I really liked this. I read a couple of Philippa Gregory's and while I enjoyed her portrayal of the women involved, and think she writes well, it rema..Show More »ined 'women's' fiction,' which is fine. But I found this stronger on the broader picture of the war and the affairs of important men. I grew into the characters and particularly enjoyed the portrayal of Margeret of Anjou's progress from naive 14 year old bride to the woman she becomes. Excellent.
When I gave up on Robyn Young's Robert Bruce thing I thought it was, perhaps, the multiple viewpoints and a slightly tired format. Sorry Robyn, but this shows it was the writing; Conn Iggulden's characters are strong and the storytelling is vivid. The battles are more exciting and the writing is generally fresher. I'm looking forward to the next instalment already.
Perhaps if you are an historical purist, this book is not for you. But if you are looking for a rattling good read, well told and filled with larger ..Show More »than life characters from one of England's most colourful periods of the past,, of ambition, betrayal, hate and bloody battles, then I highly recommend Trinity and the others in this series.
Conn Iggulden can be depended upon to craft an excellent historical drama and has done so again here. I have only held back from five stars for the st..Show More »ory as I suspect he has even greater heights to scale and I want to save a little something for the moment... What is always less certain with an audio book is the quality of the narration. Speaking as the owner of an almost shamefully large audiobook library, I can say that there are few who can bring such stories to life as Roy McMillan. He manages this without panto dramatics or over-stretched character portrayals, just a thorough understanding of tempo, pitch and plot. Brilliant.