Wars of the Roses: Stormbird (Paperback)

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Go back 50 years from Hilary Mantel's Henry VIII trilogy and you are in a very different time Henry VI and the Wars of the Roses. Like much great historical fiction, this novel reads more like fiction than history, with rich, fully drawn characters, intricate plots and vivid scenery. It is the first of three (the second is due out in June, and the author will be here at PSB) as an added bonus, if you want to see the Bard's version on stage, Actor's Shakespeare Project is performing Henry VI, Part 2 from May 13 through June 7.

David

— From WARS OF THE ROSES: STORMBIRD

Description


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, decades-long civil war.

In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named “The Lamb,” Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father’s famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court.
           
A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride—Margaret of Anjou—sparks revolts across English territory. The rival royal line, the House of York, sees the chaos brought on by Henry’s weakness and with it the opportunity to oust an ineffectual king.
 
As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?
 
“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

About the Author


Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. He is the author of the Conqueror series, concerning the Mongol Khans, and the Emperor series, about Julius Caesar. Conn lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children. 

Praise For…


“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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780425275443
ISBN-10: 0425275442
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Pages: 512
Language: English