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Ravenspur, December 2017
War of the Roses #4
by Conn Iggulden

Pegasus Books
Featuring: Henry Tudor; Edward of York; Richard
496 pages
ISBN: 1681776855
EAN: 9781681776859
Kindle: B074D4FBZL
Hardcover / e-Book
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"The conclusion of a war that rocked England!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Conn Iggulden

Reviewed by Shellie Surles
Posted July 7, 2018


Conn Iggulden is one of the best authors of historical fiction out there. RAVENSPUR is the final book in his War of the Roses series. The War of the Roses was a battle between four kings for one crown that cost over 50,000 lives and in the end lead to the rise of the Tudors. That description is seriously broad and leaves out the intrigue, deception, and underhandedness that lead to the war. The things people did for power is shocking. Reading the details in the way they are presented by Conn Iggulden is fascinating. Obviously he was not there and did not record conversations that occurred, but his interpretation is well worth the read. Once you read one of his series you will want to look up the other series written by Conn Iggulden and read them. His research is intense and you realize it in every page you read.

I truly enjoyed the War of the Roses series and its final installment RAVENSPUR. I look forward to seeing what Conn Iggulden has in store next. If you haven't read War of the Roses yet pick it up and you will find that well written historical fiction is one of the best genres out there. There is nothing better than reading a book that makes you research the history you are reading about. You learn while being entertained and that is the best of both worlds.

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Witness the rise of the Tudor dynasty―in this concluding volume to Conn Iggulden’s vigorous and commanding retelling of the Wars of the Roses.

England, 1470. A divided kingdom cannot stand.

King Edward of York has been driven out of England. Queen Elizabeth and her children tremble in sanctuary at Westminster Abbey. The House of Lancaster has won the crown, but York will not go quietly. Desperate to reclaim his throne, Edward lands at Ravenspur with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Every hand is against them, every city gate is shut, yet the brothers York go on the attack.

But neither sees that their true enemy is Henry Tudor, now grown into a man. As the Red Dragon―“the man of destiny”― his claim to the throne leads to Bosworth Field and a battle that will bring an end to the Wars of the Roses . . .

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