Conn Iggulden has written a very entertaining book. It took me a few weeks to get through it but Xmas and the rest did not help. Not as good and the Emperor or Genghis series as yet, but, this is only the beginning of the series which I expect will keep me enthralled. The initial forming of the many characters has taken up the first book, so the blood will fly in the next mighty tome, (I hope)which I look forward to being published around September. I know next to nothing of the period off the wars of the roses and look forward to gaining a better understanding of the events which resulted in this civil war. The closest I ever got was the Penguin classic 'Warwick The King Maker' All in all an exciting start to a new series.