The Claimant

The Claimant There is simmering unrest in th century England and Wales as the heads of the powerful Royal Houses of Lancaster and York consider their next move in a deadly political chess game The prize for the

  • Title: The Claimant
  • Author: Simon Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781461042396
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Paperback
  • There is simmering unrest in 15th century England and Wales as the heads of the powerful Royal Houses of Lancaster and York consider their next move in a deadly political chess game The prize for the winner is unquestioned power For the loser only disgrace and death await Noble families, backed by their own private armies, must choose sides carefully, their fortunes fatThere is simmering unrest in 15th century England and Wales as the heads of the powerful Royal Houses of Lancaster and York consider their next move in a deadly political chess game The prize for the winner is unquestioned power For the loser only disgrace and death await Noble families, backed by their own private armies, must choose sides carefully, their fortunes fated to soar or sink along with that of their leader Edmund of Calais has a private score to settle and is prepared to risk everything to satisfy his thirst for revenge Riding the mounting wave of political upheaval he willingly throws himself time and again into the lethal mayhem of a medieval battle as he strives to achieve his aim One man is out to stop him his half brother, Richard Born of the same father but of very different minds the two young men find themselves on opposite sides during the violence that erupts as political tensions finally reach breaking point Each has sworn to kill the other should they meet on the field of battle As they play their cat and mouse game in the hope of forcing a decisive confrontation, their loved ones are drawn inexorably into the fray, forcing the protagonists to question the true cost of victory

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    1. I must admit that I usually do not read that many fiction but ‘The Claimant’ had me captivated from the very first page. It is an incredibly well researched and impressively written historical novel full of intrigue and vivid scenes, accurate accounts of the battles and detailed descriptions on weapons and clothes used during the Wars of the Roses which makes it clear the author is very passionate and knowledgeable about this time period. All that and Simon Anderson’s great way of story-te [...]

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