Conn Iggulden Wars of the Roses Series 4 Books Collection Set (Stormbird, Trinity, Ravenspur, Bloodline)

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Conn Iggulden Wars of the Roses Series 4 Books Collection Set (Stormbird, Trinity, Ravenspur, Bloodline)

Conn Iggulden Wars of the Roses Series 4 Books Collection Set (Stormbird, Trinity, Ravenspur, Bloodline)

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Following on from Stormbird, the Sunday Times best-seller, Trinity is the second book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. Derry Brewer is a unique and complex character who works in the shadow to make sure that his king and his country are well protected. Iggulden, in an attempt to create excitement, instead wears the reader out, offering precious little down time until the reading experience becomes a blur of this event, that event, this death, that death, this battle, that battle. He has an idiot spymaster whose plans are so stupid you would not believe leading to revolution in France and at home. I’d definitely recommend this to any fans of historical fiction and I’m trying to tempt the man to read it, certainly a perfect read for a male audience and anyone who shares a love of historical fiction.

Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. When this is done well, as in Stormbird, it can really help to see the known facts in the context of the attitudes and conditions of the times. Taking place between 1437 to 1470, this incorporates a period of extreme turmoil within the monarchy, as England remains divided in shift of power imbalances. With a secret deal struck for Henry to marry a young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou, those fears become all too real.Stormbird is the first of a series of books about The War of the Roses and I am sure it will be as successful as Iggulden's previous novels. Despite that, I think Conn tackles the story in a brilliant fashion, while i enjoyed book one immensely, Trinity feels more mature, rounded. Following Margaret of Anjou, Bloodline is the third epic installment in master storyteller Conn Iggulden’s new Wars of the Roses series. The cover gleams gold and there is a coloured map at the front and a lovely illustrated royal family tree at the back. Certainly you realise the difficulties writing about these period pieces when reading the epilogue and I can accept that.

It is no surprise that Henry VI is seen as a weak King by the English; it is no surprise that his nobles wanted a stronger man to lead them.A peasent uprising starting in Kent, this was probably the most successful of the many rebellions that occurred at the time. In the beginning, the Wars of the Roses was nothing but feuds between families to determine who should be taking care of the sick King Henry VI.

Transporting them back to the past, he brings history to life, giving his readers a sense of what it was really like to live back then. If you want a great historical fiction book that is engaging about the unrest in England before the Wars of the Roses, I highly recommend “Wars of the Roses: Stormbird” by Conn Iggulden.This, for me, made the story quite strong because we got to see how the decisions made by the ruling class affected those in the ranks of the army. Seeing both sides of the unrest, the commoners and those who served the king, really was intriguing.

The most powerful of these is led by Richard, Duke of York who himself has a strong claim to the throne, he is supported by his wife Cecily who is painted in the cruellest of shades and makes for a fabulous villain.

Conn keeps up the pace by interweaving several plot lines (including one about Jack Cade's rebellion that could be a whole book in its own right. Conn Iggulden begins his book with the death of Edward III and his sons around his bedside, wondering what would happen to their beloved England.



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