Does history matter?

Today on the Addicted to Heroines Blog Tour we’re joining author Alesha Escobar in a discussion about her book, The Tower’s Alchemist. Alesha asks,

Do you want to know what pieces of real history I used and what’s fantasy?

If you do, join the discussion.

I got nervous about changing history in The Lost King so I ended up doing a ton of research but maybe strict historical accuracy isn’t all that important in a fantasy novel. What do you think?

About Dee

"What if?" Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of “The Redoubt,” voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016, and three other books in The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam epic historical fantasy series. She also co-authored the contemporary thriller, Naked Came the Sharks, with Jed Donellie. She contributed to Masters of Time: a SciFi/Fantasy Time Travel Anthology and has several Short Reads to her name, including Murder by the Book, A Mystery Mini. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives in The Barefoot Palace on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats ... and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at
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One Response to Does history matter?

  1. I think you have to get the basic facts right. You can fill in details of fantasy afterwards. I’m inclined to question the plot when I know something doesn’t line up with reality. The story loses credibility.

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