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.
England, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand.
King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly.
Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack.
But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon - 'the man of destiny' - his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will call an end to the Wars of the Roses ...
|Publication date:||12th January 2017|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Primary Genre||Historical fiction|
Closing date: 12/12/2021
'Absorbing and bloody. Iggulden handles the origins of the Tudor dynasty with great panache' -- Antonia Senior, The Times
'A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb' Daily Mail
'Breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times' Star
'One of our finest historical novelists has produced another impressively researched, cleverly plotted and gripping take on the Wars of the Roses' Daily Express
'Iggulden is in a class of his own' Daily Mirror
'Superbly plotted and paced' The Times
'Exceptionally well-written and gripping' Stylist
'Compelling' Woman and Home
'A page-turning thriller' Mail on Sunday
'Pacey and juicy, and packed with action' Sunday Times
'Superb. This fantastic novel reveals with extraordinary insight the ambitions and fears of the leading figures of the day, most memorably' Richard III Express
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 ...More About Conn Iggulden