The Bones of Avalon : John Dee Papers

  • by Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • Series: John Dee Papers
  • 13 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Not a laugh a minute romp

Woah, that was hard work, its a grim hard joyless book. Not a bad book, well written and well read but just so grim and moody...I like Phil Rickman and his work does tend to be slow burning and downbeat but this was a bit much for me..if you have not read him yet start with Wine of Angels its very Rickman but a bit more balanced.
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- Tim

Interesting and complex

Only downside is that the self- absorbed Dr Dee started to annoy in the middle section but that is perhaps a viable character trait and I got past it. Interesting portrayal of rural life during Elizabeth 1st early reign.
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- Jkay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-12-2011
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd