In the Land of Whispers4 books in series
In the Land of Whispers Books 1-3 Publisher's Summary
Brilliantly read by Nigel Gore, this audiobook joins together George Robert Minkoff’s three critically acclaimed historical novels about the founding of the first English colony at Jamestown - The Weight of Smoke, The Dragons of the Storm, and The Leaves of Fate. The recording is followed by a fascinating conversation with George Minkoff, Nigel Gore, and co-producer Alison Larkin.
The novels are visionary epics chronicling lesser-known aspects of the Elizabethan world, including the importance of alchemy to Queen Elizabeth and her court. The canvas is vast, intertwining the life of John Smith, as a narrator, with that of Sir Francis Drake, the great Elizabethan explorer, whose feats 30 years beforehand inspired Queen Elizabeth, and later King James, to dream of an English Empire.
The novels depict the reality of the people who braved great unknowns - treacherous seas, new territory, indigenous populations - to bring with them a utopian ideal that was ultimately shattered on the altar of English custom.