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. 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? Stormbird is followed by Trinity, also available from Penguin Random House UK. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell, Ken Follett and Hilary Mantel. Praise for Conn Iggulden: 'This is energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent 'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror 'Iggulden...tells an absolutely cracking story' The Times Conn Iggulden is the author of the best-selling Emperor and Conqueror historical fiction series and also the co-author (with his brother Hal), of 2006's British Book of The Year, The Dangerous Book for Boys. Born in London, Conn Iggulden read English at London University and worked as a teacher for seven years before becoming a full time writer. He is married and lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.
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Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Following the Sunday Times bestsellers Stormbird, Trinity and Bloodline, Ravenspur is the fourth book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. He has written two previous bestselling historical series.Review:
Praise for WARS OF THE ROSES: STORMBIRD
“Capturing the stink and gore, violence and romance of medieval life, Iggulden makes real those grand characters who live in the collective memory. A page-turner sure to have readers eager for the next in the series.”
“Several of the well-drawn characters, especially the dashing, totally fictional Brewer, stand out to carry the narrative.... And this is just the beginning....Iggulden’s easy-to-follow take on the War of the Roses will keep followers of the old English royals completely engrossed. Bernard Cornwell fans will also enjoy.”
Praise for the novels of Conn Iggulden
"A triumph of historical fiction." — Publishers Weekly
"A rip-roarin' read, and inspiration to go and sack a few cities on your own." — Kirkus Reviews
"What Robert Graves did for Claudius, Conn Iggulden now does for the most famous Roman emperor of them all — Julius Caesar."—William Bernhardt, author of Capitol Betrayal
"A swashbuckling adventure story...Iggulden is a grand storyteller"— USA Today
"Emperor is stunning.... Words like 'brilliant,' 'sumptuous,' and 'enchanting' jostle to be used, but scarcely convey the way Iggulden brings the tale to life." — Los Angeles Times
"A brilliant, tough-as-nails story. I wish I'd written it. It left me wanting more. A novel of vivid characters, stunning action and unrelenting pace." — Bernard Cornwell author of 1356
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