The Silver Skull by Mark Chadbourn
Swords of Albion

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The Silver Skull" features a devilish plot to assassinate the queen, a Cold War enemy hell-bent on destroying the nation, and a race against time to stop the ultimate doomsday device.
 

About Mark Chadbourn

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A two-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, Mark Chadbourn is the critically-acclaimed author of eleven novels and one non-fiction book. A former journalist, he is now a screenwriter for BBC television drama. His other jobs have included running an independent record company, managing rock bands, working on a production line, and as an engineer's 'mate'. He lives in a forest in the English Midlands. Visit Mark Chadbourn's Web site at www.markchadbourn.net.
 
Published November 24, 2009 by PYR / Prometheus Books.
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Two-time British Fantasy Award winner Chadbourn (the Age of Misrule trilogy) offers a grim and decidedly current take on supernatural Elizabethan intrigues. Will Swyfte, “England's great

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Open Letters Monthly

For twenty years, Queen Elizabeth’s government has kept a mysterious ancient artifact – the Silver Skull – locked up in the Tower, trying to figure out how it works and more importantly, how it could be used against England’s great Enemy, the otherworldly Unseelie Court.

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BellaOnline

The Silver Skull is a weapon of incredible supernatural power that threatens not only England, but the entire world.

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SFFWorld.com

The underlying threat of the Faerie Folk is not something that will go away, especially given the connection to Chadbourn’s other novels of an emerging Faerie threat.

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Fantasy Literature

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Boomtron

Swyfte and his cohorts battle a vicious array of cut-throats, Spanish spies, and unholy opponents over land and sea in a storm of shifting allegiances that brings both England and her defenders to the brink of destruction.

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Black Gate

The Silver Skull is the first book in a new series by Mark Chadbourn, Swords of Albion, following the adventures of Will Swyfte, spy for Queen Elizabeth the First of England, as he fights a secret war against the faerie-folk of the Unseelie Court.

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