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Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden
  

Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors

Part of the The Wars of the Roses Series
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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

If you like Conn Iggulden you might also like to read books by Bernard Cornwell, Manda Scott and Bernard Cornwell.

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.'

Synopsis

Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors by Conn Iggulden

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 ...

Reviews

'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

About the Author

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 his books have now sold globally. Conn lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and four children.

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Publication date

12th January 2017

Author

Conn Iggulden

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
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Historical fiction

ISBN

9781405921497

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