Kingmaker PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Kingmaker free pdf 'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel February, 1460: in the bitter dawn of a winter's morning a young nun is caught outside her priory walls by a corrupt knight and his vicious retinue. In the fight that follows, she is rescued by a young monk and the knight is defeated. But the consequences are far-reaching, and Thomas and Katherine are expelled from their religious Orders and forced to flee across a land caught in the throes of one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history: the Wars of the Roses. Their flight will take them across the Narrow Sea to Calais where Thomas picks up his warbow, and trains alongside the Yorkist forces. Katherine, now dressed as a man, hones her talents for observation and healing both on and off the fields of battle. And all around them, friends and enemies fight and die as the future Yorkist monarch, Edward, Earl of March, and his adviser the Earl of Warwick, later to become known as the Kingmaker, prepare to do bloody battle. Encompassing the battles of Northampton, Mortimer's Cross and finally the great slaughter of Towton, this is war as experienced not by the highborn nobles of the land but by ordinary men and women who do their best just to stay alive. Filled with strong, sympathetic characters, this is a must-read series for all who like their fiction action-packed, heroic and utterly believable.

About Toby Clements

Toby Clements was inspired to write Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims having first become obsessed by the Wars of the Roses after a school trip to Tewkesbury Abbey, on the steps of which the Lancastrian claim to the English throne was extinguished in a welter of blood in 1471. Since then he has read everything he can get his hands on and spent long weekends at re-enactment fairs. He has learned to use the longbow and how to fight with the poll axe, how to start a fire with a flint and steel and a shred of baked linen. He has even helped tan a piece of leather (a disgusting experience involving lots of urine and dog faeces). Little by little he became less interested in the dealings of the high and mighty, however colourful and amazing they might have been, and more fascinated by the common folk of the 15th Century: how they lived, loved, fought and died. How tough they were, how resourceful, resilient and clever. As much as anything this book is a hymn to them. He lives in London with his wife and three children. Winter Pilgrims is his first novel.

Details Book

Author : Toby Clements
Publisher : Century
Data Published : 10 April 2014
ISBN : 1780891695
EAN : 9781780891699
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 560 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Kingmaker



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Kingmaker free pdfKingmaker

    'An enthralling adventure story. honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy. with ferocity. with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel October..


  • Kingmaker free pdfKingmaker

    "An enthralling adventure story. honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy. with ferocity. with hunger to engage the reader..


  • The Golden Widows free pdfThe Golden Widows

    Two young women on opposing sides find their lives wrecked by battle ...can they be restored by love. As sister to Warwick the Kingmaker and cousin to the new young King Edward IV. Kate Neville finds herself on the winning side of the latest bloody battle of the War of the Roses -- and under pressure to marry again..


  • Blood Red Roses free pdfBlood Red Roses

    The Battle of Towton in North Yorkshire. fought during the Wars of the Roses. was reputedly the bloodiest battle ever seen on English soil. In 1996. a mass grave of soldiers was discovered there by chance..


  • Wars of the Roses free pdfWars of the Roses

    Historical fiction master Conn Iggulden retells the gripping story of the English Civil War in this first instalment of his latest Wars of the Roses series. King Henry V - the great Lion of England - is long dead..


  • Kingmaker free pdfKingmaker

    ePub Download Books Free. 'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel Feb