The third book Conn Iggulden’s Wars of the Roses series, this is not only about the war between the York and Lancaster families, but about the loss of family members, fathers and brothers and the actions that grief can lead to. It is winter 1461: Richard, duke of York, is dead—his ambitions in ruins, his head spiked on the walls of the city along with Richard Neville(Warwick) and Edmund (Neville) of Rutland. King Henry VI is still held prisoner. Margaret of Anjou rides south with an army of victorious northerners, accompanied by painted warriors from the Scottish Highlands. With the death of York, Margaret and her army seem unstoppable. However, in killing the father, Margaret has unleashed the sons, both York and Neville. Edward of March, now duke of York, proclaims himself England’s rightful king. and along with the son Richard Neville, now Warwick, they unleash their forces against Margaret's army. Factions form and tear apart as snow falls. Blood and treason are the forces that drive the tale of these men, as the son Richard of Warwick (Kingmaker)learns to his cost as events unfold. Conn Iggulden tells it brilliantly. Two men can claim a crown—but only one can keep it. I can't wait for the next book.