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Elizabeth I, Spymaster
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(3.9 based on 214 ratings)
  • 1

    The Tudor Secret: The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (141)

    The summer of 1553 is a time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, has been reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king’s brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth’s protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past.

    Kaye says: "The beginning of my favorite Tudor series"
    The beginning of my favorite Tudor series

    Read in 2011 and 2013

    4.5 Stars!

    Updated Review 7/30/13:
    Not only did I enjoy this just as much as the first time, but I had for..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2014 by Kaye (NASHVILLE, TN, United States)
  • 2

    The Tudor Conspiracy: Spymaster Chronicles, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By C.W. Gortner
    • Narrated By Steve West
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (32)

    England, 1553. Haunted by his past, Brendan Prescott lives far from the intrigues of court. But his time of refuge comes to an end when his foe and mentor, the spymaster Cecil, brings him disquieting news that sends him on a dangerous mission. Elizabeth is held captive at court, the target of the Spanish ambassador, who seeks her demise. Obliged to return to the palace where he almost lost his life, Brendan finds himself working as a double agent for Queen Mary herself, who orders Brendan to secure proof that will be his cherished Elizabeth’s undoing.

    Kaye says: "Series keeps getting better!"
    Series keeps getting better!

    Read from August 11 to 24, 2013

    I was sooooo not ready for this book to end.

    This was a fun, fast-paced story, as expected; however..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 24 2014 by Kaye (NASHVILLE, TN, United States)