The Demon's Brood and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
  • RRP: £20.00
  • You Save: £3.90 (20%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The Demon's Brood has been added to your Basket
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by ACE_BOOKS
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: VERY GOOD OVERALL CONDITION ELIGIBLE FOR AMAZON'S FREE SUPER SAVER / PRIME DELIVERY - COVER MAY VARY
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

The Demon's Brood Hardcover – 20 Mar 2014


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
£16.10
£7.50 £7.49

Frequently Bought Together

The Demon's Brood + Cecily Neville: Mother of Kings
Price For Both: £32.20

Buy the selected items together



Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Constable (20 Mar 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780331770
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780331775
  • Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 3 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 111,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

Praise for The Last White Rose:

History as compelling as any novel.

(Independent)

This is a big ballsy history of the sort that is seldom written in these nuanced days, and Seward reminds us of a style that has been all-but lost in this thundering account of the Plantagenet family - from 999 when Count Fulk burnt his young wife in her wedding dress, through 500 years to the man he calls the "suicide king", Richard III. Best of all, and typical of this vivid opinionated history, is the postscript at the end of every reign when the author - who has not minced his words in the previous chapter - gives a magisterial summing up of the progress so far.. The general reader will find this book invaluable for filling in gaps of knowledge and putting a vivid story to a previously unknown monarch. It is a dramatic and page-turning history taking in the loss of the Norman inheritance, and then the shifting ownership of the "English" lands in France during the Hundred Years' War. Seward's description of the battle of Agincourt is particularly vivid . this is the medieval world - populated with heroes and seductresses, gods and murderers -and few know it better than Desmond Seward (Philippa Gregory)

Book Description

A Plantagenet galllery, from Black Fulk to Bosworth Field.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By teacher on 17 April 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
V disappointing typos in the family trees and the text. Amazing carelessness really. And some clunky sentences and grammar. I don't think this books adds much to understanding the period and concentrates on the personalities of the kings with minimum info on other people. It doesn't seem to make a case for this family displaying the same characteristics of madness, eccentricity or anything to justify the title and premise of the book.
It is a good night time read and after a few pages I'm dropping off but I can't recommend, sorry.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard L. on 5 May 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a brief run through of the Plantagenet period....a bit repetitive and no real analysis of the whys and wherefores...but makes a good introduction for those who may want to explore further
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Average read to be honest. The book just does not flow well it reads like a series of statements that in parts becomes Boring. For a riveting read it does not even come close to Dan Jones "The Plantagenets" , now Dan's book is spellbinding. The research is spectacular and the story told in such a way you are literally hooked. A much more superior read. Sorry Desmond Steward but this book is a little dull.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fantastic book chronicling the lives of England's' powerful Plantagenent dynasty. Seward's' superb narrative focuses in turn upon each monarch high-lighting each monarch's strengths and weaknesses. Great rip-roaring history conducted at a frenetic pace that will leave you breathless with anticipation. I certainly recommend this book for a comprehensive and humorous read! Book arrived early and extremely well packaged. Book brand-spanking new and Amazon again score a well deserved five star rating.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


Feedback