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Conn Iggulden Wars of the Roses Series 4 Books Collection Set (Stormbird, Trinity, Ravenspur, Bloodline)

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The Yorkist cause may have one the “first” battle of the Wars of the Roses, but it ignited a flame inside of Margaret of Anjou to not only protect her son and her husband but to also completely destroy Richard Duke of York. La pluma del autor es muy amena, hace que se lea deprisa y sin que resulte pesado, y las descripciones son concisas. Para ser el inicio de una saga suceden muchas cosas y hay un gran cambio en algunos de los personajes desde el incio hasta el final del libro. Through blood and treason, broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Set during the Greco-Persian Wars, it features the Battle of Marathon and the Battle of Thermopylae.

In his end notes Conn Iggulden comments on how historical fiction often involves filling in the gaps and unexplained parts of history. Less inspiring, for me, were the skirmishes between the English and French and the long trek of Jack Cade and his army of Kentish men as they laid siege to London. I felt really sorry for Alice, the way his sons disregarded her despite her obvious love for the king.The dust jacket of this book is slightly damaged/ripped, however, this does not affect the internal condition. It's a bit tame in respect to his Genghis series which i loved (first 3 books) but then again this was Jolly ol' England - tea anyone? Certainly you realise the difficulties writing about these period pieces when reading the epilogue and I can accept that. Cade is known to Thomas from his time in the army and Thomas is coopted into helping Cade turn his rabble into an actual fighting force.

Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side.With a weak leader and men who help the king lead making things worse, the common people take it the hardest and they decide to do something about it. Iggulden just uses that knowledge to underpin his story but not get in the way of it as it tears through at a death or glory rate!

In 2017, Iggulden released the first book in the fantasy series Darien: Empire of Salt, under the pen name C. El rey es débil, las posesiones en Francia están en peligro, pactos, concesiones, huida de los colonos ingleses en territorio francés, desórdenes civiles, intrigas, una reina francesa para pactar la paz con Francia, que será una reina fuerte y el verdadero soporte que permite mantenerse al rey y a sus partidarios durante muchos años. Refreshingly original and compelling the extraordinary ‘war of the roses’ is captured accurately on the page, transforming historical fact into a fictional masterpiece. All of this leaving the way open for the reader to enjoy, be involved and interpret their own personal view of events.The author has written a fifth book in the series, Emperor: The Blood of Gods, which deals with the rise of Augustus and events after the end of The Gods of War. Despite that, I think Conn tackles the story in a brilliant fashion, while i enjoyed book one immensely, Trinity feels more mature, rounded. Most people are familiar with the exploits of Henry V; the great warrior King who conquered much of France. Intact clean condition pictorial dust jacket with slight creasing to edges, slight signs of handling.

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