Details:Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in his new Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to... show more
Details:Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in his new Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead. In 1437, after years of regency, the pious and gentle Henry VI, the Lamb, comes of age and accedes to the English throne. His poor health and frailty of mind render him a weakling king - Henry depends on his closest men, Spymaster Derry Brewer and William de la Pole, Duke of Suffolk, to run his kingdom. Yet there are those, such as the Plantagenet Richard, Duke of York, who believe England must be led by a strong king if she is to survive. With England's territories in France under threat, and rumours of revolt at home, fears grow that Henry and his advisers will see the country slide into ruin. With a secret deal struck for Henry to marry a young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou, those fears become all too real. As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who, or what, can save the kingdom before it is too late? Ideal for:Fans of epic historical fiction and those who enjoy novels by Conn Iggulden. This hardback book has 481 pages and measures: 24 x 16 x 4.2cm.
Publish date: October 10th 2013
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
Series: Wars of the Roses (#1)
After an incredibly slow start, Iggulden managed to finish his first novel of the Wars of the Roses on a fairly high note. After about 100 pages into Stormbird, I started wondering if Iggulden was going to be an author for me. My previous experience with Iggulden's work was [b:The Gates of Rome|6013...
Not my favourite by him. Have no interest in reading the rest of the series. Derry Brewer and Margaret were v strong characters.
This was one of my most anticipated books to read this year, and it did not disappoint. I have never read a Wars of the Roses novel that was so complete in its description of why battle actually broke out. Beginning with a prologue that placed Edward III on his death bed, surrounded by his three rem...
bookshelves: published-2013, medieval5c-16c, historical-fiction, fraudio, winter-20132014, series, plantagenet-1154-1485, epic-proportions, britain-england, war, france 13 hours and 45 minutes, read by Roy McMillan.From the description: The thrilling first instalment in the Wars of the Roses ser...
Interesting dreams while reading Stormbird!Loved Derry (the King's spymaster - fictional) and his machinations.Fabulous step back in history. I never tire of reading the same period as each author brings something different.Full review coming soon.