The Secret Lion (The Spymaster Chronicles)
C.W. GortnerISBN: 1933037350;
Book DescriptionIn this rousing historical adventure set in the Tudor court, we are swept back to the final days of King Edward VI?s reign, and a time of danger, intrigue, and bravery. Brendan Prescott, a foundling reared in Dudley household, arrives at court to serve as a squire to the arrogant Lord Robert Dudley. Keen and ambitious, Brendan hopes to gain advancement in his new post - until Lord Robert dispatches him on an illicit mission to the King?s enigmatic sister, the Princess Elizabeth, and Brendan discovers that nothing in his world is as it appears. A dark plot brews around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about her brother's disappearance. Lured into her service as a spy, with only a bold stable boy and audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths and lies, pitted against the wiles of a vengeful opponent who holds the secret of his own mysterious birth - a secret that could shatter everything he...
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