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Wars of the Roses: Stormbird (Wars of the Roses 1) Hardcover – 10 Oct 2013

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Joseph; First Edition edition (10 Oct. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718159837
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718159832
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 4.6 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (832 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"It's been said that "Game of Thrones "is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious [and] more passionate."--M. C. Scott, author of "Rome: The Emperor's Spy"
"Capturing the...violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Great pacing, fascinating people, and vibrant descriptions make this a must read!"--"Historical Novel Review"

It s been said that "Game of Thrones "is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious [and] more passionate. M. C. Scott, author of "Rome: The Emperor s Spy"
Capturing the violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. "Kirkus Reviews"
Great pacing, fascinating people, and vibrant descriptions make this a must read! "Historical Novel Review""

It s been said that Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious [and] more passionate. M. C. Scott, author of Rome: The Emperor s Spy
Capturing the violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. Kirkus Reviews
Great pacing, fascinating people, and vibrant descriptions make this a must read! Historical Novel Review"

"It's been said that Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious [and] more passionate."--M. C. Scott, author of Rome: The Emperor's Spy
"Capturing the...violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory."--Kirkus Reviews
"Great pacing, fascinating people, and vibrant descriptions make this a must read!"--Historical Novel Review

-It's been said that Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy: this is the real thing, more glorious [and] more passionate.---M. C. Scott, author of Rome: The Emperor's Spy
-Capturing the...violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory.---Kirkus Reviews
-Great pacing, fascinating people, and vibrant descriptions make this a must read!---Historical Novel Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Superb, rollicking, a triumph. A rich and vivid tapestry . . . providing plenty of twists, turns, treachery and treason'
Daily Express

King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead.

In 1437 his gentle son comes of age and takes the throne. Frail in body and mind, King Henry VI is dependent on his supporters to run his kingdom.

Richard, Duke of York, however, believes that without a strong king England will fall. His fears seem justified as English power comes under threat from France, and discontent and rebellion spread at home.

On the counsel of his advisers, Henry marries the young princess Margaret of Anjou in order to forge an alliance with France - but is it too late?

As the storm clouds gather, King Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home.
Who can save the throne? Who will save the kingdom?

'Superbly plotted and paced' The Times

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Incredible - I never understood the wars of the roses but here it so clearly documented in a frills-free historical novel series that you can put down. Far better than even Bernard Corwell's "Sharpe". I don't read many books again but I shall be re-reading this series
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Having read and enjoyed so many of Conn's books - particularly the Khan series - I eagerly went for this series. It is promising, but the early chapters bear so much resemblance to the Bernard Cornwell books featuring archers and longbows that I almost forgot WHO I was reading ! Much better when he gets into the Jack Cade rebellion and the politics of York and Lancaster
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Well paced and detailed where it needs to be. Some brilliant battle scenes. It lacks the richness and depth of G.O.T., but it's hard to beat the best.
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Incredible first chapter of a great series I am sure. It's the second series I have read of this author and being the history geek I am he never disappoints. I look forward to reading the rest of the books!
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If history had been taught as well as this book reads,then generations of school kids would be better off.I am looking forward to the next book.
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Conn Iggulden at his fabulous best, history brought to life in an easy read, can't wait to start book 2
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very interesting read, the intrigues of medieval courts and lowly born all rolled into one, cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy, throughly recommended to anyone with an interest in medieval war and politics
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Great read and historical storytelling to bring these events of the 15th century to life. Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys some historical embellishment!
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