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IMPERIUM
Fecha Lanzamiento: 07/01/2009
ARROW (RANDOM), 2009

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When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris' most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE RED TENT
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/06/2004
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2001

12.76€

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ABSALOM, ABSALOM!
ARROW (RANDOM), 1995

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Quentin Compson and Shreve, his Harvard room-mate, are obsessed by the tragic rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen. As a poor white boy, Sutpen was turned away from a plantation owner's mansion by a negro butler. From then on, he was determined to force his way into the upper echelons of Southern society. His relentless will ensu res his ambitions are soon realised; land, marriage, children, his own troop to fight in the Civil War-but Sutpen returns from the conflict to find his estate in ruins and his family collapsing. Secrets from his own past threaten to ruin the lives of his children and destroy everything he has worked for. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE HAND OF FATIMA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/09/2011
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 2011

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1564, Granada. The Moors have unsuccessfully tried to rise up against their Christian oppressors and have painted the town in victims' blood. Our hero Hernando, an Arab with a Christian father, is despised by the townsfolk and by his step-father for his ‘tainted’ heritage and banished to live in the stables. Her nando has an affinity with horses and becomes an expert muleteer. News of his special touch reaches the king of the Moors and he is appointed to fight the Christian troops sent by the Spanish king Philip II. ... Leer resumen completo

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EL REGRESO DE TROYA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/06/2008
LA ESFERA DE LOS LIBROS, 2008

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Tras diez años de guerra, Troya ha caído, sin embargo las penalidades de los vencedores no han hecho más que empezar. Femio, bardo de Ítaca, narra la historia del aciago regreso de los señores de la guerra. Con Casandra a su lado y el tesoro de Troya en su poder, Agamenón vuelve a Micenas, donde su esposa Clitemnestra lleva tiempo alimentando una vengativa furia por el sacrificio de su hija Ifigenia. Entre tanto, su hermano Menelao debe decidir el destino de Helena, por cuya incomparable belleza se libró la guerra. Por su parte, Odiseo, el gran protagonista de esta novela, es un hombre tan traumatizado por la matanza que su propio ingenio ha provocado que ya no se cree merecedor de vivir junto a su esposa y su hijo. Arrastrado por las tempestades y por su propia tormenta interior, se embarca en una travesía que lo llevará a los confines del mundo y lo sumergirá en las sombras de sus propias emociones antes de que una misteriosa liberación le permita culminar su viaje de retorno al hogar. «Una nueva versión de la historia de Homero, que engancha por la mezcla de arcaísmo mítico, psicodrama y la sátira de hoy en día». The Guardian ... Leer resumen completo

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WORLD WITHOUT END
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2008

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On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. Yet they will always live under the l ong shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day. Ken Follett’s masterful epic The Pillars of the Earth enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. Now World Without End takes readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE BIBLE OF CLAY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 16/02/2009
CORGI TRANSWORLD, 2009

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Internationally bestselling author Julia Navarro riveted readers around the world with her provocative novel The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud. Now she goes even further, in this electrifying thriller about a biblical discovery in the Iraqi desert—and a deadly struggle on the eve of war to unearth a truth that’ s waited 3,000 years to be told…. In St. Peter’s Basilica, a man sits in a confessional asking forgiveness for a murder he’s about to commit. And a young priest begins a desperate journey to stop him. It’s the beginning of a ruthless race to find a rumored cache of sacred texts that could be one of the most explosive discoveries of all time. For as Clara Tannenberg and a team of renegade archaeologists journey deep into an Iraq on the brink of war, another far more sinister group is determined to get there first. Sweeping from the time of the biblical patriarchs to the front lines of the Iraqi conflict, from the horrors of Nazi Germany to the back rooms of Washington, D.C., The Bible of Clay is a novel of unrelenting, thought-provoking, and all-too-plausible suspense. ... Leer resumen completo

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IVANHOE
Fecha Lanzamiento: 22/02/2005
WALTER SCOTT
DOVER, 2004

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Scott's most revered novel, written in 1791, is a love story set in the Middle Ages. The hero is a Saxon knight, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, whose personal chivalric code comes into conflict with the corruption of his arch-rival, the Knight Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert. Ivanhoe is also torn between the woman to whom he is betroth ed, Rowena, and a saintly young Jewish woman, Rebecca, who loves him. The cast of characters also includes Richard the Lionhearted, Robin Hood, and the fabled Black Knight. ... Leer resumen completo

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NORTHANGER ABBEY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 12/08/2002
DOVER, 2000

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NORTHANGER ABBEY is about a naïve young woman whose head is full of the Gothic novels she consumes, and who begins to imagine that life may well be even stranger than fiction. Catherine Morland makes a touching, if somewhat charmingly brainless, heroine; Henry Tilney is a self-possessed and witty hero; and the plot dev ice in which Catherine sees General Tilney as a black-hearted villain out of a Gothic romance is ingenious and engrossing. In fact, this early work is full of sustained and sparkling inventiveness, and exhibits the sharp and accurate social observations of Austen's more mature fiction. ... Leer resumen completo

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A FRIEND CALLED ANNE
PENGUIN, 2004

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This is the true story of two best friends, one of whom was Anne Frank. Since their first meeting at school in Amsterdam in September 1941, Jacqueline van Maarsen and Anne Frank were inseparable. They made a pact: that if one of them had to go away, then they would write the other a letter of farewell. Then, suddenly, Anne disappeared. Shortly after, Jacqueline's own life changed dramatically. Jacqueline van Maarsen gives a fascinating and moving account of her friendship with Anne and the effect of her sudden disappearance. Retold for children by Carol Ann Lee. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE LANGUAGE OF STONES
Fecha Lanzamiento: 09/02/2005
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2005

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A rich and evocative tale set in a mythic 15th−century Britain‚ to rival the work of Bernard Cornwell. The Realm is poised for war. Hal‚ its weak king‚ is dominated by his wife and her lover. Against them stand Duke Richard of Ebor and his allies; the two sides are on a bloody collision course. Gwydi on is watching over the Realm. Here when Arthur rode to war − they called him ′Merlyn′ then − he has walked the land since before the time of the druids‚ since before the Slavers came to subdue the people. The Realm is a still−magical England‚ its by−ways populated by legendary beasts. It is a land criss−crossed by lines of power upon which standing stones have been set as a secret protection against invasion. A thousand years ago‚ the Slavers broke the power of the array‚ laid straight roads across the land‚ and built walled cities of shattered stone. The dangerous stones are awakening‚ and their unruly influence is calling men to battle. Unless Gwydion and his apprentice‚ Willand‚ can unearth them‚ the Realm will be plunged into a disastrous civil war. But their enemies include men‚ monsters and a sorcerer who is as powerful as Gwydion himself. ... Leer resumen completo

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MOSAIC OF SHADOWS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Byzantium, 1096. When a mysterious assassin looses his arrow at the emperor, he has more than a man in his sights; the keystone of a crumbling empire, he is the solitary figure holding its enemies in check. If he falls, then the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart. Aware of the stakes, the emperor hires Demetr ios Askiates, the unveiler of mysteries, to catch the would-be-killer. But Demetrios is entering an unknown world, a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps and eunuchs. From the depths of the slums to the golden towers of the palace, and from the sands of the hippodrome to the soaring domes of Ayia Sophia, he must edge his way through a glittering maze of treachery and deceit before time runs out. Nor are all the enemies within the city walls. With the Turks rampant across Asia, the emperor has sent to the west for mercenaries to reinforce his position. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when a great army, tens of thousands strong, appears before the gates. The first crusaders have arrived, intent on making their fortunes in war, and they have no allegiance to an empire they eye with jealousy and suspicion. As the armies of east and west confront each other, and the assassin creeps ever closer to his prey, Demetrios must untangle the golden web of intrigue which surrounds the emperor before the city - and the empire - are drowned in blood. ... Leer resumen completo

11.80€

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MY LIFE AS EMPEROR
FABER AND FABER, 2005

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China's uniquely long history has been characterised as the embodiment of wise stewardship and an adherence to Confucian principles of humanity. My Life as Emperor tells the real story of incompetence, cruelty, decadence and an absence of concern for anyone's well-being but those holding power. It is a chilling yet enormous ly entertaining glimpse of the dark side of nation-building, as well as a vivid insight into the lives of the palace women and the surrounding court intrigue richly embroidered with extraordinary calamities and rampant slaughter. ... Leer resumen completo

10.85€

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RHADOPIS OF NUBIA
NAJIB MAHFOUZ
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2005

15.65€

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ISLANDS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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This novel of epic proportions from South Africa, set between 1650 and 1710, covers the first fifty years of the Dutch colony at the Cape of Good Hope. Beautifully rendered, this is a world and a time never before dealt with in fiction-a period when powerful colonizers took over the lands of Hottentot tribes, exposing abori gines for the first time to Western eyes and Western ways. Through the life stories of seven men-all involved with and defined in one way or another by Pieternella, the beautiful daughter of the first mixed marriage of the new colony-we gain an understanding of the vast historical forces at work. Teeming with characters, rich with lived experience, gripping in its unexpected turns, Islands is a story of greed, power, war, courage, and international intrigue, at once a meticulously researched portrait of the age and a great adventure story. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE LAST COMPANION (BOOK ONE OF THE ALBION CHRONICLES)
PATRICK MCCORMACK
CONSTABLE & ROBINSON LTD, 2005

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Ten years after the Battle of Camlann, in which Arthur was slain, Budoc the hermit waits for death in the Sacred Wood, his world crumbling into darkness. Raiders roam the coasts of Britain in wolf packs, burning crops and slaughtering villagers. Among them is an Irish war party in search of a magical chalice, accompanied by a witch doctor. Thirty years before, after his great victory at Mount Badon, Arthur had sailed north to the mist-shrouded Western Isles, taking with him a select band of warriors. There he won possession of the chalice and was declared emperor of Albion. Now, as the flame of civilization dims and the hordes rush in on Britain from all sides, Budoc and a ragtag band consisting of two warriors, a captured Saxon boy, and a village girl must rely on the powers of the Sacred Wood and the martial arts of Arthur's companions to save themselves and Arthur's dream of Albion. In The Last Companion, author Patrick McCormack offers a uniquely compelling take on the great battle for the chalice and the secrets of Dark Age Britain. ... Leer resumen completo

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THUNDER GOD
FABER AND FABER, 2005

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A young man, struck by lightning, is believed to be a keeper of the Norse religion's greatest secret. When war breaks out against the rising tide of Christianity, he must embark on a journey where he must confront his own gods, and the gods of a people yet more savage. ''The action sweeps across oceans and continents... As with all Watkins' work, the writing is terse and physical, the themes big and resonant.' Tatler; 'A Viking Odyssey... Thunder God vividly charts the voyages of Hakon, a fisherman's son who is struck by lightning, kidnapped by raiders, taken to Miklagard (Constantinople), where he becomes part of the Emperor's personal guard, caught up in a raid on the Welsh coast, storm-driven across the Atlantic...' The Times; 'The rich physical descriptions are matched by an equally sure understanding of the ways of religious belief... This unusual, fluent novel suggests that Watkins remains a force to be reckoned with.' Sunday Telegraph; 'A thundering good read... Watkins is a master of suspense, and his action sequences have a visceral power' Sunday Times' ... Leer resumen completo

12.65€

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IN GALLANT COMPANY
NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, 2005

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As the American Revolution rages on the mainland, the British Navy prepares for action at sea. Against a growing fleet of American and French privateers, the navy must maintain its blockade of Washington's vital military supplies. Caught up in the turmoil, junior officer Richard Bolitho finds himself having to make momentou s decisions in the heat of battle--decisions that could affect the lives of many men and, perhaps, even the fate of nations. ... Leer resumen completo

17.10€

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HEAVEN AND HELL (VOL. III: NORTH AND SOUTH)
JOHN JAKES
SIGNET. PENGUIN PUTMAN, 2000
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9.90€

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LOVE AND WAR (VOL. II: NORTH AND SOUTH)
JOHN JAKES
SIGNET. PENGUIN PUTMAN, 2000

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BATAVIA S GRAVEYARD
Fecha Lanzamiento: 14/04/2005
PHOENIX (ORION), 2005

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When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, who se motives were almost beyond comprehension, then started on a cold-blooded killing spree, leaving less than 80 people alive when the rescue boat arrived three months later. BATAVIA'S GRAVEYARD tells this strange story as a gripping narrative structured around three strong principal characters: Francisco Pelsaert, the cultivated but weak-willed captain; Jeronimus Cornelisz, a sinister apothecary with a terrifying personal philosophy influenced by Rosicrucianism who set himself up as the ruler of the island; and Wiebbe Hayes, the only survivor with the courage to fight Jeronimus's band. The background to these events, including the story of the Dutch East India Company, and the discovery of Australia, is richly drawn. ... Leer resumen completo

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D-DAY TO BERLIN
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2005

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Nightfall, 6 June 1944. D-Day is over and the Allies have carved a tenuous foothold in 'Fortress Europe'. The future of Europe hangs in the balance as Hitler's formidable SS Panzer troops threaten to drive them back into the sea.D-DAY TO BERLIN is the remarkable story of the Allied struggle for survival - the battle from th e beaches of Normandy to the heart of Hitler's Reich and ultimate victory just eleven months later.The campaign to free Europe from Nazi oppression through the collective operations from D-Day to Berlin mark one of the greatest ever military offensives. The Allies overcame initial setbacks to inflict a devastating defeat on Hitler's crack divisions in France - a victory that was threatened just months later in the bitter winter fighting of the Battle of the Bulge. The final crossing of the Rhine and the advance into Germany changed the course of European history forever.In D-DAY TO BERLIN we meet men and women from both sides - British, American and German soldiers - whose bravery and endurance made the final push through Europe the defining drama of the Second World War. ... Leer resumen completo

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633 SQUADRON: OPERATION RHINE MAIDEN
FREDERICK E. SMITH
CASSELL PLC, 2004

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Frederick SmithAfter the near-suicide mission to the Norwegian fjord, which had claimed so many lives, morale among what was left of 633 Squadron is at its lowest ebb. Unbearable tension, stupid wrangling among the survivors and problems with replacement recruits are tearing the squadron apart. The new Commander, Ian Moor - young, brilliant and determined - knows that the only thing that will pull it together again is the challenge of another vital mission. The Germans are developing a new anti-aircraft rocket, code name Rhine Maiden, which poses the most deadly threat so far to the Allies' invasion plans. So the top brass decide that 633 Squadron should first flatten the rocket factory on a bombing run, and then make a daring strike on an underground target buried deep in a Bavarian valley - in broad daylight... ... Leer resumen completo

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633 SQUADRON
FREDERICK E. SMITH
CASSELL PLC, 2004

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Frederick E. SmithThis bestselling novel has gone into 25 editions in English alone, and inspired a record-breaking Hollywood film. The action-packed story of heroism and sacrifice follows Squadron 633 on a crucial mission--a mission crucial to the success of D-Day. Their target is a Norwegian fjord, where the Germans are d eveloping a top-secret weapon. The pilots know they'll be flying in low, between the steep mountain walls, without fighter support. For many, the trip will be one-way only... ... Leer resumen completo

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Q
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Set in Reformation Europe, Q begins with Luther's nailing of his 95 theses on the door of the cathedral church in Wittenberg and traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters, an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical of the Protestant sects, the anarchists of the Reformation, and a Catholic spy and inform er, as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Fans of James Ellroy and reminiscent of Neal Stephenson at his most ambitious, the four young writers who shelter behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett have created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. Far from the traditional historical novel, Q is the stuff of which cults are made. ... Leer resumen completo

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12.75€

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WHITE GOLD
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 2005

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En el verano de 1716, la tripulación del buque chico Thomas Pellow, junto con 52 compañeros en manos de traficantes de esclavos árabes y piratas. Él es buscado por el Sultán de Marruecos y ahora han comprado experimentado 23 años como un esclavo a su patio de esplendor y lujo, así como todos los días Grausamkeit.07In el ver ano de 1716, un córnico grumete llamado Thomas Pellow y 52 de sus camaradas fueron capturados en el mar por el Barbary Corsair. Miles de europeos han sido arrebatados de sus hogares y adoptadas en las grandes cadenas de mercados de esclavos de Argel, Túnez y Marruecos en venta para ser vendidos al mejor postor. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME OF QUEEN LOANA
SECKER AND WARBURG, 2005

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To recall his memories, Yambo withdraws to the family home where he searches old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and diaries to relive the story of his generation: Mussolini, Catholic education and guilt, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, and Fred Astaire.

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WASHINGTON AND CAESAR: A NOVEL
DOUBLEDAY TRANSWORLD USA, 2005

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The Caesar of the title is an African slave named Cese Mwakale, who is banished to the Great Dismal Swamp because he has displeased his owner, George Washington. Once away from the plantation, Caesar goes to work for the British troops, hoping to gain his freedom as a result--and meets up with Washington again in 1777 at Br andywine Creek.... ... Leer resumen completo

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THE GALLEONS GRAVE
MARTIN STEPHEN
WARNER BOOKS, 2005

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It is 1588 and King Philip of Spain has assembled the greatest fleet and the most powerful army in the world. It is envisaged that the Armada, commanded by the brave and chivalric Duke of Medina Sidonia, will crush the English and bring an end to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. One man who has inside knowledge of this event i s the young Henry Gresham. Caught up in the intrigues of Elizabeth's court as its inhabitants jostle for power and favour, he begins to realise that are many there who resent his youth, wealth and good looks. His position as a spy for Walsingham further endangers his life - and when he finds himself sailing on the Armada during his mission to spy on Sir Francis Drake, who is deemed suspicious of siding with the Spanish, he's not entirely certain where the real threat lies... ... Leer resumen completo

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