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Ell done as its conseuences when the King forbids the "wedding between the twoAs far as the characters go most of those written about in the novel are actual historical "between the twoAs far as the characters go most of those written about in the novel are actual historical The main xception to this is Derry Brewer He makes his return after being almost totally absent in the second novel of the series His is depicted almost as Margaret s Henry VI s ueen and de facto leader of the Lancastrian cause right hand man He is always there to give advice and pass on intelligence Sometimes the advice is good and sometimes it isn t but he still remains high in her Defying Shadows (Rising Shadows esteem I felt that Warwick is portrayed fairly sympathicallyspecially in the second half of the novel He is shown as feeling that he has The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) earned his position as the most powerful non royal in England He feels wronged by the ueen as she attempts to distance his family from the King and put her numerous relatives in place of the Nevilles It all comes to a head when the ueen basically vetoes the marriage of Warwick s daughter Isabel to Edward s brother George Duke of Clarence The relationship between the two is portrayed as a love match Warwick is depicted as not uite understanding why the King won t approve the union He sees it as a natural match good for both the young people involved and at the same time cementing his family s relationship with the Royal family I thought the author did a good job axplaining the ueen s reasons for strongly suggesting that the Edward not approve the match The novel Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, ends on Warwick and the two young lovers fleeing England and going ahead with the wedding despite Edward s disapprovalKing Edward is the other main character of the novel In the first half he is depicted as a head strong youth wanting revenge on those who killed his father In the second half is pictured as totally infatuated with his wife and as willingly going along with her plans to disentangle the crown from the Nevilles in general and Warwick in particular Obviously this back fires when Warwick flees England If there is a villain in the novel it is definitely Edward s ueen Elizabeth She is portrayed as scheming and underhanded She is not above using her influence on the King to get what she wants That is usually displacing some Neville relative with one of her own familyI thought the battle scenes while not particularly gruesome where very well donesp Towton The movement of York s army through the snow was really brought to life In his author s note Mr Iggulden says that if the high A Fairly Honourable Defeat estimates are to be believed Towton wasven deadly the first day of the Somme in 1916 In in contrast to the Somme and its machine guns and artillery all the deaths at Towton were with arrows swords axes billhooks halberds and other dged weapons hand to hand combatIn summary this is a very good historical novel Mr Iggulden brought me into the times and minds of those who xperienced the chaos and uncertainty of those
ten years This just might be the best of the series and one of his best novels I years This just might be the best of the series and one of his best novels I give this 425 stars so I ve rounded down for good reads I had previously read the first novel in the series Stormbird and liked it but did not love it the fictional character Derry Brewer was irritatingly unreal to me In this third novel he only has a small part and his behavior and actions are much believableThe novel is divided into two parts the first mainly dealing with the vicious Battle of Towton between the Lancastrian army led by Margaret of Anjou Henry VI s wife and the one led by Edward of York and Richard Neville the Kingmaker and the second part focusing on the poisonous feud between Elizabeth Woodville Edward IV s wife and Richard Neville and the latter s ultimate downfallThe battle scenes are skillfully drawn to keep readers on their toes but after a while they lose some of their pull at least they did for me I personally found Part Two to be much satisfying than the first if only for the vivid characterization of the leading actors like Edward IV Elizabeth Woodville and Richard Neville and the piuant description of their increasingly convoluted relationships with Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue each other as self interest comes into play In particular Richard Neville is painted in a sympathetic light which is not hard at all to believe Upon Elizabethntering Edward s life the friendship and trust between him and Richard begins to sour Richard once a loyal mentor and right hand man to King Edward is made to look like a fool in the French court on at least two occasions his two brothers are made to suffer overt and callous humiliation with the Neville family losing The Man Without a Face estates and titles and Edward meanly rejects Richard s petition for his daughter to wed the Duke of Clarence Edward s brother So we can at least understand his rage and his desire for revengeven if we do not see the prudence of his making a precipitous and brash move to imprison Edward and consider putting Henry back on the throne As things turn out and consider putting Henry back on the throne As things turn out sadly underestimates Edward s popularity among the subjects which is nough to doom him to failure His subseuent regret is almost a foregone conclusionThis was a good historical fiction read that is worth 4 solid stars. Ledge of the period' Daily Express'A page turning thriller' Mail on Sunday Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today Following the Sunday Times bestseller Stormbird and Trinity Bloodline is the third book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses a remarkable period of British history He has written two previous historical seri. .
This book starts with the buildup to the famous battle of Towton Edward Plantagenet of House York has taken to the field The English people and many lords are rising up for him But Henry primarily ueen Margaret also have their forces The two meet in a large snowstorm outside of TowtonThe rest of the book gets into the conflict that arises by Edward marrying Elizabeth Woodville and then promoting her family to high positions which then cause problems with the NevillesThe Wars of the Roses shows that while it is King that may rule England many of the troubles can be directly to po I love how Iggulden brings something new to the Wars of the Roses in ach installment in this series He has taken a story that has been told many times and adds in a few new details that other authors left in the background An xample the opening scene at York s Micklegate with men struggling to place the heads of Richard of York Richard "Neville Of Salisbury And Edmund Of Rutland On Spikes I "of Salisbury and Edmund of Rutland on spikes I I was holding my breathMargaret should have taken the Duke of York s warning seriously In killing York and Salisbury she thought she had vanuished her nemies but she truly had unleashed the sons Warwick and March now York are able to do what their fathers had not Rather than a triumphant Threads Of The Shroud entry into London Margaret finds herself running intoxileThe portrayal of Richard Neville Earl of Warwick is particularly well done I All Seated on the Ground enjoyed the view of his inner struggle with the death of his father the fight for his immature but undeniably kingly cousin and hisventual fall How he tried to do the right thing at Untitled. every turn but somehow things turned out disastrously wrongEdward s reign is filled with it s own drama largely due to his choice of wife The young king may havestablished his dominance as a soldier on the bloody field of Towton but he is no Wiring eual to a manipulative older woman Elizabeth Woodville manages to isolate Edward fromveryone who had formerly supported him and turn them against Against All Odds each other She is certain that the support of her own family will be sufficient to replace that of the Neville s and as we watch Warwick limp intoxile we can almost believe that she is rightExcept we know there is to this story Book 4 Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors cannot get here fast nough This series just keeps getting better and better but being a Yorkist I wish Edward IV was portrayed positively but I suspect it s accurate Can t wait for the next volume but a year to wait I guess I ve read different books about the war of roses but I feel this saga is one of my favorites about that period of war between cousins in order to achieve powerIn this book the house of York will rise with a powerful warrior king led to the throne by none other than
the famous kingmaker and the Nevilles will achieve their goals under king Edward s reign famous kingmaker and the Nevilles will achieve their goals under king Edward s reign a she wolf changes things Conn Iggulden is one of the finest storytellers out there and it s finest storytellers out there and it s surprise to me that Bloodline proved to be an outstanding powerful novel that fully immersed me in the vents of the Wars of the Roses for two glorious days History and some of the most dominant personalities of the mid 15th century comes alive on the page Nearly a 5 Star as its a 45pts for meBack on familiar ground with the third instalment of Conn Iggulden s War of the RosesIt grows on you many new characters come to the fore after the last series climaxed in the fall of the Duke of York it takes a little time to attune but once you are there its a smooth ride of a story By now Derry is older maybe not so wiser whilst the ueen has matured as she s doubled in age from the frightened 15 year old girl that arrived in England The sons of York Warwick have come of age armies are readily brought to battle as the struggle intensifies I really learned a lot about the period as well as the folk involved much so than a few dusty history books about the periodThe battle scenes too of St Albans Towton leap out from the text the telling of the strategy is particularly impressive leaving you with a vivid picture of how it all played out Gorefest not included nor reuired as the compress the ordinary soldiers found themselves in fighting with billhooks staffs or cleavers is chilling The DOS enoughParts do drift albeit very small no doubt important details which will come to the fore later For the most it s an impressive tale of the War Of the Roses with the balance between narrative battle scenes spot on unlike his later two books in the Wolf of the Plains series which turned intondless battle after battleEndless scheming mistrust abound you clearly get to see how the Wars of the Roses came about why it continued as the sides fractured despite victories on the battlefield One could say that the kingdom of England was torn asunder by two harpies firstly Margaret of Anjou latterly Elizabeth Woodville They certainly weren t confined to whispering sweet nothings in the Against All Odds earImpressive the series is to be continued cant wait This was just so damn good Thentire novel felt like one great big action seuence as Iggulden captured the desperate and crucial nature of the fighting superbly This novel from bestselling author Conn Iggulden is the third book in the critically acclaimed Wars of the Roses series Following Stormbird and Trinity this novel will continue through the brutal Civil War that we now know as the Wars of the Roses Bloodline sees the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions clash at the battle of Towton the single most bloody conflict Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism every fought on British soil. T was violent and intense it was clever and brutal importantly though it was careful Edward and Warwick knew that their future and the continuingxistence of their houses rested on this conflict They couldn t lose they couldn t make a mistake So they didn t The sons truly have been unleashed King Edward VI and Earl Warwick from the White ueenIn his final moments Richard Duke of York had the right of things He knew his demise wouldn t change a great deal His son could simply take on the role of head of the house and carry on the bloody war The sons can take vengeance for their father s defeat They are now the leaders of vast armies and they want blood they want revenge on the house of Lancaster So they proclaim Edward King of England and contest the weak King of house Lancaster Henry VI The white rose is set to face the red once again The action that commenced was as Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils epic and turbulent as these historical times Iggulden describes battlefields perfectly It almost feels like your there witnessing thevents I still attest he is one of the best historical fiction author s at this particular aspect of writing I stormed through these parts of the book as Edward stormed his Payment Due enemies with sword in hand Pages seemed to fly like the arrows of the English longbow I do love a good historical novel and this isasily the best one in this series so far The broken bonds of war So Warwick and Edward set out what they achieved to do they won a crown and avenged both their fathers but now that the fighting has finished and so politicking begins Edward is now king and Warwick is left with the task of trying to manage a headstrong youth who thinks he knows how to rule He doesn t listen to his friends and in the Vampireville (Vampire Kisses, end terns him against himself He doesn t appreciate what he has done for him in the past he doesn t reward Warwicknough for his service and backs the Woodville faction Had he sense he would have kept such a powerful friend and such a dangerous Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, enemy much closer His loss wasn t worth the gain of the Woodville family It s likexchanging gold for copper It is no wonder why tension begins to rise between the two Edward makes Warwick look the fool in France But he did only marry for love I think in this the self serving and fickle nature of The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, each family shines through the writing Everybody is out for themselves The Woodville s wanted power and to destroy those that got in between them and the king thus another bloody chapter in the Wars of the Roses begins It will be interesting to see how Iggulden handles the fall of the Kingmaker Earl Warwick and the murder of the Duke of Clarence I m looking forward to thend of this series at the bloody field of Bosworth with the last charge of the final Plantagenet King Richard III War of the Roses series1 Stormbird An interesting four stars 2 Trinity A bloody four stars3 Bloodline A strong four stars After being slightly disappointed with the previous book in this series I was anxious to see if Iggulden returned to some of what made Stormbird so fantastic
*i was not *was not with Bloodlines This King Edward oh my What a beefcake Once again Mr Iggulden has written a very very good historical novel This ntry in his Wars of the Roses series covers the time from just after the Battle of Wakefield to when Richard Neville the
Earl of Warwick AKA the King Maker decides to throw hisof Warwick AKA the King Maker decides to throw his in with Lancastrian cause roughly from 1460 1469 The novel is divided into two parts The first part covers the time for just after the Battle of Wakefield to the Battle of Towton I felt this section had some of the best and most vocative scenes in the novel They included to impaling of the heads of the losers at Wakefield on the Micklegate Bar one of the Gates of the City of York the Lancastrian forces recovering Henry VI after the 2nd Battle of St Albans the refusal of the City of London to open its gates and welcome Henry and his ueen and finally the authors depiction of the Battle of TowtonThe second part of the novel opens about 4 yrs after Towton and is of a political potboiler than an adventure story Mr Iggulden tells the story of the fall of the Earl of Warwick While it too has some xcellent seuences it moves much slower pace than the first part In this half of the novel "the author looks at how Edward IV s ueen Elizabeth Woodville moves to "author looks at how Edward IV s ueen Elizabeth Woodville moves to influence of the house of Neville and how that ventually drives Warwick into Elizabeth Ann Seton exile The picture drawn of Warwick as he tries to figure out just what is happening to him and his family is very well done Some of thevents included in this section of the novel include John Neville s Warwick s brother legal Die Postmoderne Konstellation executions of the ueen s father and brother after being stripped of the Earldom of Northumberland thembarrassment of Warwick at the King of France s court as he is trying to negotiate a commercial treaty with France In this scene Warwick is actually meeting the French King when he is told that Edward has concluded a treaty with Burgundy France s wayward Dukedom totally mbarrassing him in front of the French Court The romance between Warwick s daughter and the Kings brother is also The victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throneThe fourth and final installment in the series will publish in 2016 Praise for the Wars of the Roses series 'Pacey and juicy and packed with action' Sunday Times'Energetic competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative historical credence and great know. ,