In the bitter dawn of a winter's morning, a young man and a woman escape from a priory. In fear for their lives, they are forced to flee across a land ravaged by conflict.
For this is the Wars of the Roses, one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history. Where brother confronts brother, king faces king and Thomas and Katherine must fight just to stay alive....
©2014 Toby Clements (P)2016 Bolinda
"An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the [listener]." (Hilary Mantel)
An avid Audible listener for the past two years, it fits in superbly with my busy lifestyle. Love crime and historical novels most.
Just finished this book and can barely find the words to describe how much I enjoyed it. Without doubt it is one of the best books I've listened to for ages. For the passed few days I've been in that peculiar state where I was longing to find out what happened in the end without wanting the book to finish.
But what joy, it's part of a trilogy. So I downloaded Book 2 without waiting. The characters in this novel are so believable, Kit and Thomas, Sir John and Richard, even Walter, though the Welsh voices need some practice, you could almost think that Toby Clements wrote this book thinking that Jack Hawkins was going to read it.
If you love historical novels or even if you just love a romping good story with brilliantly drawn characters then download this book now and put the rest of your life on hold for a bit.
This book was interesting with a fascinating plot, fast paced and well researched - I could not put it down.
I found the battles scenes a little too long and gory but I got used to them in the end. This was all brought to life so brilliantly by the best of narrators. It will be a hard act to follows. Thank you.
Retired soak up books of all genres . Used to read . Audible is excellent for Me now has my eyes ache with to much Reading...
What an absolutely fabulous book ....already desperate
For book 2 .Historically accurate . It's a truly great depiction
Of the people and there lives in the barbaric world
Of the wars of the roses ......Must listen excellent narration
The characters, the historical detail and the narration.
The Outlander series because of the characterization and exciting way of bringing history to life!
There are too many memorable scenes to single one out.
I cannot wait for Part 2 of this series!
It has been a long time since I have read or listen to such a well written beautifully thought out story, Thank you so much and I hope you are busy writing your next book :-)
This book will have you both gripping it fiercely as you are carried along by the racing torrent of the main protagonists lives and also hiding under the bed sheets being 'oh so grateful' that you dont have to live though such the bloody, turbulent and arbitary brutality that is most peoples lot in life in the 15th Century.
A gripping tale from start to finish. The description of the battle scenes was so realistic. I could smell the blood and gore.
The narrator was almost perfect. The Welsh accent was a little lacking but improved as the story went on
I listen when I go to bed. Last night was a marathon session. Just had to finish it!
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