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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (16 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Rickman Narrator: Seán Barrett Publisher: Isis Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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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?

What is the secret held by the monks since the abbey was founded? The mission takes Dee to the tangled roots of English magic, into unexpected violence, necromantic darkness...and the cold heart of a complex plot against Elizabeth.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Stearman | 2/3/2014

    " Took a while to get into this, but the second half, set in Glastonbury, brought back lots of memories. Turned out good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Reid Nichols | 1/30/2014

    " I enjoyed this mystery/history/fiction a lot but had wished that there was more to the big reveal at the end. I liked the setup and the resolve, but wanted more info or theory on the legend. What about the bones?!?!? What about the significance of the Tor or the astrological symbols??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Shannon | 1/25/2014

    " Really enjoyed this, it helps having lived in Glastonbury for a bit, loved the idea of John Dee and Robert Dudley as an investigative team. Well written too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 1/23/2014

    " I don't often read historical fiction but was influenced by the Merrily Watkins books. It's a thriller set in early Elizabethan times in a Glastonbury recently bereft of its abbey and influenced by Arthurian legend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natashavengence | 1/14/2014

    " Rickman never disappoints "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robin Horton | 12/22/2013

    " I might give this another try..... so far I'm not impressed with the author's style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 12/15/2013

    " I liked it but it was a slog. I think I've got my head around what was happening but I have picked this up and put it down so many times since I started it I'm not really sure! Still enjoyable - deep down anyway! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Les. | 11/30/2013

    " Great read...I wondered when Rickman would discover Dee. I didn't find it this book as intense as a Merrily mystery, but loads of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Brown | 11/8/2013

    " I have yet to be disappointed by a Phil Rickman novel, and this new historical mystery is no exception. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mruhawk | 10/25/2013

    " I've tried really hard, but I just can't get into this book! Gave up and started another! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Whitehead | 11/9/2012

    " I found this book to be a really interesting concept, taking historical events and painting them up with a bit more fantasy and mystique, but I didn't enjoy this book as much as I would have hoped to. A nice and enjoyable read if you're able to pick it up, however. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Morris | 8/6/2012

    " An excellent tale of an Elizabethan detective and occult master John Dee looking for the bones of King Arthur in Glastonbury. Makes a good read after Rickman's "The Chalice," which is set in modern Glastonbury. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 7/21/2012

    " Got bogged down a bit at the 3/4 point, but still a VERY good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethnoir | 5/25/2012

    " Glastonbury is never a very safe place to visit in a Phil Rickman book and so it proves for Dr John Dee. An interesting tale of ELizabethan fancies and older legends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roger Neilson | 1/20/2012

    " Very enjoyable, steeped in fell for the period and some lovely phrases used. Didn't see the denouement until quite late on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 1/7/2012

    " I found this a bit heavy going at the start, but once I managed to read past the few couple of chapters I found it very engaging and couldn't put it down. It turned out to be a good holiday read. "

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