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The Tudor Secret

The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles

by C. W. Gortner

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  • Sharon A. (Gainesville, FL)
    Secrets to Tell
    I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The style of writing was easy to follow, the characters interesting, the twists & turns of the plot kept my attention. The book is a mix of history & fiction & I appreciated the author's clarification of this at the end of the story. I'm not normally a fan of this time period, but really enjoyed the story. I would read another book by this author in the future. I'll certainly share my copy with friends along with my positive recommendation.
  • Mary Lou F. (Naples, FL)
    English History Revisited
    Very good interpretation of English history. Exciting and mysterious times back then. Makes you want to read any other books C. W. Gortner writes. Great read for historical history buffs.
  • Melissa W. (Maryville, TN)
    Thoroughly Enjoyable Read
    I really enjoyed this book. From the first few pages all the way to the end, I was deeply engrossed in the story. From the fate of Jane Grey to the secret behind the narrator's birthright, the author created a nice mix of historical figures and facts with fictional figures and a heavy dose of imagination. C.W. Gortner kept my interest and I will definitely read future books from The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.
  • Joan W. (Orion, Michigan)
    The Tudor Secret
    King Edward, Elizabeth I, the Dudleys, a host of great characters. This was a great historical fiction - This book was full of intrigue, spies, who is working for who? The story about Brendan, an orphan, wanting to find out the secret of his past, meeting up with William Cecil and Elizabeth I. Great read. Can’t wait for the next installment of this series. Would certainly recommend it.
  • Doris K. (Angora, MN)
    The Tutor Secret
    I enjoyed reading this book based at the time of the Tudor rule in England. The author blends history and fiction to tell a good story.
    Although Brendan Prescott is a fictional character the author makes him believable as a character who might have lived in this fascinating era.
    The author states this book is the first in a series about Brandon Prescott as a spymaster for Elizabeth I. I look forward to reading the next books.
    For historical fiction fans this is a good read.
  • Rebecca G. (havertown, pa)
    The Tudor Secret
    I must admit at the beginning of this review to be not only a lover of historical fiction but a fanatic fan of Henry VIII and all the nonsense and intrigue that surrounded him and his descendants. I read whatever I can get my hands on, some good, some great, some bad and some horrendous. The period has been written and rewritten about by so many authors that its difficult to find something that brings a fresh viewpoint. The Tudor Secret does just that; its fun, refreshing and entertaining. Though there has always been speculation that there were other Tudor family members, this book brings it to the forefront in an interesting way. Anyone that loves the Tudors and all the fun that finds them will love this book
  • Terrie J. (Eagan, MN)
    A Fun Twist on History
    I really enjoyed this book. I love a mystery and am not a big fan of historical fiction, but trying to be. This book has set me on my path to read more historical fiction. I loved the character development and the twists that the book took. It put a fun twist on historical fact. I would recommend this book and will read more of the series.


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