Book Review-Blood of Roses: Edward IV and Towton (The Falcon and The Sun: The House of York Book 1)-J.P. Reedman | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Blood of Roses: Edward IV and Towton (The Falcon and The Sun: The House of York Book 1)-J.P. Reedman

Friday, May 3, 2019

This was definitely a very bloody time in English history! The bulk of the novel is about the battles that were between the Lancastrians and the Yorks. They were all about revenge and who would take over as King of England. A lot of this is based in fact or at laast what the author took as the facts--According to her there were several renditions of a couple of the battles!

If you like historical novels you will love this book!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Richard Duke of York lies dead outside the walls of Sandal Castle, lured to his death by false talk of a Christmas truce. His second son Edmund, aged just seventeen, is murdered by Butcher Clifford, his blood staining the cobbles of Wakefield bridge outside the chapel where he had vainly sought sanctuary.
The House of York has fallen...but not for long.

The Lancastrian army of Margaret of Anjou has reaped the whirlwind with the treacherous slaughter at Wakefield.
Edward of March, Duke Richard's heir, is coming after them, tall, handsome, young and a fearsome warrior...and he wants vengeance for the death of his father and beloved younger brother.

He fights his foes at Mortimer's Cross, where Three Suns mysteriously appear in the sky as an omen, and then fares on through an unseasonal snowstorm to the field of Towton...and victory in the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil.

The prize--the Crown of England.

From the author of the I, RICHARD PLANTAGENET series
A novella of 25,000 words

Read a Chapter or Two Here

Purchase the Book Here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

Born to a Canadian soldier and English war bride, J.P. grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. but has lived in the U.K. for almost a quarter of a century.

Interests include anthropology, archaeology, folklore, fantasy, the Wars of the Roses era (Richard III in particular), Robin Hood, medieval life in general, Stonehenge and the megalithic culture.

Works include two novels set at the time of Stonehenge, Stone Lord and Moon Lord, and two popular works on Richard III (I, Richard Plantagenet parts 1 and 2) written from his first person point of view. Other works include a dystopian novel My Name is Not Midnight, which takes place in a post-Apocalyptic Canada, and a historical fantasy Sacred King which is about Richard III's 'return' in a Leicester carpark. Many short stories and collections are also available, the subjects ranging from high fantasy and horror to pure historical fiction.

Upcoming projects are a Complete Edition of I, Richard Plantagenet (revised, with new details), a novel on Eleanor Provence, Queen of Henry III, and a mystical version of the Robin Hood legend.

Author's Website

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Sandra Watts said...

Sounds good. Thanks for your review.

Ronald Gagnon said...

Very interesting premise...and I love the biographical details of the author

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