John Dee Papers
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  • 1
    The Bones of Avalon | Phil Rickman

    The Bones of Avalon

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
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    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (69)

    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?

    Historical Fiction with a Wicked Hint of Evil

    I knew Phil Rickman from his Merrily Watkins mystery series. However, this is a complete departure from his earlier work.

    This incredibly we..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2012 by Madeleine (London, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Heresy of Dr Dee | Phil Rickman

    The Heresy of Dr Dee

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Phil Rickman
    • Narrated By Seán Barrett
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (31)

    It's 1560, and rumour shrouds the death of the one woman who stands between Lord Robert Dudley and marriage to the young Queen Elizabeth. Did Dudley's wife, Amy, die from an accidental fall? Or was it murder? Even Dr John Dee is uncertain. Then a rash promise to the Queen sends him to his family's old home on the Welsh Border in pursuit of a crystal credited with supernatural properties. With Dee goes Robert Dudley. They travel with the entourage of a judge sent to try a Welsh brigand with a legacy dating back to the Battle of Brynglas.

    disappointing

    While the story of a search for a scrying stone was of interest, the portrayal of Dee as a bungling, incompetent idiot made it extremely difficult to ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 23 2013 by Kindle Customer (Inyokern, CA, United States)