About The Author
Conn Iggulden was born in London and worked as a teacher for seven years before turning full-time to writing.
He published The Gates of Rome, the first of five books in his Emperor series in 2004. Wolf of the Plains, the first in his five-book Conqueror sequence, featuring Genghis Khan and his descendants, was released in 2007.
He co-wrote The Dangerous Book for Boys with his brother Hal; it was voted British Book of the Year at the 2006 Galaxy British Book Awards. He has also written two books for the Quick Reads series and two collections of stories of children.
His new book is Ravenspur, the next iinstalment in his Wars of the Roses series, chronicling the events of the English Civil War.
England, 1470. A kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. The Yorkist king Edward IV is driven out of England, his wife and children forced to seek sanctuary from the House of Lancaster. Yet rage and humiliation prick Edward back to greatness. He lands at Ravenspur, with a half-drowned army and his brother Richard at his side. Though every hand is against them, though every city gate is shut, they have come home. The brothers York will not go quietly into banishment. Instead, they choose to attack. Yet neither Edward nor Richard realize that the true enemy of York has yet to reveal himself. Far away, Henry Tudor has become a man. He is the Red Dragon - 'the man of destiny' who seeks to end the Wars of the Roses. His claim will carry him to Bosworth Field. There will be silence and the mourning of queens. There will be self-sacrifice and terrible betrayals. Two royal princes will be put to death. There will be an ending -- and a new royal house will stand over them all.
A lover of historical fiction since childhood, Conn shares his favourite historical fiction, including Patrick O'Brian's swashbucking Aubrey Maturin adventures, Philippa Gregory's page-turners and the epic scope of Ken Follett.