The Bones of Avalon

The Bones of Avalon

Author: Phil Rickman

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1429983094

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A country divided. A newly crowned, desperately vulnerable young queen. Can one man uncover the secret that will save her throne? It is 1560, and Elizabeth Tudor has been on the throne for a year. Dr. John Dee, at 32 already acclaimed throughout Europe, is her astrologer and consultant in the hidden arts... a controversial appointment in these days of superstition and religious strife. When dangerous questions of Elizabeth's legitimacy arise, the mild, bookish Dee finds himself summoned before William Cecil, who tasks him with an important mission. Along with Robert Dudley, Dee's daring friend and former student who is also rumored to be the Queen's secret lover, Dee must travel to the famously mystical town of Glastonbury to find the missing bones of King Arthur. Once these long-lost relics, the embodiment of a legacy vitally important to the Tudor line, are ensconced in London, doubts as to the Queen's supremacy as the rightful Tudor heir will be dispelled. But the quest quickly turns deadly—Dee and Dudley arrive in Glastonbury to discover the town mourning the gruesome execution of its abbot, and more death soon follows at the old abbey. Racing to uncover the secrets buried there, Dee finds himself caught in the tangled roots of English magic, unexpected violence, the breathless stirring of first love... and the cold heart of a complex plot against Elizabeth.
The Bones of Avalon
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Phil Rickman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-06-21 - Publisher: Minotaur Books

A country divided. A newly crowned, desperately vulnerable young queen. Can one man uncover the secret that will save her throne? It is 1560, and Elizabeth Tudor has been on the throne for a year. Dr. John Dee, at 32 already acclaimed throughout Europe, is her astrologer and consultant in
The Bones of Avalon
Language: en
Pages: 542
Authors: Phil Rickman
Categories: Dee, John
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Donald R. Prothero
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-02 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Every rock is a tangible trace of the earth’s past. The Story of the Earth in 25 Rocks tells the fascinating stories behind the discoveries that shook the foundations of geology. In twenty-five chapters—each about a particular rock, outcrop, or geologic phenomenon—Donald R. Prothero recounts the scientific detective work that
The Heresy of Dr Dee
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Phil Rickman
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-01 - Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

Tudor intrigue, murder and the dark arts - the second in an acclaimed historical series starring Dr John Dee All talk is of the End-time... and the dead are rising. At the end of the sunless summer of 1560, black rumour shrouds the death of the one woman who stands
Blood of Avalon
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Adrian Gilbert
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-01 - Publisher: Allen & Unwin

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