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Ravenspur

by Conn Iggulden

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Books of the Month Books with reviews by our Reader Review Panel eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

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May 2016 Book of the Month.

A stunning conclusion to ‘The Wars of the Roses’ series, ‘Ravenspur’ launches Henry Tudor, while around him Kings battle for survival. This series is absolutely fascinating and even more compelling knowing it is based on some of the most bloody and twisted history of our land. Conn Iggulden captures the nuances of political manoeuvring beautifully, and truly breathes life into the men and women of this time. These are not shallow caricatures from history, but distinct, observable people, I felt their intense passion and conviction, I saw them at their best, worst, and everything in-between. As I read, I occasionally found myself returning to the family trees at the beginning, and found them essential in order to understand just how tangled and contorted a battle for supremacy this really was. This series has, quite simply, been breathtakingly glorious from beginning to end.

Liz Robinson

Ravenspur Synopsis

The fourth and final novel in Conn Iggulden's epic War of the Roses series. The season of vengeance has begun.

Ravenspur Reader Reviews

n addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, Stormbird.  Click here to read the full reviews.

  • Richard Hamlin - 'Iggulden has produced a true account of the period of the mid 15th Century, “dramatised” into a captivating novel.'
  • Tracey Poulter - 'Conn Iggulden has made history come to life with believable, interesting characters – I can’t wait for the next book in the series!'
  • Linda Rollins - 'It’s an exciting story packed full of fascinating historical insight that sweeps you up, carries you along and then leaves you eager for more.'
  • James Ryall - 'A must read for any fans of Iggulden's previous historical works...he is a master of painting pictures from the past.'
  • Evelyn Barrett - 'A compelling insight into a remote but defining era in our history,revealed through the experiences of the people who endured them.'
  • Cyllene Griffiths - 'I am not usually a fan of historical novels but this one is so beautifully written and characterised, that it has renewed my interest in this period.' 
  • Magda North - 'Loved it. I wouldn't normally choose historical fiction, but I'm so glad I did...Really looking forward to the next two books in the trilogy.'
  • Sue Broom - 'Now that’s what I call historical fiction!  Terrific writing, fast-paced action, utterly credible characters and dialogue - a great book, don't miss it.'
  • Susan Walsh - 'Take a step back in time to the time of King Henry V1 & Margaret of Anjou outstanding book...10/10 simply wonderful.'
  • Gill Wilmott - 'Conn Iggulden is an excellent storyteller and his description of events, and especially characters, make it easy to identify with their triumphs and disasters.'
  • Suzanne James - 'A vivid, engrossing account of a period of history that deserves to be better known...The battle scenes were particularly well-written - conjuring up very vivid images.'

Ravenspur Press Reviews

Praise for the Wars of the Roses series:

'Superbly plotted and paced' The Times

'Pacey and juicy, and packed with action' Sunday Times

'It's been said that Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious, more passionate, far, far more gritty' Manda Scott, bestselling author of Boudica

'Energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent

'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative, historical credence and great knowledge of the period' Daily Express

'A page-turning thriller' Mail on Sunday

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ISBN: 9780718181420
Publication date: 19/05/2016
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780718181420
Publication date: 19th May 2016
Author: Conn Iggulden
Publisher: Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Books of the Month, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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About Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today; with UK sales topping almost 3 million, Conn has joined the likes of Bernard Cornwell and Ken Follett on the A-list of historical novelists. Conn’s previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number one bestsellers. An ex-school teacher and adventurer, Conn was the first author to ever achieve a simultaneous no 1 across and fiction and non-fiction charts with Dangerous Book for Boys. Over 7 million copies of ...

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