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Conn Iggulden Å 2 Read & download Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Conn Iggulden Bloodline Free read Û 2 This novel from bestselling author Conn Iggulden is the third book in the critically acclaimed Wars of the Roses series Following Stormbird and Trinity this novel will continue through the brutal Civil War that we now know as the Wars of the Roses Bloodline sees the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions clash at the battle of Towton the single most bloody conflict every fought on British soil. I had previously read the first novel in the series Stormbird and liked it but did not love it the fictional character Derry Brewer was irritatingly unreal to me In this third novel he only has a small part and his behavior and actions are much believableThe novel is divided into two parts the first mainly dealing with the vicious Battle of Towton between the Lancastrian army led by Margaret of Anjou Henry VI s wife and the one led by Edward of York and Richard Neville the Kingmaker and the second part focusing on the poisonous feud between Elizabeth Woodville Edward IV s wife and Richard Neville and the latter s ultimate downfallThe battle scenes are skillfully drawn to keep readers on their toes but after a while they lose some of their pull at least they did for me I personally found Part Two to be much satisfying than the first if only for the vivid characterization of the leading actors like Edward IV Elizabeth Woodville and Richard Neville and the piuant description of their increasingly convoluted relationships with each other as self interest comes into play In particular Richard Neville is painted in a sympathetic light which is not hard at all to believe Upon Elizabeth entering Edward s life the friendship and trust between him and Richard begins to sour Richard once a loyal mentor and right hand man to King Edward is made to look like a fool in the French court on at least two occasions his two brothers are made to suffer overt and callous humiliation with the Neville family losing estates and titles and Edward meanly rejects Richard s petition for his daughter to wed the Duke of Clarence Edward s brother So we can at least understand his rage and his desire for revenge even if we do not see the prudence of his making a precipitous and brash move to imprison Edward and consider putting Henry back on the throne As things turn out he sadly underestimates Edward s popularity among the subjects which is enough to doom him to failure His subseuent regret is almost a foregone conclusionThis was a good historical fiction read that is worth 4 solid stars A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court vicious Battle of Towton between the Lancastrian army led by Margaret of Anjou Henry VI s wife and the one led by Edward of York and Richard Neville the Kingmaker and the second part focusing on the poisonous feud between Elizabeth Woodville Edward IV s wife and Richard Neville and the latter s ultimate downfallThe battle scenes are skillfully drawn to keep readers on their toes but after a while they lose some of their pull at least they did for me I personally found Part Two to be much satisfying than the first if only for the The Face on the Milk Carton vivid characterization of the leading actors like Edward IV Elizabeth Woodville and Richard Neville and the piuant description of their increasingly convoluted relationships with each other as self interest comes into play In particular Richard Neville is painted in a sympathetic light which is not hard at all to believe Upon Elizabeth entering Edward s life the friendship and trust between him and Richard begins to sour Richard once a loyal mentor and right hand man to King Edward is made to look like a fool in the French court on at least two occasions his two brothers are made to suffer overt and callous humiliation with the Neville family losing estates and titles and Edward meanly rejects Richard s petition for his daughter to wed the Duke of Clarence Edward s brother So we can at least understand his rage and his desire for revenge even if we do not see the prudence of his making a precipitous and brash move to imprison Edward and consider putting Henry back on the throne As things turn out he sadly underestimates Edward s popularity among the subjects which is enough to doom him to failure His subseuent regret is almost a foregone conclusionThis was a good historical fiction read that is worth 4 solid stars

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Conn Iggulden Å 2 Read & download Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Conn Iggulden Bloodline Free read Û 2 The victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throneThe fourth and final installment in the series will publish in 2016 Praise for the Wars of the Roses series 'Pacey and juicy and packed with action' Sunday Times'Energetic competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative historical credence and great know. Once again Mr Iggulden has written a very very good historical novel This entry in his Wars of the Roses series covers the time from just after the Battle of Wakefield to when Richard Neville the Earl of Warwick AKA the King Maker decides to throw his lot in with Lancastrian cause roughly from 1460 1469 The novel is divided into two parts The first part covers the time for just after the Battle of Wakefield to the Battle of Towton I felt this section had some of the best and most evocative scenes in the novel They included to impaling of the heads of the losers at Wakefield on the Micklegate Bar one of the Gates of the City of York the Lancastrian forces recovering Henry VI after the 2nd Battle of St Albans the refusal of the City of London to open its gates and welcome Henry and his ueen and finally the authors depiction of the Battle of TowtonThe second part of the novel opens about 4 yrs after Towton and is of a political potboiler than an adventure story Mr Iggulden tells the story of the fall of the Earl of Warwick While it too has some excellent seuences it moves much slower pace than the first part In this half of the novel the author looks at how Edward IV s ueen Elizabeth Woodville moves to neutralize influence of the house of Neville and how that eventually drives Warwick into exile The picture drawn of Warwick as he tries to figure out just what is happening to him and his family is very well done Some of the events included in this section of the novel include John Neville s Warwick s brother legal executions of the ueen s father and brother after being stripped of the Earldom of Northumberland the embarrassment of Warwick at the King of France s court as he is trying to negotiate a commercial treaty with France In this scene Warwick is actually meeting the French King when he is told that Edward has concluded a treaty with Burgundy France s wayward Dukedom totally embarrassing him in front of the French Court The romance between Warwick s daughter and the Kings brother is also well done as its conseuences when the King forbids the wedding between the twoAs far as the characters go most of those written about in the novel are actual historical figures The main exception to this is Derry Brewer He makes his return after being almost totally absent in the second novel of the series His is depicted almost as Margaret s Henry VI s ueen and de facto leader of the Lancastrian cause right hand man He is always there to give advice and pass on intelligence Sometimes the advice is good and sometimes it isn t but he still remains high in her esteem I felt that Warwick is portrayed fairly sympathically especially in the second half of the novel He is shown as feeling that he has earned his position as the most powerful non royal in England He feels wronged by the ueen as she attempts to distance his family from the King and put her numerous relatives in place of the Nevilles It all comes to a head when the ueen basically vetoes the marriage of Warwick s daughter Isabel to Edward s brother George Duke of Clarence The relationship between the two is portrayed as a love match Warwick is depicted as not uite understanding why the King won t approve the union He sees it as a natural match good for both the young people involved and at the same time cementing his family s relationship with the Royal family I thought the author did a good job a explaining the ueen s reasons for strongly suggesting that the Edward not approve the match The novel ends on Warwick and the two young lovers fleeing England and going ahead with the wedding despite Edward s disapprovalKing Edward is the other main character of the novel In the first half he is depicted as a head strong youth wanting revenge on those who killed his father In the second half is pictured as totally infatuated with his wife and as willingly going along with her plans to disentangle the crown from the Nevilles in general and Warwick in particular Obviously this back fires when Warwick flees England If there is a villain in the novel it is definitely Edward s ueen Elizabeth She is portrayed as scheming and underhanded She is not above using her influence on the King to get what she wants That is usually displacing some Neville relative with one of her own familyI thought the battle scenes while not particularly gruesome where very well done esp Towton The movement of York s army through the snow was really brought to life In his author s note Mr Iggulden says that if the high estimates are to be believed Towton was even deadly the first day of the Somme in 1916 In in contrast to the Somme and its machine guns and artillery all the deaths at Towton were with arrows swords axes billhooks halberds and other edged weapons hand to hand combatIn summary this is a very good historical novel Mr Iggulden brought me into the times and minds of those who experienced the chaos and uncertainty of those ten years This just might be the best of the series and one of his best novels I would give this 425 stars so I ve rounded down for good reads Angels Flight victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throneThe fourth and final installment in the series will publish in 2016 Praise for the Wars of the Roses series 'Pacey and juicy and packed with action' Sunday Times'Energetic competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative historical credence and great know. Once again Mr Iggulden has written a Murder in Shadow New Scotland YardDoyle and Acton #6 very Trainspotting very good historical novel This entry in his Wars of the Roses series covers the time from just after the Battle of Wakefield to when Richard Neville the Earl of Warwick AKA the King Maker decides to throw his lot in with Lancastrian cause roughly from 1460 1469 The novel is divided into two parts The first part covers the time for just after the Battle of Wakefield to the Battle of Towton I felt this section had some of the best and most evocative scenes in the novel They included to impaling of the heads of the losers at Wakefield on the Micklegate Bar one of the Gates of the City of York the Lancastrian forces recovering Henry VI after the 2nd Battle of St Albans the refusal of the City of London to open its gates and welcome Henry and his ueen and finally the authors depiction of the Battle of TowtonThe second part of the novel opens about 4 yrs after Towton and is of a political potboiler than an adventure story Mr Iggulden tells the story of the fall of the Earl of Warwick While it too has some excellent seuences it moves much slower pace than the first part In this half of the novel the author looks at how Edward IV s ueen Elizabeth Woodville moves to neutralize influence of the house of Neville and how that eventually drives Warwick into exile The picture drawn of Warwick as he tries to figure out just what is happening to him and his family is Al Jazeera The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel That is Challenging the West very well done Some of the events included in this section of the novel include John Neville s Warwick s brother legal executions of the ueen s father and brother after being stripped of the Earldom of Northumberland the embarrassment of Warwick at the King of France s court as he is trying to negotiate a commercial treaty with France In this scene Warwick is actually meeting the French King when he is told that Edward has concluded a treaty with Burgundy France s wayward Dukedom totally embarrassing him in front of the French Court The romance between Warwick s daughter and the Kings brother is also well done as its conseuences when the King forbids the wedding between the twoAs far as the characters go most of those written about in the novel are actual historical figures The main exception to this is Derry Brewer He makes his return after being almost totally absent in the second novel of the series His is depicted almost as Margaret s Henry VI s ueen and de facto leader of the Lancastrian cause right hand man He is always there to give advice and pass on intelligence Sometimes the advice is good and sometimes it isn t but he still remains high in her esteem I felt that Warwick is portrayed fairly sympathically especially in the second half of the novel He is shown as feeling that he has earned his position as the most powerful non royal in England He feels wronged by the ueen as she attempts to distance his family from the King and put her numerous relatives in place of the Nevilles It all comes to a head when the ueen basically Une ténébreuse affaire vetoes the marriage of Warwick s daughter Isabel to Edward s brother George Duke of Clarence The relationship between the two is portrayed as a love match Warwick is depicted as not uite understanding why the King won t approve the union He sees it as a natural match good for both the young people involved and at the same time cementing his family s relationship with the Royal family I thought the author did a good job a explaining the ueen s reasons for strongly suggesting that the Edward not approve the match The novel ends on Warwick and the two young lovers fleeing England and going ahead with the wedding despite Edward s disapprovalKing Edward is the other main character of the novel In the first half he is depicted as a head strong youth wanting revenge on those who killed his father In the second half is pictured as totally infatuated with his wife and as willingly going along with her plans to disentangle the crown from the Nevilles in general and Warwick in particular Obviously this back fires when Warwick flees England If there is a Der KlientDer Regenmacher villain in the novel it is definitely Edward s ueen Elizabeth She is portrayed as scheming and underhanded She is not above using her influence on the King to get what she wants That is usually displacing some Neville relative with one of her own familyI thought the battle scenes while not particularly gruesome where Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach very well done esp Towton The movement of York s army through the snow was really brought to life In his author s note Mr Iggulden says that if the high estimates are to be believed Towton was even deadly the first day of the Somme in 1916 In in contrast to the Somme and its machine guns and artillery all the deaths at Towton were with arrows swords axes billhooks halberds and other edged weapons hand to hand combatIn summary this is a The Silver Branch very good historical novel Mr Iggulden brought me into the times and minds of those who experienced the chaos and uncertainty of those ten years This just might be the best of the series and one of his best novels I would give this 425 stars so I Fisher Investments on Utilities ve rounded down for good reads

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Conn Iggulden Å 2 Read & download Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Conn Iggulden Bloodline Free read Û 2 Ledge of the period' Daily Express'A page turning thriller' Mail on Sunday Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today Following the Sunday Times bestseller Stormbird and Trinity Bloodline is the third book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses a remarkable period of British history He has written two previous historical seri. Conn Iggulden is one of the finest storytellers out there and it s no surprise to me that Bloodline proved to be an outstanding powerful novel that fully immersed me in the events of the Wars of the Roses for two glorious days History and some of the most dominant personalities of the mid 15th century comes alive on the page


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    [E–pub/Pdf] Bloodline author Conn Iggulden I had previously read the first novel in the series Stormbird and liked it but did not love it the fictional character Derry Brewer was irritatingly unreal to me In this third novel he only has a small part and his behavior and actions are mu

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    Conn Iggulden Å 2 Read & download Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Conn Iggulden Review Bloodline Once again Mr Iggulden has written a very very good historical novel This entry in his Wars of the Roses series covers the time from just after the Battle of Wakefield to when Richard Neville the Earl of Warwick AKA the King Maker decides to throw his lot in with Lancastrian cause roughly from 1460 – 1469 The novel is d

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Bloodline author Conn Iggulden Conn Iggulden Å 2 Read & download Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Conn Iggulden Conn Iggulden is one of the finest storytellers out there and it's no surprise to me that Bloodline proved to be an outstanding powerful novel that fully immersed me in the events of the Wars of the Roses for two glorious days History and some of the most dominant personalities of the mid 15th century comes alive on the page

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Bloodline author Conn Iggulden This book starts with the buildup to the famous battle of Towton Edward Plantagenet of House York has taken to the field The English people and many lords are rising up for him But Henry primarily ueen Margaret also have their forces The two me

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Bloodline author Conn Iggulden Conn Iggulden Å 2 Read & download Read Ô PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Å Conn Iggulden I've read different books about the war of roses but I feel this saga is one of my favorites about that period of war between cousins in order to achieve powerIn this book the house of York will rise with a powerful warrior king led

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  • Bloodline
  • Conn Iggulden
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  • 14 August 2018
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