1470. Un futuro incerto e nebuloso attende Edoardo IV: la casata di York è ormai sconfitta, il re è esiliato nelle Fiandre e la sua famiglia è costretta a riparare presso i Lancaster. Ma rabbia e orgoglio non danno tregua a Edoardo, e lo spingono a lottare per ciò che considera ancora suo. È così che, accompagnato dal fratello Richard, salpa verso Ravenspur, il luogo dove si compirà l'ultimo pezzo del suo destino. Il suo esercito, sfiancato e decimato da un naufragio, arriva così sulle coste inglesi: anche se tutto sembra contro di loro, i due fratelli York sono finalmente a casa. E la decisione da prendere è una sola: attaccare. Ma nessuno sa che, non molto lontano da lì, in Galles, soffiano venti nuovi. Il giovane Henry Tudor è diventato un uomo: e sarà destinato a entrare nel tumultuoso corso della storia mettendo fine alla Guerra delle due Rose, in un'epica battaglia che consegnerà l'Inghilterra nelle mani della dinastia Tudor per i secoli a venire.
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I read this book a year ago and it annoyed me so much at the time that I’m only just now bothering to write a review for it. Poor editorial decisions have ruined what could have been a strong ending to an otherwise strong series. It should have been two books! The first three hundred pages or so depi Leggi tutto
Ravenspur is the final book (I would think) in Conn Iggulden's superb history of the Wars of the Roses. The tale begins with Edward IV, of House York, returning to England after being chased out by forces Loyal to Henry VI, House Lancaster, the current King of England. But Henry VI is old and frail. Leggi tutto
Not so enamoured overall with this chapter, found it a little staid in places as we jus ground out the historical timeline........ maybe thou that’s a tad harsh seeing as its a generational series & most of my favourite characters are no more..... the author hasn’t really brought any new characters Leggi tutto
This is one of the best novels that I have read on the Wars of the Roses, and I do not say that lightly. Part of me is surprised that I can make such a statement about a book that does not necessarily portray each historical figure as I would have or highlight the events that I would feature, but, r Leggi tutto
Okay, this will be short and sweet and will cover the whole series because, to be honest, there's not much of a difference between the books. The Wars of the Roses series is a solid recounting of history, and by solid I mean that the reader (listener, in my case) gets a pretty good picture of the roo Leggi tutto
Brilliant end to magnificent series. This really is a Game of Thrones but for real as the Houses of Lancaster and York battle each other, their own siblings, the French, the Flemish and the Scots and Welsh to win the throne - and then lose it as they have no plans once they seize it. Breathless trea Leggi tutto
This fantastic series concludes in spectacular style. Masterly telling of the Wars of the Roses including a particularly intriguing portrait of Richard the Gloucester, later to become Richard III.
It actually pains me to give this book only 3 (1/2) stars. I wish I could give it more, because I really liked the first three books and I almost did, because it did some things that were very important to me right. For example, neither Richard III nor Henry VII was portrayed as a mustache twirling v Leggi tutto
This book follows the author's trilogy on England's War of the Roses which I finished reading over 2 years ago. At the time I finished that series I was somewhat critical of how the author ended his trilogy. The last book ended shortly after the Battle of Towton in 1460. In my understanding of Engli Leggi tutto
I felt that this final entry into his Wars of the Roses Series is the weakest book in the series. In this novel, Mr. Iggulden divides the narrative into two parts. The first is the restoration of Henry VI 1470 and Edward IV’s subsequent recapturing the throne in 1471. The second part is basically th Leggi tutto
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