The first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden’s brilliant new historical series about two families that plunged England into a devastating, . The first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden’s brilliant new historical series about two families that plunged England. Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in this first instalment of his latest Wars of the Roses series.

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Nice to have more than one side of things. Iggulden’s a novelist, and the story had the feeling that he rightly put that above making sure he was including all of his research down to the very last irrelevant detail. It was such a tumultuous time for England! He’s a sort of Cromwellian inforcer, a commoner, a brawler, a diplomat, a soldier, he has his finger in all the pies.

The Wars of the Roses was a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: This feels very much like a block buster in the same genre as Ken Follet.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Why it did or didn’t work for me: Margaret is possibly less perturbed than the modern reader by the sight of bloated corpses floating down the Thames. England was ruled by the once fierce warrior king, Edward the Third, the victor of the legendary battle of Agincourt.

I found their story compelling. Stormbird holds a wealth of realistic characters, from the brave Engligh archer Thomas Woodchurch, the conniving but likeable Derry Brewer and the emerging strength of character of the new English queen Iggulden handles them all well, creating a believable cast filled with opposing and interweaving desires and actions.


Personally, I was rooting for the house of York. Perhaps crucially, he also loved poetry and cracking good tales.

Son los acontecimientos desencadenantes de la Guerra de las Dos Rosas. Got the first chapter as a free download from amazon- it is going to be fabulous! Awesome battles, great plot and near accurate history. It has a long list of characters with lots of names I did not know. He suffers from a mental breakdown one wonders what the diagnosis would be today and if treatable and black clouds are emerging as the inevitable war of the roses begins.

Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Haunted by slavery, two unforgettable American women form a complex relationship as each strives to make a life of her own in this lyrical and edifying tale. I love just about anything by David Gemmell, or Peter F. With Stormbirdhe has already shown Wars of the Roses to be as outstanding as it is anticipated. There are extensive historical notes and family trees.

Stormbird (Wars of the Roses, #1) by Conn Iggulden

My great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. I felt really sorry for Alice, the way his sons disregarded her despite her obvious love for the king.

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Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

Para ser el inicio de una saga suceden muchas cosas y hay un gran cambio en algunos de los personajes desde el incio hasta el final del libro. It’s clear how Conn Iggulden has become one iggulen our best-selling historical fiction authors – and I’m looking forward to the next in the series, which he says he is planned as a trilogy but will probably end up as a four or five parter.


Parts of the story felt too slow. And she turns out to be one of the most pivotal ok among the most pivotal women in history. Jun 20, Martin Turner rated it really liked it.

You have to pay attention though, in fact, I found myself making lists of who was who and what their arc was. I am disappointed in you, William Pole.

View all 7 comments. All this ambition is presented as a desire to do the best for England, who they feel needs a strong King. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thank you for this giveaway. While this novel is purported to be about the Wars of the Roses, Mr.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with attention to detail but I, personally, prefer my historical fiction to have more focus on the inner thoughts and motivation of characters with a particular emphasis on the female point of view plus a tad less poetic licence when it comes to the facts History retold in an exciting and thrilling way.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads iggukden. It was beautiful and sad and informative. I really enjoyed reading this book. A bit lengthy and slow in parts but impressed with the telling of the various timelines and bringing them together. It is fitting that the cover of Stormbird is my favourite of the year. May 05, Pages.