On Sale: May 7, 2019
Hardcover / e-Book
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The thrilling new novel of intrigue, conspiracy, and
rapier-sharp wit that takes William Shakespeare into the
deceit and deception of sixteenth century
Shakespeare is disguised as a steward to the English
Ambassador. He and his actor friends, Oldcastle and Hemming,
possess a deadly secret: the names of the Catholic spies in
England who seek to destroy Queen Elizabeth. Before long the
Pope's agents begin to close in on them, so fleeing the
city is the players' only option.
Aemelia, the daughter of a Duke, is struggling to conceal
her passionate affair with her cousin Valentine. But darker
times lie ahead with the arrival of the sinister Father
Thornhill, who is determined to seek out anyone who doesn't
conform to the Pope's ruthless agenda . . .
will converge in the forests around Verona as a multitude of
plots are hatched and discovered, players fall in and out of
love, and disguises are adopted and then discarded. Will the
brash William Shakespeare and his friends escape with their
secrets—and their lives?
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