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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Michael Mulvey rated it it was amazing Jun 07, Patrick Langan rated it really liked it Jan 07, Geoffrey Lee rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Stormbird is the first of a series of books about The War of the Roses and I am sure it will be as successful as Iggulden’s previous novels.

Overall, the book feels very much like a Fictio Not a proper review, just a few comments.

My great-grandfather was a Seannachie, so I suppose story-telling is in the genes somewhere. Wars of the Roses 4 books. Warren Hoyle rated it it was ok Dec 28, The English loses not only Maine and Anjou, but also Normandy.

There rebellion is well told and as well as their frustration with the Nobility. 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.

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

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.


I’m a sucker for historical novels, and this is a good start.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. King Henry V – the great Lion of England – is long dead. He leads a band of rebels who ambush and attack the French armies. I am looking forward to reading more of Iggulden’s detailed view of the Wars of the Roses in the sequel, Trinity.

But he is outnumbered and at last has to flee.

Stormbird (Wars of the Roses, #1) by Conn Iggulden

She had igguldwn be for her husband; she was the strength behind the red rose. Oct 13, Beorn rated it really liked it Shelves: It is only when I delved into this advanced preview that I realised just how well suited a writer like Conn Iggulden is to tackling this very English affair.

I recommend to all fans of Phillipa Gregory and the “White Queen” Tv Series whi I received a preview of the first 5 chapters, through Goodreads first reads giveaways. 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.

Stormbird: A Preview (Wars Of The Roses, #1)

Conversely, although it may just be something as trivial as the fact that Iggulden, like the subject matter is English, 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.

Hardcoverpages. 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. The Duke of Suffolk is the scape goat for the loss of Normandy and is presented as one who has no greater ambitions and is just trying to do his duty to his King and Country.


But he is banished from England, to live the rest of his life in France.

She is a committed Anglophile and amateur historian specializing in the Elizabethan era. Thomas Woodchurch was definitely a good addition to the novel.

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

Book 1 The Wars of the Roses Author s: The marriage will go ahead and all we need to do now is mention casually to the English living in Maine and Anjou that their service is no longer appreciated by the Crown. This is period of history I am interested in, and living in Tewkesbury I knew part of the story but have to admit I did not know as much as thought I did. Wars of the Roses: May 05, Pages Buy. The Duke of York, Richard, has long eyed the throne of England, and finds ways to plot against the King.

It is only a first part of a longer story and I’m quite excited about what’s coming next. These are partially remedied by the flashes of humor injected into the drama, as they must have been even during the wars. From this rises a rebel. Though other authors have attempted to build her character as something other than a she-wolf who tormented England with foreign troops, this is the first time I started believing that history may have treated her too harshly. All in all a very promising start and indicative of what could quite well be the historical fiction book of the year.