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1485: Richard III lies dead, and the Wars of the Roses are reaching a murderous end

The Battle of Bosworth Field is over, and Richard III’s right-hand man, Henry Morane, faces hanging at the hands of the traitor Sir William Stanley. Eyes closed, awaiting an arrow through the heart that never comes, Morane receives an eleventh-hour reprieve from an unlikely source.

With all his friends dead, Morane has no choice but to work for the Lancastrian victor and first Tudor monarch: King Henry VII. In order to win this fair king’s trust, Morane must become part of the new English espionage network under spymaster Christopher Urswick.

But the first two years of Henry’s reign will prove to be violent, and the road to victory in the Wars of the Roses will climax in one final battle of bloody attrition.

With the mystery of C.J. Sansom and the epic adventure of Conn Iggulden, Robert Farrington’s thrilling novel continues the story begun in
The Killing of Richard III


A well-crafted and timely historical adventure
Choice magazine