Monday, 17 April 2017

Book Review ~ War of the Roses Bloodline by Conn Iggulden


- Winter 1461 -
     Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of York city. 
     King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian Queen rides south with an army of northerners, accompanied by warriors from the Scottish Highlands. Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. But his death has unleashed York's sons.
     Edward of March, now Duke of York, proclaims himself England's rightful king. Through blood and treason, broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. 
     Two men may claim a crown. 
     Only one can keep it.

Another great book in the War of the Roses series. I’m not surprised really, Conn Iggulden is one of the best authors ever.
You’re not just reading facts about true events from the past, you are there, fighting with Margaret of Anjou, Richard of York, Richard of Warwick, and my favourite character, Derry Brewer.

In this book, I finally get to read the big battle of Towton. Of course, I wasn’t disappointed. I was on the edge of my seat even though I knew the outcome.

I was really looking forward to finally seeing Elizabeth Woodville. I assumed she was a nice person who had no personal ambition of her own…how I was wrong.
As soon as she became queen, her family bled into England like a disease.
She might actually love Edward, but her actions let me to believe she is in it for herself and her family.
I hope the next book we see a different side to her.

One more book left in the series. I’m sad it will be the last, I really don’t want this series to finish. I think I’ll read another book in between, holding off the inevitable.

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