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By Phil Rickman

A kingdom divided. A newly topped, desperately weak younger queen.  Can one guy discover the key that may keep her throne?

It is 1560, and Elizabeth Tudor has been at the throne for a year.  Dr. John Dee, at 32 already acclaimed all through Europe, is her astrologer and advisor within the hidden arts… a debatable appointment today of superstition and spiritual strife.

When risky questions of Elizabeth’s legitimacy come up, the light, bookish Dee reveals himself summoned sooner than William Cecil, who projects him with a massive project. besides Robert Dudley, Dee’s bold pal and previous scholar who's additionally rumored to be the Queen’s mystery lover, Dee needs to go back and forth to the famously mystical city of Glastonbury to discover the lacking bones of King Arthur.  as soon as those long-lost relics, the embodiment of a legacy very important to the Tudor line, are ensconced in London, doubts as to the Queen’s supremacy because the rightful Tudor inheritor should be dispelled.

But the hunt quick turns deadly—Dee and Dudley arrive in Glastonbury to find town mourning the grotesque execution of its abbot, and extra dying quickly follows on the outdated abbey.  Racing to discover the secrets and techniques buried there, Dee unearths himself stuck within the tangled roots of English magic, unforeseen violence, the breathless stirring of past love… and the chilly center of a posh plot opposed to Elizabeth.

           

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