It is 1560, and Elizabeth Tudor has been on the throne for a year. Dr John Dee is her astrologer and consultant in the hidden arts...a controversial appointment in these days of superstition. Now the bookish Dee has been sent to Glastonbury to find the missing bones of King Arthur. With him is his Robert Dudley, a wild card...and possibly the Queen's secret lover. The town is still mourning the gruesome execution of its abbot, Richard Whiting. But why was he killed?
The narrators voice is excellent but its the content that does not inspire, I have made this a book to listen to if I wish to get to sleep as it reall..Show More »y is boring. Though narrated with a lovely voice.« Show Less
It's 1560, and rumour shrouds the death of the one woman who stands between Lord Robert Dudley and marriage to the young Queen Elizabeth. Did Dudley's wife, Amy, die from an accidental fall? Or was it murder? Even Dr John Dee is uncertain. Then a rash promise to the Queen sends him to his family's old home on the Welsh Border in pursuit of a crystal credited with supernatural properties. With Dee goes Robert Dudley. They travel with the entourage of a judge sent to try a Welsh brigand with a legacy dating back to the Battle of Brynglas.
Very enjoyable! I like Phil Rickman's writing and Sean Barrett is one of my very favourite readers - so - - -!