The second book in Alex Woolf’s pulse-pounding historical trilogy, set in the time of Shakespeare and complete with coded clues for kids to solve! The year is 1603 and, nearly two years after his mysterious disappearance, Alice Fletcher’s missing brother, Richard, has returned from beyond the grave–suffering from amnesia. Meanwhile, Alice, Richard, and Tom Cavendish must foil a Catholic plot against the new king, James I, involving the abduction of the country’s most famous playwright: William Shakespeare. Packed with a heady Elizabethan atmosphere of political scheming, romance, and murder, the fast-paced, suspenseful plot will keep young readers glued to the page even as they gain insight into the history of Shakespeare’s England.
ALEX WOOLF is an acclaimed writer, mainly specializing in fantasy and supernatural fiction and historical information books for children and young adults. His work—including the steampunk series Iron Sky and Aldo Moon and the Ghost at Gravewood Hall (both Salariya)—has been published in several countries. He lives in Southgate, North London, with his wife and two children.
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