Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Review | A Triple Knot by Emma Campion

I initially requested A Triple Knot because I usually am a huge fan of historical fiction - but most of my interest is in Tudor England and I have not ventured outside of that particular time era. When I came across the opportunity to read and review A Triple Knot, I jumped at the chance. Here was an opportunity to read historical fiction - which I enjoy - and learn about a new time line in history.

Unfortunately, I did not know much of anything regarding Joan of Kent or the Black Prince before going into A Triple Knot - which was my big mistake. I have a general knowledge of the true (or accepted) history of the families and wars of the Tudor era and so my ventures into Tudor historical fiction could be enjoyed with enough discernment to recognize when author was probably embellishing on history slightly. But I did not have any of this foreknowledge and so I found that I could not connect or appreciate the characters and their stories being told in this book. 

For now, I'm marking A Triple Knot as a DNF (did not finish) but with every intention on revisiting the story when I have a better understanding of the historical figures involved and a schedule that allows for me to delve into a historical fiction story... (for some reason, historical fictions always seem like a much heavier read than "general" fiction). Perhaps if you have a foundation knowledge of these historical characters and an active interest in them, you'd enjoy A Triple Knot. But for me - I'm just not there yet.

I am giving A Triple Knot a two star review for now. I usually give one star reviews for DNFs but because I set this book aside because of my own issues (rather than problems that I had with the story or writing style), I did not think it was fair to give such a low rating.

I received this book for review from Blogging for Books.

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