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By: Philip Photiou

The Lamb Of God

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England, the 1460s: the conflict known as the Wars of the Roses, pitting Lancastrian against Yorkist, is at its height. After his terrible experiences at the Battle of Towton and the siege of  Bamburgh Castle, Philip Neville is tasked with finding and escorting the recently deposed Henry VI – a man so pious and kind-hearted that many call him ‘the lamb of God’ – to London. During the period of relative peace that follows, Philip, previously disappointed in love, is at last persuaded to take a wife and make his way at court but finds it difficult to rein in his belligerent and insubordinate nature.
Despite his burning hatred for the ambitious nobles who have profited from the war, Philip remains steadfastly loyal to the new king, Edward IV. However, that loyalty is tested as never before when the alliance between the two most powerful men in the country – King Edward and Richard Neville, known as ‘Warwick the Kingmaker’  – begins to fray…
The Lamb of God is the second book in Philip Photiou’s War of the Roses trilogy. The first, The Wrath of Kings, was praised by best-selling author Philippa Gregory for its ‘intense realism and wealth of period detail’: qualities that The Lamb of God displays on every page.

Philip Photiou was born and lives in Plymouth and is the author of two books, Plymouth's Forgotten War, a non fiction work and the Wrath of Kings, a novel set during the Wars of the Roses. Philip's passion for history covers many periods and he lectures to groups on several subjects in and around his home town. He is also involved in the production of short historic pod casts which are very popular. Research has taken Philip all over England and he is now in the process of writing his next novel which covers the turbulent years of late fifteenth century England.

   


Customer Reviews
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6 reviews
  • Steve Pearse

    I would just like to say how much I enjoyed the above novel by Philip Photiou. I avidly read it within a few days. It appeared to reflect well the intrigue of the period, not just between major houses, but also within them. I look forward to the next volume in the series.

  • Joan Llewellyn

    I enjoyed the book written by Philip Photiou. I enjoy historical novels and I thought this one was one of the most realistic I’ve ever read. When is the next one coming out? I shall look forward to reading them.

  • Paul M

    The Lamb of God had me intrigued from the first chapter throughout. I really liked the first book ‘The Wrath of Kings’ and was waiting for this one to come out for a while. Another well written piece of historical fiction based on the wars of the roses. The battle scenes are vivid and the is plot full of twists and turns. An underrated author.

  • stephen johnson

    A very fine book that creates very strong mental images of a time long past, very believable characters in actual geographic places. Because it’s written parallel to actual history this adds the believability to the whole story. Highly recommended read for those who are interested in history what I would call “Para” history. If I did not know better I would think the author is actually the embodiment of the principal character in the book.

  • Alexander Williams

    For those who don't already know, this book is the second in a series that I have been waiting for since reading the first; "The Wrath of Kings". The first book had a really intriguing storyline and the second only improved on that, with more twists and cliffhangers throughout making it one of those books you could conquer in a day. The detailed descriptive writing present in the book is second to none and the sense of realism the book portrays is astounding. The only issue is that I'm now waiting for the next one!!

  • Gary Peters

    This book, the second in this series, is as superbly written as the first. The storytelling is on par with many a bestseller I have read keeping you intrigued throughout and hungry to read the next page. The attention to historical detail and descriptions are second to none and make you feel you are a part of the scenes and story. I eagerly look forward to reading the next book.

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