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The Tower Grave by [Moncrieff, J.E.]
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About the Author

J.E.Moncrieff makes his debut as an author with The Tower Grave; a historical, fantasy crime novel that pitches modern-day policing methods against the mysteries of the most infamous treason plot. Married with three daughters and in living in Essex, James wrote his first book while commuting to work in the city of London. Despite his career and hobbies as an athlete and martial artist, James chose to pursue his love of history and wrote The Tower Grave as a self-taught author, inspired by the works of successful chronicler Conn Iggulden. With dreams to write full-time, James has further titles in preparation and plans to release his next independent novel, The Pride of Blood, in early 2014.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 811 KB
  • Print Length: 328 pages
  • Publisher: James Moncrieff Publishing; 1 edition (24 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G6NRTDQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #272,553 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I bought this having read the good reviews and it is disappointing to discover those reviews could not be trusted. The story is totally unbelievable - the team are sent back in time with a cover story and are supposed to be exiles who have lived for years in France. None can speak French, though all medieval nobles were fluent, and spoke medieval French at that. Not one of them would have survived for more than a few minutes. The language is modern English with colloquialism that people of that time would have found incomprehensible. I know it is a fantasy but I would expect some attempt at producing a credible storyline. The book is, in fact, annoying to read and I have not bothered to finish it. The historical bits are, not surprisingly, trite, often inaccurate and poorly researched. If you are a fan of historical fiction, leave this one well alone.
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I was recommended this by a friend who knew my appetite for reading. The story-line seemed an intriguing idea and it didn't disappoint. I usually gauge how good a book is by how long it takes me to finish it. Thankfully I was able to give it the attention it deserved and read it in a day. Mr Moncrieff is surely an author we will hear a lot about in the future. A vivid imagination coupled with meticulous research and personal experiences are a recipe for success. Can't recommend it highly enough!
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I DID enjoy reading this, and agree that it's quite hard to put down, as you want to know what happens next. The Prologue was quite exciting, but then you don't find out more about it until the end of the book. I don't remember any explanation as to HOW the diary, which started the mission, actually ended up in St. Albans.
I didn't find the time travel element was explained very well, and parts of the book were rather confusing, contradictory even.
I am not convinced that the team WOULD have survived in the 15th century, as they didn't appear to alter their behaviour much - even though the importance of doing so was stressed during training !. Similarly - and I am only going by recall, so may be mis- remembering, and am therefore open to contradiction - I think they said they couldn't change history, then during conversation between a couple of the people said they were about TO change history. Then a bit later it was again said that they had to let events happen as they did originally, but then said they could NOT let that happen, it was wrong. VERY confusing !.
There were a few grammatical errors / oversights / missed words and wrong words used which, I think, diminish the quality of the book, and cause some annoyance, and shaking of the head at the inefficient proof reading, or lack of it, these days - examples being " bare " used for BEAR; " to " instead of TOO, and ... " he made a vowel " instead of ... " made a VOW " - which is disgraceful !.
Finally - the title is rather misleading, as there is no mention of " the tower grave " at all, that I can recall. It MAY refer to the so called burial to the foot of the stair, but it doesn't say that, and the removal of the boys FROM the Tower doesn't lead the reader to think that.
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This book was a real disappointment. I hardly expected a academic look at the Princes in the Tower issue but this was ridiculous -
it just used current interest in that topic to produce a superficial novel on time travel and detective work with a bit of history thrown in. It adds nothing to the PiT issue. I cant work out if some of the historical inaccuracies are due to poor proof reading or the author's lack of knowledge. Despite the period in which the team were to do their work being clearly defined as June 1483 the novel repeatedly give the dates as 1453 which was before the father of the two princes (Edward IV) ever came to the throne.
In addition to this there were some real howlers in the narrative - at one point 'John' makes a 'vowel' to sort something out! Unbelievable! Finally to reduce the Wars of the Roses (The Cousins War) to a piece of 'doggerel' (the poem) indicates to me that the author is not capable of taking any of this seriously. If I had not been desperate to find new books on the Richard III/Princes in the Tower issue I doubt I would have bothered to read it to the end but I couldn't believe it could get any worse. I wish some quality control could be exerted over such books before they are printed.
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I expected this book to be a modern take on " who killed the Princes in the Tower?" and maybe it was. l didn't find out because I stopped reading about half way through the book, none the wiser. it seemed to me to be a mixture of detailed descriptions of all the participants and action-packed stories of their interactions, but very little about the project they were embarking on. Perhaps all became clearer towards the end of the book, but I couldn't be bothered to stick around any longer!
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I struggle to find anything to commend this book, other than perhaps the original idea. Beginning with the flimsiest attempt at explaining the time travel concept, which is abandoned as something best left to "the geeks" - Asimov it ain't. Packed full of unlikeable characters and historical inaccuracies, it is a real struggle to plough through this. What little we do know of Richard III's character is that he made himself very unpopular with the southern nobility by favouring justice for the common man over the rights by birth of the nobility. The only scene in this book that features him has him coldly doing just the opposite. It is mentioned that the two Princes in the Tower were recorded as being seen by the public during July 1483 and then for some reason has them killed off in June 1483. The crack team of "experts" manage to master all the skills required to live in the 15th Century in just 3 weeks in spite of having no previous skills in these areas and contain a beautiful female who cries with alarming regularity. The whole thing lacks any credibility whatsoever. I agree with all of the other numerous failings listed in the other 1 star reviews, which I wish I had read before embarking on reading this farce. To enjoy this book, I suggest you should have no knowledge of the historical period involved, have no background in science or engineering, and have no ability to see through paper thin attempts at twists in the "plot". Other than the basis of this flimsy novel, I still can't quite work out why one character risks his life to conveniently record the details of the plot to kill the princes, only to have it buried in St Albans where no one will find it for 500 years. A job well done there! Very disappointing indeed.
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