Epic historical novel set amid the violent uncertainties of Tudor England following the reign of King Henry VIII and detailing the path by which the young Elizabeth Tudor was to become queen.
Themes of loyalty, romance, rebellion, Platonic love, political machinations and espionage.
The historical characters of Queen Mary, Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, Philip II, John Dee, William Cecil, Robert Dudley, Blanche Parry, Thomas Wyatt and many more.
Atmospheric drama and adventure with authentic 16th-century period detail including the Tower of London and the palaces of Whitehall and Hampton Court during the 1500s.
Additional themes explore the evolution of science at the time of the English Renaissance; the disastrous religious conflicts attending the Reformation, counter-Reformation and the reigns of the boy-king Edward, Lady Jane Grey, Mary I.