trilogy, Henry – Book Three Of The Tudor Trilogy, Mary – Tudor Princess, Brandon – Tudor Knight and The Secret Diary Of Eleanor Cobham. For more information about Tony’s books please visit his website and his blog, The Writing Desk and find him on  Facebook and Twitter @tonyriches


1 Comment on “Tudor Corsair (The Elizabethan Series Book 1)

  1. Pingback: (Review) Drake: Tudor Corsair, The Elizabethan Series Book 1 by Tony Riches | Impressions In Ink

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