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, h The year is 937. England is a nation divided, ruled by minor kings and Viking lords. Each vies for land and powe...

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Title:Dunstan
Author:Conn Iggulden
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0718181441
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

Dunstan Reviews

  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    Jul 03, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

  • Kennethkiffer
    May 22, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

    I started out reading the first few chapters not particularly liking Dunstan very much. By the end of the book, though, I wanted to read more about him. I guess he's an anti-hero, not too dissimilar from Wilbur Smith's Taita but a lot more malicious, selfish and self absorbed; he someh...

  • Terri
    May 20, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

  • Phoebe
    May 28, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

  • Robin
    Mar 11, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

  • Stephen
    Apr 23, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

  • ☼Shannon☼
    May 17, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

    I started out reading the first few chapters not particularly liking Dunstan very much. By the end of the book, though, I wanted to read more about him. I guess he's an anti-hero, not too dissimilar from Wilbur Smith's Taita but a lot more malicious, selfish and self absorbed; he someh...

    This was such an out of the blue decision to read but a bloody good one! I was enthralled by this book and the story of the saint, Dunstan. I had never heard of him before but he is such an intriguing character. Many characters throughout with book were wonderfully fleshed out and c...

    I would normally give a book like this a rating of 3 or 3.5. There were moments when I was just reading to read and not because I was enjoying it. I don't even remember these parts. Dunstan talked a lot about his work and that was a bore. I found the language incredibly beautiful th...

  • Linda
    May 05, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

  • Kate
    Apr 18, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

  • Connie
    Jun 04, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

    I started out reading the first few chapters not particularly liking Dunstan very much. By the end of the book, though, I wanted to read more about him. I guess he's an anti-hero, not too dissimilar from Wilbur Smith's Taita but a lot more malicious, selfish and self absorbed; he someh...

    This was such an out of the blue decision to read but a bloody good one! I was enthralled by this book and the story of the saint, Dunstan. I had never heard of him before but he is such an intriguing character. Many characters throughout with book were wonderfully fleshed out and c...

    I would normally give a book like this a rating of 3 or 3.5. There were moments when I was just reading to read and not because I was enjoying it. I don't even remember these parts. Dunstan talked a lot about his work and that was a bore. I found the language incredibly beautiful th...

    I enjoyed this book though I have to admit I'd never heard of Dunstan of Glastonbury before. The story is told by Dunstan from when he and his younger brother Wulfric are sent to Glastonbury to be schooled by the monks, to his friendships with kings, his rise to power and of course n...

  • Sean
    Oct 24, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

  • Fiona
    Nov 25, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

  • Robin Carter
    Apr 18, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

  • Lynne
    Jul 23, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

  • Margaret
    Jun 13, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

  • Bart
    May 07, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

    I started out reading the first few chapters not particularly liking Dunstan very much. By the end of the book, though, I wanted to read more about him. I guess he's an anti-hero, not too dissimilar from Wilbur Smith's Taita but a lot more malicious, selfish and self absorbed; he someh...

    This was such an out of the blue decision to read but a bloody good one! I was enthralled by this book and the story of the saint, Dunstan. I had never heard of him before but he is such an intriguing character. Many characters throughout with book were wonderfully fleshed out and c...

    I would normally give a book like this a rating of 3 or 3.5. There were moments when I was just reading to read and not because I was enjoying it. I don't even remember these parts. Dunstan talked a lot about his work and that was a bore. I found the language incredibly beautiful th...

    I enjoyed this book though I have to admit I'd never heard of Dunstan of Glastonbury before. The story is told by Dunstan from when he and his younger brother Wulfric are sent to Glastonbury to be schooled by the monks, to his friendships with kings, his rise to power and of course n...

    A good story reasonably well written. ...

    Actual rating: 5.00 (!) ...

  • Christina McLain
    Aug 11, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

  • Nicholas Parsons
    Jun 17, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

  • Cheryl
    Nov 14, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

  • Yvonne
    Apr 04, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

  • Laura
    May 12, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

  • Megan
    May 06, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

  • Louise Wilson
    Apr 20, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

  • J. Jones
    Oct 24, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

  • Daphne Sharpe
    Apr 01, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

  • Christine Hancock
    Oct 06, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

  • Simon
    Apr 24, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

    I started out reading the first few chapters not particularly liking Dunstan very much. By the end of the book, though, I wanted to read more about him. I guess he's an anti-hero, not too dissimilar from Wilbur Smith's Taita but a lot more malicious, selfish and self absorbed; he someh...

    This was such an out of the blue decision to read but a bloody good one! I was enthralled by this book and the story of the saint, Dunstan. I had never heard of him before but he is such an intriguing character. Many characters throughout with book were wonderfully fleshed out and c...

  • Dee Arr
    Apr 20, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

  • Dean
    May 05, 2018

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...

    Before I read this book,I knew three things about Dunstan. Firstly, he was involved in raising monies and designing Glastonbury Cathedral . The second and third things came from my father who was a blacksmith and farrier, namely that Dunstan was the patron saint of blacksmiths and Duns...

    *I would like to thank Netgalley for my ARC for my honest and unbiased opinion* Set in AD 937, when England is not a unified country. It is ruled by minor kings and is under attack. It is a period of unrest, war, power struggles and rebellions. I was aware of variuos names of the pe...

    Received from Netgalley and Penguin UK for honest review. The premise of this book was good and it thoroughly lived up to the hype. A wonderful tale of growing up and living life in 937 AD. Centres around Brother Dunstan as he grows into being the abbot of Glastonbury. A reall...

    This book is about Dunstan, Abbot of Glastonbury, Bishop of Worcester and London, ultimately Archbishop of Canterbury - and Saint. He lived through the period when England moved from a collection of minor kingdoms to the country it is today. Some might say this process began with Alf...

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book through NetGalley. ?I have always forgiven my enemies, but only when they have been punished.? These are the thoughts of Dunstan, Abbot of Canterbury. A biting wit colors his world, and though the book makes readers wish t...

    Iggulten has found a great character who gives us an intriguing insight into an offten overlooked period of history. The character and the period appeared to be well researched. It's hard to identify what makes this period intriguing. In many ways, it's primitive, brutal, and confined ...

    Iggulden fleshes out in spectacular detail the ambitious, often ruthless 10th century man called Dunstan, builder of Glastonbury Cathedral and Archbishop of Canterbury. England isn't yet England as it will become, but rather a collection of little kingdoms all in contest with one anoth...

    Heard about this through the excellent History Hit podcast and have really enjoyed it. Not an era of particular familiarity, apart from Michael Wood's 'In Search of the Dark Ages' (still have my signed copy complete with Anglo-Saxon salutation), but Iggulden spins a rich tale featuring...

    This was an excellent retelling of the life of St. Dunstan who was both Archbishop of Canterbury and Abbott of Glastonbury and who served under seven Anglo-Saxon kings in the century before the Norman invasion of England. Like many people I always think of the period between the end of...

    ?What is a first line, but a door flung open by an unseen hand?? England in 937 CE is a divided nation. Several minor kings and Viking lords rule, each looking to expand his own power and territory. Æthelstan, the king of Wessex and grandson of Alfred the Great, is looking to t...

    Big fan of Conn Iggulden and own all of his books so when I heard he had written a new novel about a favourite period of history of mine, Anglo Saxon times, I was really excited. This is an era of history that usually gets overlooked in favour of Roman or Greek history. I'm not a hu...

    I was quite surprised that I enjoyed this book, with such an unlikable main character. This book is an autobiographical fiction, where Saint Dunstan tells his life story. This time period has a lack of records and to piece together histories, some liberties must occur. I think the auth...

    I started out reading the first few chapters not particularly liking Dunstan very much. By the end of the book, though, I wanted to read more about him. I guess he's an anti-hero, not too dissimilar from Wilbur Smith's Taita but a lot more malicious, selfish and self absorbed; he someh...

    This was such an out of the blue decision to read but a bloody good one! I was enthralled by this book and the story of the saint, Dunstan. I had never heard of him before but he is such an intriguing character. Many characters throughout with book were wonderfully fleshed out and c...

    I would normally give a book like this a rating of 3 or 3.5. There were moments when I was just reading to read and not because I was enjoying it. I don't even remember these parts. Dunstan talked a lot about his work and that was a bore. I found the language incredibly beautiful th...

    I enjoyed this book though I have to admit I'd never heard of Dunstan of Glastonbury before. The story is told by Dunstan from when he and his younger brother Wulfric are sent to Glastonbury to be schooled by the monks, to his friendships with kings, his rise to power and of course n...

    A good story reasonably well written. ...

  • BluePhoenix5
    Aug 24, 2017

    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 full-time. He has a talent in writing history that makes you feel you are living thr...

    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, builder of both Glastonbury Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral and spiritual advisor ...

    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 author. And he should be proud. This was a bloody good book. The best I have read of him s...

    Superb. ...

    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 St Dunstan other than the bare facts, e.g. his clerical career, family relationsh...

    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 enemies, but only when they have been punished. I will turn the other cheek, bu...

    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 and how the author makes you believe that you are there in Saxon England amongst the ...

    Do you think the author had fun writing this book? I had fun reading it. I confess I initially thought I was reading a book by a minor prophet from THE HOLY BIBLE. The action took place in the tenth century A.D. when the small kingdoms of England evolved into one kingdom with one high ...

    2.5 stars. Look, it wasn't bad by any means, but once my interest began to wane, I just found it really hard to get back into it properly in the last half of the novel. Dunstan was a figure that I hadn?t come across before, and I was completely unfamiliar with his story and thi...

    Sadly, I am going to have to not finish this autobiographical novel of the historical Dunstan, a 10th century Abbot of Glastonbury who was canonized as a saint. I hate doing that with an ARC because I feel like by receiving a free ARC, I'm obligated to finish it, but I know that's not ...

    Review So far from Conn Iggulden we have had Caesar, Genghis, Margaret of Anjou and the other major players in the War of the Roses?. So whom would he pick next, which shining light of history would he dazzle us with? Dunstan? who the heck is Dunstan? Full Review: Click link...

    This book was beautifully written. It grabbed me from the first. Recommended for all those who love historical fiction! ...