Dunstan

Dunstan

The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and power. The Wessex king Æthelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, readies himself to throw a spear into the north.

As would-be kings line up to claim the throne, one man stands in their way.

Dunstan, a fatherless child raised by monks on the moors of Glastonbury Tor, has learned that real power comes not from God, but from discovering one's true place on Earth. Fearless in pursuit of his own interests, his ambition will take him from the courts of princes to the fields of battle, from exile to exaltation.

For if you cannot be born a king, or made a king, you can still anoint a king.

Under Dunstan's hand, England may come together as one country - or fall apart in anarchy . . .

From Conn Iggulden, one of our finest historical writers, Dunstan is an intimate portrait of a priest and murderer, liar and visionary, traitor and kingmaker - the man who changed the fate of England.

Title:Dunstan
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780718181444
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About Conn Iggulden

I was born in the normal way in 1971, and vaguely remember half-pennies and sixpences. I have written for as long as I can remember: poetry, short stories and novels. It’s what I always wanted to do and read English at London University with writing in mind. I taught English for seven years and was Head of English at St. Gregory’s RC High School in


    Dunstan Reviews

  • Emily May

    There is never one truth, one love, or one enemy. I wish it had been so simple. The Abbot's Tale is just an example of really great storytelling. Conn Iggulden recreates the life of an important but ...

  • Louise Wilson

    Set in the days of Anglo-Saxon England in the year 937. England is a nation that's divided. It's ruled by minor Kings and Viking Lords.Conn Igguiden was an English teacher before he started writing fu...

  • Margaret

    It seems to be my week for reading books about unlikeable characters."Dunstan" by Conn Iggulden is a stand alone novel in the autobiographical novel category. The Dunstan in question is Saint Dunstan,...

  • Terri

    Well, I think it pretty obvious that Conn Iggulden relished breathing life into this complicated creature called Dunstan. What a joy it is to read books that are so clearly a work of pride by the auth...

  • Kate

    Superb....

  • Fiona

    4.5 stars. I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished. Thus spake Dunstan!Conn Igguilden is to be admired for creating such a memorable character. Very little is known of...

  • Laura Tenfingers

    Very entertaining and very informative. Written with great acerbic tongue lashings and humor. Dunstan is painted as quite the unchristian monk, abbot, bishop and archbishop. I have always forgiven my...

  • Stephen

    thanks to the publishers and netgalley for free copy in return for and open honest review.enjoyed this historical fiction novel about an important person in the early days of the creation of England a...

  • Jeanette

    3.5 stars rounded up for the historical record feel. To me the reading experience was varied. It started out quite slow, almost a coming of age type of tale. But within 50 more pages became enthrallin...

  • Susan Johnson

    Dunstan of Glastonbury was an important figure in England in the 900's. He first came to power under King Aethelstan, grandson of Alfred the Great, in 937. He was extremely young and had a vicious te...