Ravenspur

Ravenspur : Rise of the Tudors

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England, 1470.

A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand.

The Yorkist king Edward IV is driven out of England, his wife and children forced to seek sanctuary from the House of Lancaster. Yet rage and humiliation prick Edward back to greatness. He lands at Ravenspur, with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Though every hand is against them, though every city gate is shut, they have come home. The brothers York will not go quietly into banishment.

Instead, they choose to attack.

Yet neither Edward nor Richard realize that the true enemy of York has yet to reveal himself. Far away, Henry Tudor has become a man. He is the Red Dragon - 'the man of destiny' who seeks to end the Wars of the Roses. His claim will carry him to Bosworth Field.

There will be silence and the mourning of queens. There will be self-sacrifice and terrible betrayals. Two royal princes will be put to death. There will be an ending -- and a new royal house will stand over them all.


Praise for Conn Iggulden's Wars of the Roses series:

'A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb' Daily Mail

'Iggulden is a master storyteller and makes our blood flow faster' Sunday Express

'Iggulden breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times, with a flair for both the huge scale and human interest of it all' Star

'Pacey and juicy, and packed with action' Sunday Times

'Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction' Daily Mirror

'Absorbing and bloody' The Times

'One of our finest historical novelists' Daily Express
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 35mm | 622g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0718181433
  • 9780718181437
  • 68,173

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Absorbing and bloody. Iggulden handles the origins of the Tudor dynasty with great panache -- Antonia Senior * The Times * A tough, pacy chronicle of bloody encounters, betrayals and cruelties. Superb * Daily Mail * Iggulden is in a class of his own when it comes to epic, historical fiction * Daily Mirror * One of our finest historical novelists * Daily Express * Iggulden breathes new life into the darkest and most dramatic of times, with a flair for both the huge scale and human interest of it all * Star * Pacey and juicy, and packed with action * Sunday Times * Exceptionally well-written and gripping * Stylist * Compelling reading * Woman and Home * A page-turning thriller * Mail on Sunday * Superbly plotted and paced * The Times *
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About Conn Iggulden

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Following the Sunday Times bestsellers Stormbird, Trinity and Bloodline, Ravenspur is the fourth book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. He has written two previous bestselling historical series.
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