To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there s really only one answer! Journey back in time to Elizabethan London, a world of intrigue, skullduggery and danger. Alice Fletcher is a stagehand at the Globe theatre, where she works alongside the Chamberlain s Men a company of actors that includes the talented playwright William Shakespeare. When her brother, Richard, goes missing, Alice resolves to find him with the help of Tom Cavendish, a young servant of the ambitious and power-hungry Earl of Essex. Using the coded messages Richard has left behind, and risking life and limb, Alice and Tom uncover a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth I s first minister and usurp the throne. The Shakespeare Plot Book 1: Assassin’s Code is packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance and murder. The swiftly paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers on the edge of their seats while giving them an insight into many of the historical events and personalities of Shakespeare s England.
“…the plot in this excellent book gallops along at such a brisk pace that the few bits of information given simply add to the drama. A thrilling climax, which takes place at Shakespeare’s Globe itself, will have young readers on the edge of their seats, frantically racing through the pages to discover what happen to the two young friends.”
Linda Lawlor, The Bookbag
“…an exciting historical adventure set in and around London in 1601…. Woolf vividly portrays the life of an actor, and that of servants … and the ordinary people living in early seventeenth-century London…. This is all great fun, a book where historical detail can be painlessly absorbed.”
Bridget Carrington, Armadillo Magazine