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Conn Iggulden Wars of the Roses Series 4 Books Collection Set (Stormbird, Trinity, Ravenspur, Bloodline)

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What he sees makes the King’s decisions seem ever weaker and born from pure fear, ultimately, providing more reason to prefer the Yorkist leaders. Stormbird is the first of a series of books about The War of the Roses and I am sure it will be as successful as Iggulden's previous novels.

Trinity The brilliant retelling of the Wars of the Roses continues with Trinity, the second gripping novel in the new series from historical fiction master, Conn Iggulden. I've avoided his writing before as I've tended to associate him with “books for boys” - an association which was reaffirmed with the publication of The Dangerous Book for Boys which he co-wrote with his brother Hal. A peasent uprising starting in Kent, this was probably the most successful of the many rebellions that occurred at the time. In August 2014, Iggulden was one of 200 public figures who signed a letter to The Guardian, opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.The clash of the Houses of Lancaster and York may be the beginning of a war that could tear England apart . Alternando escenas protagonizadas por las distintas facciones, nos presenta a los distintos "personajes" de la trama: el honorable lord Suffolk, el astuto lord York, el intrigante Derry Brewer, el levantisco Jack Cade y los traicionados y abandonados arqueros del rey. Another big character in the story is Jack Cade who is made to feel like a powerful and noble character.

Considero que la serie va in crescendo a medida que avanzamos en la tetralogía, y este sirve un poco de preámbulo a la guerra que se desencadenará en los siguientes.

This battle was so pivotal in the evolution of the conflict that Iggulden goes into great detail to explain how the battle unfolded. When this is done well, as in Stormbird, it can really help to see the known facts in the context of the attitudes and conditions of the times. I was also intrigued by the way he made Richard Duke of York the villain and the Duke of Suffolk, William de la Pole, into a tragic hero.

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