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Publisher Description

AN EPIC RETELLING OF ONE OF THE MOST BRUTAL, BLOODY CIVIL WARS IN ENGLISH HISTORY - FANS OF GAME OF THRONES, BERNARD CORNWELL & WOLF HALL WILL BE HOOKED

King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is dead.

It's up to his son to take the throne, but frail in body and mind, he is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom.

Richard, Duke of York believes that without a strong king England will fall.

And as the threat from France grows, and rebellion on home soil spreads, his fears seem justified.

Who or what can save the throne? And who will save the kingdom?

Praise for Conn Iggulden:

'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent

'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror

'An absolutely cracking story' The Times

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
October 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Books Ltd
SIZE
7.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Biker east ,

Storm bird

Very good I know more of war of the roses very interesting.

Gbelldx ,

Great introduction to a new period in Conn’s repertoire

As a lover of historical novels and a big fan of Conn Iggulden’s work (read all his stuff) I always approach a new period and a new set of characters with some trepidation. I needn’t have worried. They way Conn writes you soon feel at home with the panoply of characters that Stormbird introduces to us. Having read Bernard Cornwall’s excellent Grail series and Agincourt I had a good grounding in The Hundred Years War that provides the historical context to Stormbird which introduces us to events leading up to the War of the Roses. This period and the Tudor period that followed has become immensely popular thanks to authors such as Phillippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel and it’s great to see an author of Conn’s stature moving into this space that seems to be so dominated by female writers . Not that I have anything against female historic novelists (I enjoy their work) but a male treatment of the period is somewhat refreshing. Get this book. You’ll enjoy it and I swear you’ll be Googling everything you can about Margaret of Anjou and the other protagonists in a bid to quench your thirst for the history behind the novel.

Stokie Pokie ,

Riveting read

Not the usual enthralment of an Iggulden classic, but once the story got going I couldn't put it down.

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