Wars of the Roses (Paperback)

Bloodline

By Conn Iggulden

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 9780399184185, 432pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/7/2014)
Digital Audiobook (6/15/2015)
Hardcover (7/19/2016)

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Description

The brilliant retelling of the Wars of the Roses continues with Bloodline, the gripping third novel in the new series from historical fiction master Conn Iggulden.
 
Winter 1461: Richard, duke of York, is dead—his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city.
            King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen, Margaret of Anjou, rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable.
            Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons.
            Edward of March, now duke of York, proclaims himself England’s rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king.
            Two men can always claim a crown—but only one can keep it.
            Following Margaret of Anjou, Bloodline is the third epic installment in master storyteller Conn Iggulden’s new Wars of the Roses series. Fans of the Game of Thrones and the Tudors series will be gripped from the word “go.”


About the Author

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Following Stormbird and Margaret of Anjou, Bloodline is the third book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. His previous two series, on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia, describe the founding of the greatest empires of their day and were number-one bestsellers. Iggulden lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.


Praise For Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

Praise for Bloodline

“One of our finest historical novelists has produced another impressively researched, cleverly plotted and gripping take on the Wars of the Roses.”—Daily Express

“Sure-footed, pacy, gore-splattered . . . rings absolutely true.” —Daily Mail

Praise for the Wars of the Roses series

"[A] mighty unbuckling of a great big series.... You're flung straight into the saga... Pacey and juicy."--Sunday Times

"Compulsively readable and historically reliable...With a cast of characters...and a convoluted plot ripped straight from the pages of history, this retelling of a legendary dynastic struggle will appeal to the legions of historical fiction fans that have contributed to the popularity and fictional longevity of the Yorks and the Lancasters."--Booklist

"The politicking and conniving are worthy of a Washington potboiler. The battle scenes turn on the flick of a decision, adding to the excitement of this twisting chapter in English history. Royal watchers, history buffs, and those who love their war tales will be marching alongside the author as he illuminates the ups and downs of royal control in that uncertain era." --Library Journal