John Dee Papers

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 129 ratings

The Bones of Avalon Publisher's Summary

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?

What is the secret held by the monks since the abbey was founded? The mission takes Dee to the tangled roots of English magic, into unexpected violence, necromantic darkness…and the cold heart of a complex plot against Elizabeth.

©2010 Phil Rickman (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Bones of Avalon

    • By: Phil Rickman
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 84

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction with a Wicked Hint of Evil

    • By Madeleine on 01-12-12

    Regular price: $16.31

  • Book 2

    • The Heresy of Dr Dee

    • By: Phil Rickman
    • Narrated by: Seán Barrett
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By Kindle Customer on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $16.31