‘Rags of Time’ is set in London in 1639. It tells the story of spice merchant Thomas Tallant, accused of murder and fighting to clear his name, and the enigmatic Elizabeth Seymour whose passion for astronomy and mathematics is only matched by her addiction to tobacco and the gaming tables.
Can Elizabeth’s brilliance untangle the web of deceit that threatens to drag Tom under, as England slides into civil war?
‘Rags’ is a murder mystery but not just a procedural thriller. Tom’s hunt for the real killer takes him on a journey through the ferment of new thinking that’s sweeping London in the 1640s. Change is everywhere – science, street politics, commerce and religion – and this shapes the plot, action, characters and outcome.
“Rags Of Time‘ was published on August 15th 2019. It’s available on Amazon as a paperbook, Kindle and also on Kindle Unlimited.
Rags of Time by Michael Ward is an awesome novel. This is a historical mystery that has been written magnificently. I am so impressed with how accurate the details are. It is clear Michael Ward spent a ton of time researching and it pays off. My first read from this author and it won’t be my last.
The characters are very well-written. I am very impressed with how deep each character was. There are some we are supposed to like and some we are supposed to hate. There were some surprising moments too. The characters really helped move the plot along and keep the historical accuracy.
This is a quickly-paced read. I learned quite a bit about this historical period of time that I thought I knew more about. The tension was well-placed, the mystery is on point, I had a tough time setting this one down.
I really loved Rags of Time. I’m giving it 5 stars. I highly recommend checking it out!
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Writing has been central to Mike Ward’s professional life. On graduating from university he became a journalist, working in newspapers and for the BBC. He then went into journalism education, teaching and researching journalism practice before becoming head of the UK’s prestigious Journalism School at UCLan. For the last eight years he has run his own content creation company.
‘Rags of Time’ is Mike’s debut novel. Its sequel is due to be published late in 2020.
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