The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies.
Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past.
A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, The Tudor Secret is the first book in The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.
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With a host of familiar faces such as the Duke of Northumberland, Robert and Guildford Dudley, Lady Jane Grey, William Cecil, Francis Walsingham, and the Princess Elizabeth and Princess Mary, this novel is a fascinating and unique look at the Tudor period and the succession Gortner absolutely na...Mar 04 2011 | Read Full Review of The Tudor Secret (The Elizabe...
Best of all, while this novel is a complete, stand-alone story, Gortner has left an opening to additional stories in which Brendan, and his cohorts come to the aid of Princess Elisabeth.Aug 16 2012 | Read Full Review of The Tudor Secret (The Elizabe...
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