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