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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (947 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: S. J. Parris Narrator: John Lee Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Giordano Bruno Series Release Date:
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It is the year of the Great Conjunction, when the two most powerful planets, Jupiter and Saturn, align. It is an astrologi­cal phenomenon that occurs once every thousand years and heralds the death of one age and the dawn of another. The streets of London are abuzz with predictions of horrific events to come, possibly even the death of Queen Elizabeth.

When several of the queen’s maids of honor are found dead, rumors of black magic abound. Elizabeth calls upon her personal astrologer, John Dee, and Giordano Bruno to solve the crimes. While Dee turns to a mysterious medium claiming knowledge of the murders, Bruno fears that some­thing far more sinister is at work. But even as the climate of fear at the palace intensifies, the queen refuses to believe that the killer could be someone within her own court.

Bruno must play a dangerous game: can he allow the plot to progress far enough to give the queen the proof she needs without putting her, England, or his own life in danger?

In this utterly gripping and gorgeously written novel, S. J. Parris has proven herself the new master of the historical thriller.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cupoftea | 2/13/2014

    " S.J. Parris's Prophecy is the book I've been reading during my break at work. I'm just about finished and hate putting it down. It gets better the further along you go. A slice of history and a reminder the Elizabeth I used spys. It basically starts with a murder and a time when Catholic clergy were executed and pursued in England. Plots abound and I can't wait to see if they all co-inside or are on a different track. 10/27/11 I finished this book. I loved it. The twists and turns are worthy of Elizabethan times. Bruno hopefully will be back with a new tale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lenah | 2/7/2014

    " Entertaining and a page turner! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rob Nichols | 2/3/2014

    " I wanted to love this book. The author has done a great job of researching these few years in history. My biggest issue was that the previous book in the series, Heresy, gave the reader the impression that the Privy Councel and and the general anti catholic feelings of the time were barbaric and oppresive. "Prophecy" made it clear that the there were indeed some very bad Catholics conspiring to not only overthrough the Realm, but to kill the queen. Both takes are relevant but it's like the author grew in her understanding of the situation while writing the second book. Not a horrible thing, but very noticable in a historical novel. Overall, I am more knowledgable of the time period because I read these books. Looking forward to what she comes up with in her next novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by TJ | 1/28/2014

    " Good intriguing book. Fun to read and enjoy "

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