Tuesday, July 19, 2016

4 Giveaway: War of the Roses: Bloodline



This novel from bestselling author Conn Iggulden is the third book in the critically acclaimed Wars of the Roses series. Following Stormbird and Trinity this novel will continue through the brutal Civil War that we now know as the Wars of the Roses.

Bloodline sees the Lancastrian and Yorkist factions clash at the battle of Towton - the single most bloody conflict every fought on British soil. The victorious Edward of York seals his claim to the English throne.


It’s been said that Game of Thrones is the Wars of the Roses written as fantasy:
this is the real thing, more glorious, more passionate, far, far more gritty.”
Manda Scott, author and Chair of the Historical Writers’ Association


Quick Take: In Winter 1461, Richard, Duke of York, is dead – his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls 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. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. Yet in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons. Edward of March, now duke of York, proclaims himself England’s rightful king. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Through blood and treason, through broken men and vengeful women, brother shall confront brother, king shall face king. Two men can always claim a crown—but only one can keep it.
Conn Iggulden is the author two previous series on Julius Caesar and on the Mongol Khans of Central Asia and also the co-author of The Dangerous Book for Boys. Conn lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and children.

Praise for the Wars of the Roses series:

'Pacey and juicy, and packed with action' Sunday Times

'Energetic, competent stuff; Iggulden knows his material and his audience' Independent

'A novel that seamlessly combines narrative, historical credence and great knowledge of the period' Daily Express

'A page-turning thriller' Mail on Sunday

Conn Iggulden is one of the most successful authors of historical fiction writing today. Following the Sunday Times bestsellerStormbird and Trinity, Bloodline is the third book in his superb new series set during the Wars of the Roses, a remarkable period of British history. He has written two previous historical series.

Thanks to G.P. Putnam’s Sons, I have a copy of Conn Iggulden's War of the Roses: Bloodline. It's the fourth book in the series, but it can be read as a standalone if you've not had the opportunity to read the first three books. You must be at least 13 years old and have a US address to enter this giveaway.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great giveaway! I really want to read this!

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  2. This historical sounds fascinating. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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  3. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  4. Such a fascinating and terrible time in history. Love the quote from Manda Scott, obviously a person of great knowledge and good taste. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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