[ EBOOK Bloodline ] by Conn Iggulden – dedelicate.com
EBOOK Bloodline by Conn Iggulden – dedelicate.com
I ve ead different books about the war of Omnibus Films 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 willise with a powerful w After being slightly disappointed with the previous book in this series I was anxious to see if Iggulden Graeco-Egyptian Magick returned to some of what made Stormbird so fantastic I was not disappointed with Bloodlines This King Edward oh my What a beefcake I love how Iggulden brings something new to the Wars of the Roses in each 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 example 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 think 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 enemies 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 entry into London Margaret finds herselfunning into exileThe portrayal of Richard Neville Earl of Warwick is particularly well done I enjoyed the view of his inner struggle with the death of his father the fight for his immature but undeniably kingly cousin and his eventual fall How he tried to do the Slave Again (Whispers of Refuge right thing at every turn but somehow things turned out disastrously wrongEdward seign is filled with it s own drama largely due to his choice of wife The young king may have established his dominance as a soldier on the bloody field of Towton but he is no eual to a manipulative older woman Elizabeth Woodville manages to isolate Edward from everyone who had formerly supported him and turn them against each other She is certain that the support of her own family will be sufficient to eplace that of the Neville s and as we watch Warwick limp into ex. 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 every fought on British soil.
Ile we can almost believe that she is ightExcept we know there is to this story Book 4 Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors cannot get here fast enough 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 Autumn Days with the Moodys (Moody Family 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 areeadily brought to battle as the struggle intensifies I Reindeer and Caribou: Health and Disease 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 noreuired as the compress the ordinary soldiers found themselves in fighting with billhooks staffs or cleavers is chilling 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 into endless 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 earImpressive the series is to be continued cant wait I had previously ead the first novel in the series Stormbird and liked it but did no. 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.
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T 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 eaders 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 elationships with 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 Elizabeth entering Edward s life the friendship and trust between him and Richard begins to sour Richard once a loyal mentor and ight 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 estates and titles and Edward meanly ejects Richard s petition for his daughter to wed the Duke of Clarence Edward s brother So we can at least understand his age and his desire for evenge even 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 he sadly underestimates Edward s popularity among the subjects which is enough to doom him to failure His subseuent egret is almost a foregone conclusionThis was a good historical fiction ead 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 emarkable period of British history He has written two previous historical seri.
CF IgguldenI was born in the normal way in 1971 and vaguely remember half pennies and sixpences I have written for as long as I can remember poetry short stories and novels It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St Gregory’s RC High School in London by the end of that period I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk face In truth I can’t find it in me to miss the grind of paperwork and initiatives I do miss the camaraderie of the smokers’ room as well as the lessons where their faces lit up as they understood what I was wittering on aboutMy mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories – with dates My great grandfather was a Seannachie so I suppose story telling is in the genes somewhere My father flew in Bomber Command in WWII then taught maths and science Perhaps crucially he also loved poetry and cracking good tales Though it seems a dated idea now I began teaching when boys were told only girls were good at English despite the great names that must spring to mind after that statement My father loved working with wood and euations but he also recited ‘Vitai Lampada’ with a gleam in his eye and that matters franklyI’ve always loved historical fiction as a genre and cut my teeth on Hornblower and Tai Pan Flashman Sharpe and Jack Aubrey I still remember the sheer joy of reading my first Patrick O’Brian book and discovering there were nineteen in the series I love just about anything by David Gemmell or Peter F Hamilton or Wilbur Smith I suppose the one thing that links all those is the love of a good taleThat’s about it for the moment If you’d like to get in touch with me leave a comment in the forum or you can tweet me ConnIggulden I’ll leave it there for the moment If you’ve read my books you know an awful lot about the way I think already There’s no point overdoing itConn Iggulden