‘It will become a classic’

Wow! A fantastic review of ‘The Order of the White Boar’ on Amazon from ‘Jo’ (thank you, Jo!), 5* and titled ‘At last! A Ricardian novel for children’. And the paperback is ranking 8 in ‘Children’s Historical Fiction – Medieval!’ 🎉
“At last we have a novel for children from aged ten and up (and that includes children up to 100!) which depicts Richard in a more positive light: the just, fair, merciful and intelligent man as opposed to the traditional Tudor/Shakespearean monster and tyrant.
The Order of the White Boar tells the story of Matthew, a talented 12-year-old singer who is sent to Middleham and taken into the household of Richard and Anne, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. He makes friends while there, including Richard and Anne’s young son, Edward. This is a refreshing change as Edward is shown as a more major character than in most Ricardian novels.
This is a well-written and obviously deeply researched novel and I’m sure it will become a classic for children. However, if you are an adult, do not think the story will be too simple or childish for you – it is entertaining and engaging whatever your age. There is a second part which I await with impatience. A fantastic introduction to the true Richard III for youngsters.”

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A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham
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