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

I think we’ll just have to agree to differ! Still his success comes across a little more like the rise of Darth Vader than a savior for the kingdom. The Wars of the Roses was a series of dynastic wars fought between supporter The story begins inwith Henry VI, coming of age ascending to the English throne. This is right up there with the other Conn Iggulden output. She is married to Henry VI by proxy, the paternal Duke of Suffolk, William, standing in for her vulnerable groom, kindly removing his own ring, uttering gentle words, so that she should feel less slighted and humiliated.

Her husband goes into a catatonic state and she, his young and foreign queen, is left holding the reins of power. My great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. Such promising material too! Praise for Conn Iggulden: Alongside Margaret and Henry there are other vividly realised figures from these Wars. But, in this novel I did come to sympathise with her. Stormbird is largely action based, there are gory descriptions of battles a-plenty and Iggulden certainly succeeds in making the reek of medieval London leap from the page.

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Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

View all 13 comments. And reading the author’s note, well-researched even if I didn’t agree with some of his conclusions. This was sotrmbird of those rare books that I was reluctant to finish, as doing so means having stormbidr leave the story only partly told, and I await the publication of the next volume eagerly, but it is also a book I would recommend to anyone with an interest in history, or someone who wants a cracking good read!

Conversely, although it may just be something as trivial as the fact that Iggulden, like the subject matter is Igguldeen, 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. Historical Fiction Military Fiction.

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Jun 16, Sarah rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. Lots of factions plotting the downfall of King Henry VI. With her travels rebellion and anger, enflamed shormbird those closest to Henry who, against nature, have storjbird thought for his care.

Iggulden always has a section at the end where he explains which parts are facts and where he …more The series is very close to being historically accurate. Apr 18, Marina rated it it was amazing Shelves: This site uses cookies.

Iggulden has set it in the time of the fall of the English Kingdom of France in the late s and the civil unrest that followed. You have to pay attention though, in fact, I found myself making lists of who was who and what their arc igguldne. Preview — Stormbird by Conn Iggulden.

This is not one of those. The author has done a wonderful job of weaving together the threads of the story to give a consistent whole, while drawing on so many viewpoints, while also allowing the characters to develop along with the plots – and there is a lot of plotting and scheming going on, from factions trying to protect the throne and from those trying to unseat its occupant.

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Why it did or didn’t work for me: Duke Richard only wanted what was best for his country. It sets the stage for Duke of York’s throne-claiming ambitions to play out. He’s a sort of Cromwellian inforcer, a commoner, a brawler, a diplomat, a soldier, he has his finger in all the pies. The most poignant moment in those five chapters was definitely the deathbed scene in that first chapter.

I have written for as long as I can remember: And yet, even Richard and Cecily are not treated in shades of black and white. Nahid rated it really liked it Aug stormird, Part Two tells the outrage felt by many English subjects who have lived all their lives in Maine and Anjou. Too blokey for me. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. View sormbird 7 comments.

In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find tropes for these characters, to put them in boxes. 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. He’s obvs got a humor part to play as well as the machinations of getting sh!

I am disappointed in you, William Pole. Perhaps I have been spoilt by the likes of Bernard Cornwall. Conn Iggulden talks about his book Stormbird Wars of the Roses