The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez
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  • 1
    The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Volume 1 | Ann Swinfen

    The Secret World of Christoval Alvarez: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Volume 1

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    It is the year 1586. England is awash with traitors, plotting to assassinate the Queen and bring about a foreign invasion. The young physician Christoval Alvarez, a refugee from the horrors of the Portuguese Inquisition, is coerced into becoming a code-breaker and agent in Sir Francis Walsingham's secret service. In the race to thwart the plot, who will triumph - the ruthless conspirators or the equally ruthless State?

    Good Story, Somewhat Distracting Narration

    The story is good. It takes a bit to get interested in the main character but once it gets well established is interesting. The setting is well detail..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 17 2017 by Wren (Texas)
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    The Enterprise of England: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 2 | Ann Swinfen

    The Enterprise of England: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 2

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    Facing the threat of King Philip's Enterprise of England - Spanish invasion and annexation of the country - Sir Francis Walsingham's secret service spreads a network of agents across Europe. After caring for hundreds of maimed and wounded soldiers returning from the fall of Sluys, young physician and code-breaker Christoval Alvarez is sent on two dangerous missions to Amsterdam, where, amongst the friendly Hollanders, treason and treachery lurks.

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  • 3
    The Portuguese Affair: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 3 | Ann Swinfen

    The Portuguese Affair: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 3

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    The year after defeating the Spanish Armada, England retaliates. The expedition to Portugal sets out to destroy what remains of Spain's Atlantic fleet, drive the Spanish out of Portugal, put the claimant Dom Antonio of Aviz on the throne, and seize the Azores. But from the time the English fleet, led by Drake and Norreys, reaches Plymouth, things start to go wrong. Christoval Alvarez, sent to carry out two missions by Walsingham, has a more important private plan in mind.

    A bleak and disturbing tale, very dark

    While I am a fan of Ann Swinfen and have enjoyed other books in this series and in her other series about medieval England, I found the raw and distur..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2017 by Gail N. (San Diego)
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    Bartholomew Fair: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 4 | Ann Swinfen

    Bartholomew Fair: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 4

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    When Bartholomew Fair, London's largest public festival, is threatened in 1589 by 500 armed soldiers dismissed from service without pay, the authorities act swiftly and decisively to prevent trouble. Yet other trouble is brewing. Young physician and code-breaker Christoval Alvarez stumbles upon a sinister troupe of Italian puppeteers bent on making mischief, but it soon becomes apparent that more than mischief is in the air.

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  • 5
    Suffer the Little Children: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Volume 5 | Ann Swinfen

    Suffer the Little Children: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Volume 5

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    In Elizabethan London, no child is safe. Children are misused and exploited by parents, masters, strangers, and society at large. Even the children of the rich are in danger. When a five-year-old heiress to great estates is kidnapped, Christoval Alvarez, the players of James Burbage's company, and a disreputable group of child beggars all become involved in the search. At Seething Lane, matters are approaching a crisis.

    Great details

    I have read all the books in this series, and each one is fresh and inventive. The details and atmosphere that the author provides make the story so ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 28 2017 by Sherry (Oceanside, CA. United States)
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    Voyage to Muscovy: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 6 | Ann Swinfen

    Voyage to Muscovy: The Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, Book 6

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    An agent sent to Muscovy to investigate suspected treason amongst employees of the Muscovy Company has disappeared without trace. Sir Francis Walsingham, who began the investigation, is dead, but the directors of the Company know that the agent must be found, dead or alive. The perfect opportunity comes when the Tsar, Emperor of All the Russias, asks for an English physician to treat his young half-brother. Christoval Alvarez, physician and former Walsingham agent, is the obvious choice, but is loathe to travel to this violent and barbarous land.

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