Wars of the Roses

8 books in series
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Wars of the Roses: Stormbird Publisher's Summary

The thrilling first instalment in the Wars of the Roses series - set at the beginnings of this turbulent period of English history which saw the throne change hands six times in 30 years.

The Swan sees Henry VI crowned King of England and married to the young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou - and so begins the extraordinary story of how England became a divided nation, where brother took up arms against brother. This was the war which defined the England we know today.

The Wars of the Roses series will be a landmark piece of historical fiction writing, with all the intrigue, drama, and action one expects from one of the biggest names in the genre. This is Conn Iggulden at his finest.

©2013 Conn Iggulden (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
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  • Book 1

    • Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79

    The thrilling first instalment in the Wars of the Roses series - set at the beginnings of this turbulent period of English history which saw the throne change hands six times in 30 years. The Swan sees Henry VI crowned King of England, and married to the young French noblewoman, Margaret of Anjou - and so begins the extraordinary story of how England became a divided nation, where brother took up arms against brother. This was the war which defined the England we know today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A well executed set up.

    • By P.M. Bedford on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Wars of the Roses

    • Stormbird
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court. A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride - Margaret of Anjou - sparks revolts across English territory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent!

    • By Aleta M. Nichols on 10-05-15

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Wars of the Roses: Trinity

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Trinity, the second instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. 1454: King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness for over a year, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and Queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son Edward will one day know the love of his father.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Ji Gittins on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $25.59

    • Wars of the Roses

    • Margaret of Anjou
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    It is 1454, and for over a year King Henry VI has remained all but exiled in Windsor Castle, struck down by his illness, his eyes vacant, his mind a blank. His fiercely loyal wife and queen, Margaret of Anjou, safeguards her husband's interests, hoping that her son, Edward, will one day come to know his father. With each month that Henry is all but absent as king, Richard, the duke of York, protector of the realm, extends his influence throughout the kingdom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Richard III Wasn't a Cripple

    • By David Groveman on 11-30-15

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

    • The Wars of the Roses, Book 3
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Wars of the Roses: Bloodline, the third instalment in Conn Iggulden's thrilling Wars of the Roses trilogy. Winter 1461 - Richard Duke of York is dead, his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of York city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen rides south with an army of northerners, accompanied by warriors from the Scottish Highlands. Margaret and her army seem unstoppable.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unaccurate, but a Great listen!

    • By Veronika on 09-23-16

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Wars of the Roses: Bloodline

    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Winter 1461: Richard, Duke of York, is dead - his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the wall of the city. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. His Lancastrian queen, Margaret of Anjou, rides south with an army of victorious Northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another masterpiece for Iggulden

    • By N. Langereis on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 4

    • Ravenspur

    • Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: Roy McMillan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of Ravenspur by Conn Iggulden, read by Roy McMillan. The fourth and final novel in Conn Iggulden's epic Wars of the Roses series. The season of vengeance has begun.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must Read for War of Roses buffs

    • By Brett on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Ravenspur

    • Rise of the Tudors
    • By: Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated by: John Curless
    • Length: 16 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    Regular price: $34.99