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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Stormbird (Wars of the Roses I) by Conn Iggulden

My mother is Irish and from an early age she told me history as an exciting series of stories — with dates. Those who wielded influence at court took whatever lands and positions they could, and there was a general breakdown of law and order in England.

The POV from the Frenchmen was well done.

Support the Independent by purchasing this title via our affliate links: Refresh and try again. Book 1 Author oggulden As the storm clouds gather, Igguledn Henry and his queen are besieged abroad and at home. With a secret deal struck for Henry to marry a young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou, those fears become all too real. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find tropes for these characters, to put them in boxes.


But he is outnumbered and at last has to flee. I have enormous respect for those who still labour at the chalk-face. Finally, it is about the five great families descended from King Edward III and how they fought and maneuvered to control the throne of England.

The Igguoden loses not only Maine and Anjou, but also Cinn. He had long lived in his lands in France, and didn’t like to get evicted. An archer in his past, he remains on good terms with Thomas Woodchurch, an ex-archer himself, Royally screwed by the truce, which results in handing back lands won in France by Henry V.

War of the Roses: Stormbird

All in all a very promising start and indicative of what could quite well be the historical fiction book of the year. York’s leadership in France strombird taken away and given to William de la Pole, who tries in vain to defend the French land.

See all books by Conn Iggulden. This truly is a powerful piece of prose and a new novel that is a shining jewel amongst a very competitive genre. See all 4 questions about Stormbird…. Stormbird Wars of the Roses 1 by Conn Iggulden. How many times can you read the iggupden story about the same people?

War of the Roses: Stormbird | Washington Independent Review of Books

About Wars of the Roses: Sep 16, Deborah Pickstone rated it did not like it Shelves: Who will save the kingdom? The king is old and in his death bed. Margaret loves the sea voyage to England.


Case in point being Jack Cade. Then iggukden, 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. His desire for peace at any cost is presented as playing into the French hands and directly leading to the loss of Normandy. Certainly you realise the difficulties writing about these period pieces when reading the epilogue and I can accept that.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the iggukden prices. John rated it really liked it Dec 26, The Wars of the Roses was a series of itgulden wars fought between supporter The story begins inwith Henry VI, coming of age ascending to the English throne. Iggulden always has a section at the end where he explains which parts are facts and where he …more The series is very close to being historically accurate.