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Rebellion (War of the Roses Trilogy) Kindle Edition
'Fine, taut writing . . . packs an emotional punch' - The Times
Margaret Beaufort and Margaret of Anjou - two women who will stop at nothing to place their sons on the English throne.
In exile in France with her young son Prince Edward, Margaret of Anjou at last gives up on promises of aid by King Louis and sets sail for England. There, she will return her husband Henry to the throne - and ensure young Edward will be its heir.
Meanwhile, Margaret Beaufort, separated from her son Henry of Richmond when he was an infant, sees the unrest surrounding the Lancastrian defeat as her chance to finally get him back. But the steps she takes to return her son imperil the kingdom and the throne's current occupant - King Edward IV.
With rebellions tearing the country apart, how far will each woman go to further the interests of their sons? And who can stand in their way?
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- ASIN : B00ZQBSC4Y
- Publisher : Penguin (August 13, 2015)
- Publication date : August 13, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 913 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 368 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,302,092 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I could have honestly stopped multiple times throughout Rebellion but I just had to see how the epic Battle of Tewkesbury would be depicted or one particular infamous mysterious death from history would be explained; sadly these became the final disappointing factors for me with only one short chapter dedicated to each. More chapters and passages were presented on King Edward IV's bowel habits and strong male infatuations with his counsel and Margaret of Anjou sleeping in a cave and starring at a lake than the ending of Rebellion. Overall, there were glimpses in certain chapters of the rich scenes I have come to love about this series, there is an obvious dedication to history in these works and I still plan to read any other books that come along. Rebellion is by no means a standalone novel, those who are unfamiliar with the events of the Wars of the Roses may become confused and frustrated without a solid entertaining foundation, so please start with Succession and maybe later, support your local library by picking up a copy of Rebellion.
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Furthermore, the characterisation is outstanding. Those readers who have already met Margaret of Anjou and Margaret Beaufort will immediately recognise their characters as they develop within the pages of this sequel. Also, as they will see Edward, the handsome idealistic youth, exercise the ultimate power of kingship and they will enabled to empathise with him as his emotional responses are deftly drawn.
Livi Michael has needed to include a huge cast of characters as the political struggles unfold - but she has not failed to represent lowlier members of society. All are there, right down to the common foot soldier. She is first and foremost a storyteller - but of no ordinary calibre. It is obvious that she has researched extensively before embarking on this trilogy. Her quest for truthful representation of the period shines through.
This is a highly enjoyable and informative novel. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did.