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Ravenspur Rise of the Tudors England 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

  • Title: Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors
  • Author: Conn Iggulden
  • ISBN: 9780718181437
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors By Conn Iggulden, 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, thoughEngland, 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.

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    1. 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 depicted the final days of Edward IV s reign It was told in all the detail is should have been A perfect end to the novel would have been the death of such a stable monarch The aftermath that followed was c [...]

    2. 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 the author hasn t really brought any new characters to life in this chapter which is prolly reasonable as many don t survive long enough to be fleshed out but it does make it a little characterless at times when the main surviving protagonists are interacting with the no [...]

    3. 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 roots of the initial conflict and how it escalated into a decades long war that not only decimated the English nobility but also put a huge burden on the common people That s about it, really Iggulden forg [...]

    4. 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, regardless of any differences in opinion that I might have with Iggulden, this book is amazing.You know how one could be put to death in medieval times by being pulled apart by four horses That s kind o [...]

    5. It actually pains me to give this book only 3 1 2 stars I wish I could give it , 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 villain who abuses everyone that crosses their path I would even argue that for most of the time both of them were amongst the most likeable characters A huge relief for me, because I just like it better when [...]

    6. Book 1 Stormbird reviewBook 2 Trinity reviewBook 3 Bloodline reviewThis is probably my favourite series ever I was a little tentative going into this because a lot of reviews had said it wasn t as good as the first three books, but honestly I loved it just as much This novel is really the fall of Warwick and the Lancaster cause, the end of Edward IV and subsequent rise of Richard III, and, as we near the end, the start of the Tudors The Wars of the Roses is such an interesting period of history, [...]

    7. 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 the story of Richard III reign, from 1482 1485 and his defeat at Bosworth Field.In telling the story of the events of 1470 71, the author starts off with the future Henry VII escaping with his uncle, Jasper [...]

    8. As Conn s books always are, this story was very well written and the battle scenes were excellent The dialogue always draws me in and the scenes are clearly and cleanly painted For some reason, I didn t feel quite as hooked to the latter half of the book The history grabbed me since I have an interest in the period, but the loss understandable loss of characters I felt like I knew left me ever so slightly empty It had to be done and I can t fault Conn for it I blame history for this, but it goes [...]

    9. 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.

    10. 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 English history the War of the Roses didn t definitively end until the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 In my opinion the War was not over and there was some significant history yet to be played out and a 4th [...]

    11. Okay So now I have finished the series I m glad I read it I m also glad I read Gregory s The Cousins War previously Iggulden wrapped up Richard and Henry a little too quickly But he is a master at the battle scenes Now on to the next series in English history.

    12. Faded awayI have loved this series of books And I loved the first part of this one I do not mind if novelists bend facts to make a good novel as some have suggested about this book They are writing novels, not history books.But for me Part Two of this book falls as a story It is almost as if Mr Iggulden was getting a bit bored with it all and the characterisation seems to slip away Buckingham, for example, is not developed at all There is no examination of the causes of his rebellion against Ric [...]

    13. Conn Igguldenin Korpin kannus Otava, 2017 on nelj s ja samalla Ruusujen sota sarjan p t sosa Hyv ja mukaansatempaavaa historiallista viihdett tarjoillaan edelleen, mutta enp voinut v ltty ajatukselta, etteik parempaankin olisi ollut aineksia Loppu vaikuttaa hieman h tik idylt , vaikka Rikhard III n hallituskausi olisi tarjonnut aineksia vaikka mink laiseen draamaan aivan kuin kirjailija olisi halunnut vain saada sarjan nopeasti p t kseen ja vet nyt sen vuoksi mutkia suoriksi.Laadukas sarja t m o [...]

    14. Not as good as the other books in the series but I would still recommend this tremendous saga about the War of the Roses A must read

    15. The final book in Conn Iggulden s War of the Roses Quartet and I am pleased to say it did not disappoint Mr Iggulden really finished off this series in style with some help from the wonderful reader Roy McMillan who did a brilliant job for all four audiobooks.The novel focuses on Edward IV and his brother Richard as they are driven from their homeland, and then later as they return to fight against the Kingmaker Considering this was partly titled The Rise of the Tudors, I expected there to be f [...]

    16. I really liked the first three books but, somehow, this one didn t really live up to the standard of the last ones The characters seemed shallow, the explanations for their actions lazy and partly incomprehensible.Especially the 2nd part of the book, 1482 1485, disappointed me It seemed extremely rushed as a loosely connected series of scenes of importance In parts, these scenes were separated by months without mentioning any time had passed and except for their importance to the entirety of the [...]

    17. After a rough start I really got into this book I had my standards set high after having finished J.K Rowling s Harry Potter series, and at first I was a bit worried that Ravenspur would not deliver at all, even though I have greatly enjoyed the other books of the series.The first part starts of with a new character Henry Tudor and I disliked this character, and thought him quite uninteresting, as his storyline only just begun in this book, while I wanted to get back to Warwick, Edvard IV and Ma [...]

    18. The author s mechanics of good writing were excellent The book was about the Wars of Roses in 15th century England These were civil wars brought on by the aristocracy power grabs King Edward and King Richard were the main characters but not the main story Was Richard a depraved person surrounded by an aura of blackness, or did he have a touch of humanity about him Was Edward the epitome of a sun kissed king and warrior I read Sharon Kay Penman s account of the measure of these men and many other [...]

    19. To tell the truth I was disappointed.Not with the author, or in the telling of the tale but in the depths and breathe of human stupidity.The lost lives Dead children WasteWanton wasteSadBut, this is the tale this is a story and the author achieves the goal of every great author he brings us there, makes us feel and changes our perspective on what we thought we knew you will likely need the family chart at the beginning to keep track of who is who especially with the Edwards and Henry s.facebook [...]

    20. O ltimo livro da s rie Mant m a parte hist rica e a narra o como se fosse uma boa est ria contada, mas n o o melhor dos 4 livros De toda forma, o livro prende e gostoso de ler tirando as partes das batalhas.

    21. I think it would have benefited from further editing There are drawn out descriptions of marches to battles but less so of the actual battles Even the final battle at Bosworth Field, which the whole book series is heading toward, is strangely curtailed Nonetheless it s still good historical fiction with a sound basis in fact.

    22. Yleisluontoisena tiivistyksen Ruusujen sota sarjasta voisi todeta, ettei se ole kirjailijan edelt neiden Keisari ja Valloittaja sarjojen veroinen, mutta silti kelpo viihdett Henkil it oli liikaa ja he vaihtuivat liian tihe n, jotta kirjan maailmaan olisi t ysin voinut uppoutua etenkin kirjan loppupuoli tuntui v h n kiirehditylt ja typistyi l hinn historian kertaamiseksi Igguldenin perusvahvuudet el v inen maailman ja toiminnan kuvaus ovat kuitenkin l sn , ja Ruusujen sota vei menness n J mme inn [...]

    23. I received a copy of this novel through NetGalley.Ravenspur, by Conn Iggulden, the fourth book in a series about the Rise of the Tudors, suffers, from the very beginning, with pacing issues, and an apparent unease from the author to actually tell the story of the battles of the War of the Roses, even though this novel hooks itself onto the important battles of the period, ending with the Battle of Bosworth Field The author goes to a great deal of trouble to set up each and every battle, and the [...]

    24. I didn t enjoy this as much as I had hoped With memories of Towton from Bloodline, Ravenspur seemed stilted and cold Of course, there were moments that shone through, when Henry escaped Pembroke to run away with his uncle it was an exciting sequence and set up a very promising beginning to the novel But I have always felt a good book is one in which you can remember what happened in a particular scene yes, with the deluge of media around us, it has become almost impossible to keep track of thing [...]

    25. Well this is one of the few books that I savoured and stretched out instead of pushing right through it.It s the final installment in the series, unfortunately, and it is perfect Although, yes, every second page of this book absolutely breaks my heart.Everyone dies Who even needs made up tragedies when history itself is so cruel Warwick I loved how Iggulden presented his character throughout the series, in a complex fashion than the stereotypical bad guy When he died, he died bravely and mostly [...]

    26. Honestly, these British royals bloodlines families were some of the most dysfunctional in existence Full of pride, craving power and self importance lead to some historically large hissy fits Really, for the most part, even though intriguing, it s laughable I learned a lot, historically speaking, which is what I was looking for Iggulden has an amazing talent at portraying battles and characters I ve loved this series.

    27. This is the last book in the War of the Roses series and it lacked something that the other books had I don t know if it was the pace, the characters or the narration, but i was not as gripped as the others.I still enjoyed it, and i think i picked up a few extra history references.I really enjoyed the author notes at the end of the book i find these very useful and insightful when i read an historical fiction book I am not an historian, i enjoy the story Being educated a little while reading is [...]

    28. The weakest book of the series I wasn t compelled by the storyline to keep reading, only the sense that I ought to finish the series It didn t feel as character driven as the other novels and seemed to rush over certain things and spend ages on others the pacing was off.

    29. I m completely in awe of Iggulden s way of handling these massive historic events and the scores of people involved It s so good

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