The first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden’s brilliant new historical series about two families that plunged England into a devastating, . The first book in #1 New York Times bestselling author Conn Iggulden’s brilliant new historical series about two families that plunged England. 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.

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The events in Stormbird take place roughly between andalthough Iggulden admits in his postscript notes that several items are moved around for the sake of narrative. Greg The series is very close to being historically accurate.

Stormbird: A Preview (Wars Of The Roses, #1)

Jul 17, Yorkshiresoul rated it really liked it. Margaret is possibly less perturbed than the modern reader by the sight of bloated corpses floating down the Thames.

Jul 21, Beorn rated it really liked it Shelves: This was one of those rare books that I was reluctant to finish, as doing so means having to leave the story only partly told, and I await the publication of the next volume eagerly, but it is also a book I would recommend to anyone with an interest in history, or someone who wants a cracking good read! It’s a first Conn read but it won’t be my last.

Apr 18, happy rated it really liked it Shelves: One thing I took from his previous two series, the Caesar led Emperor novels and the Mongol centred saga, was that his style felt very grand, detailed and rich in detail yet somehow a little detached from the action. So that would be a no. This period is a time of lots of upheaval for England due to a bad deal made for Maine and Anjou in France but included the marriage of Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou and this started a chain of events that eventually became known as the War of the Roses – the ongoing ‘battle’ b Always an avid reader of historical fiction of England this is a new author for me.


In the tradition of great historical fiction, Stormbird will leave readers waiting eagerly for the sequels while satiating lingering curiosity over their own research on the Wars of the Roses. Preview — Stormbird by Conn Iggulden. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Stormbird (Wars of the Roses, #1) by Conn Iggulden

Stormbird Wars of the Roses Author s: Sadly as this book is not released till OctoberI will have to wait for some time for the next instalment. It is that good. While in England, Margaret becomes a very faithful and loyal wife to Richard, who is ailing. I guess I was expecting more? Lois rated it liked it Oct 01, So hell yes, another book about War of the Roses, just what I need!

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? A bit lengthy and slow in parts but impressed with the telling of the various timelines and bringing them together. But the English settlers won’t give up their hard-won lands without a fight, and fight they do. I think the series has a lot of potential, but I do hope the author shifts to some new point of view characters as the war develops.

At very few intervals, he heads a chapter with a date specification so sometimes it’s unclear just when things are happening. They simply wanted a better leader not one who surrender hard won land in France; they wanted a man like Henry Bolingbroke or his son: Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

Stormbird (Wars of the Roses, book 1) by Conn Iggulden

Oct 08, Sabrina The Trash Queen marked it as to-read. There are also plenty of battle scenes in this book that will leave you with a good understanding of why the French hated to face English archers, and of just how much skill and training it took to be an archer although a true understanding only comes the first time you try and draw back a longbow!


Richard of York is sly and cunning and fierce and angry – who wouldn’t be, seeing the state of his once-proud homeland? She might be little more than a child but she is under no illusion about her duty and her good fortune, terrifying though it must have been.

Also publishes under author name C. Richard Teeuwen rated it it was amazing Sep 05, I’m a sucker for historical novels, and this is a good start. It is only when I delved into this advanced preview that I realised just how well suited a writer like Conn Iggulden is to tackling this very English affair. Too blokey for me. The English loses not only Maine and Anjou, but also Normandy.

Also in Wars of the Roses. To begin with, I thought he would be just a typical knuckleheaded bruiser who’d gather a rabble of ne’er-do-wells around him and soon meet his suitably sticky end. Son los acontecimientos desencadenantes de la Guerra de las Dos Rosas.

Thomas Woodchurch was definitely a good addition to the novel. The intrigue, the back room deals, the kings illness, the rebellion.

War of the Roses: Stormbird

I haven’t heard any of his audiobooks before, but I’m now a fan. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

May 05, Pages. I think we’ll just have to agree to differ! Then again, I absolutely love anything about the War of the Roses and this book went further back for me than most of the others I have read.

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