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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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Stormbird: A Preview (Wars Of The Roses, #1) by Conn Iggulden

PaperbackAdvanced Reader Copy79 pages. With the support of the people of London, the rebellion might have succeeded, or been far more stormbid. I haven’t heard any of his audiobooks before, but I’m now a fan.

Preview — Stormbird by Conn Iggulden. My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories — with dates.

By that I mean, although there was elements of getting inside key characters minds, by and large it felt as if it were written by an observer, or an outsider rather than someone palpably in the middle of the action. Scott, author of Rome: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

So that would be a no. Learn how your comment data is processed. Spymaster Derry Brewer one of the few fictional characters in Stormbird understands that this king cannot hold the French lands for long, and conjures up that most medieval of remedies, a royal marriage.

Such promising material too! Jun 04, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: I recommend to all fans of Phillipa Gregory and the “White Queen” Tv Series whi I received a preview of the first 5 chapters, through Goodreads first reads giveaways. Wars of the Roses: Sep 07, Kevin Piggott rated it it was amazing.


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. This is right up there with the other Conn Iggulden output.

This is simply a preview only taking in the first 79 pages but it still had me gripped and I can’t wait to discover the rest of the book and, indeed, the series! Throughout the novel, as Richard of York makes his quiet play for power, the words of Edmund of Langley to his brother John of Gaunt echo through This was one of my most anticipated books to read this year, and it did not disappoint.

War of the Roses: Stormbird | Washington Independent Review of Books

He leaned closer to read it and for an instant raised his eyes to heaven. King Henry V – the great Lion of England – is long dead. The POV from the Frenchmen was well done.

His desire for peace at any cost is presented as playing into the French hands and oggulden leading to the loss of Normandy.

Stormbird: A Preview (Wars Of The Roses, #1)

I imagine the next book will be better as the subject matter will be cohn interesting. She had to be for her husband; she was the strength behind the red rose. It had a curious, and irritating, authorial choice related to addressing lords in a way that wasn’t the fashion back then, like calling Richard, Duke of York simply “Lord York,” or “Lord Suffolk” for William, Duke of Suffolk.


Conversely, although it may just be something as iggulsen as the fact that Iggulden, like the subject matter is English, there is just something palpable that seems to click about the feel of this book that makes it feel like Iggulden is in his element. Got the first chapter as a free download from amazon- it is going to be fabulous! A peasent uprising starting in Kent, this was probably the most successful of the many rebellions that tsormbird at the time.

It will appeal to those who enjoy action-packed, high-octane novels with lots of battles and information on strategy.

Peter Harvie rated it really liked it Dec 18, There rebellion is well told and as well as their frustration with the Nobility. Just what I need igggulden another book about War of the Roses – the scheming duke, the crazy king, the French she-wolf queen. With her travels rebellion and anger, enflamed by those closest to Henry who, against nature, have least thought for his care. It is fast paced, well written and has some interesting characters.

Hamilton or Wilbur Smith. The standard is high and the style of sriting draws you in to the characters and the time of the period in which the book is set. Stay in Touch Sign up.

Rather than simplifying it, he uses the existing plots and cast of characters to his advantage, requiring the reader to make some effort to keep up.