The assassin of Verona / Benet Brandreth.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Venice, 1586. William Shakespeare is disguised as a steward to the English Ambassador. He and his actor friends, Oldcastle and Hemming, possess a deadly secret: the names of the Catholic spies in England who seek to destroy Queen Elizabeth. Before long the Popes agents begin to close in on them, so fleeing the city is the players only option.In Verona, Aemelia, the daughter of a Duke, is struggling to conceal her passionate affair with her cousin Valentine. But darker times lie ahead with the arrival of the sinister Father Thornhill, who is determined to seek out anyone who doesnt conform to the Popes ruthless agenda . . .Events will converge in the forests around Verona as a multitude of plots are hatched and discovered, players fall in and out of love, and disguises are adopted and then discarded. Will the brash William Shakespeare and his friends escape with their secretsand their lives?
    • ISBN:
      9781681778761
      1681778769
    • Accession Number:
      on1023537769
      1023537769
    • Accession Number:
      fay.647297
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    • ABNT:
      BRANDRETH, B. The assassin of Verona. [s.l.] : Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd., 2019. DisponĂ­vel em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Brandreth B. The Assassin of Verona. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd.; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Brandreth, B. (2019). The assassin of Verona. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Brandreth, Benet. 2019. The Assassin of Verona. A William Shakespeare Novel. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297.
    • Harvard:
      Brandreth, B. (2019) The assassin of Verona. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd. (A William Shakespeare novel). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Brandreth, B 2019, The assassin of Verona, A William Shakespeare novel, Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd., viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Brandreth, Benet. The Assassin of Verona. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd., 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Brandreth, Benet. The Assassin of Verona. A William Shakespeare Novel. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd., 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Brandreth B. The assassin of Verona [Internet]. Pegasus Crime, an imprint of Pegasus Books Ltd.; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. (A William Shakespeare novel). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.647297

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 April #2

In this second series entry (after The Spy of Venice, 2018), we find Shakespeare, in his role as an agent for Elizabeth I, still in Italy, disguised as a steward to the pretend English ambassador. It is 1586, and the Catholic powers on the Continent are determined to dethrone the heretic Elizabeth, and Shakespeare's actor friends and fellow spies have obtained a list of identified conspirators in England. Two of the men begin the perilous return home with this intelligence, while Shakespeare remains with his dying lover. The travelers stop at a castle where the duke's daughter, Aemelia, is involved in a secret love affair (sound familiar?) and are trapped there when one of the pope's inquisitors also takes up residence. Meanwhile, Verona is beset by a band of outlaws, and a complex tragedy unfolds in which everyone somehow ends up in the forest with them. Bodies amass, revenge is taken—and Shakespeare finds even more dramatic inspiration. Fans will enjoy the inclusion of many lines from the Bard's plays and sonnets but may be a bit disappointed by his somewhat abbreviated role. No matter: Aemelia steals the show. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 March #4

Brandreth's excellent sequel to 2018's The Spy of Venice, which featured a young William Shakespeare, opens with a prologue set in 1585 Rome, where the newly anointed Pope Sixtus V plots to depose the "heretic Queen Elizabeth" through a network of spies he's established in England. Sixtus orders four priests to track down three Englishmen in Italy believed to know the identities of the papal agents, one of whom is William, and use any means necessary to protect these agents from exposure. In the previous novel, William joined a diplomatic mission of his countrymen to Venice as a spy, posing as the English ambassador's steward. While Brandreth keeps the intrigue at a high pitch, frequently placing his lead in harm's way, he leavens the action with a moving subplot concerning William's lover, poet Isabella Lisarro, whom the future playwright fears has been poisoned at the orders of the pope. Apt quotes from Shakespeare's plays serve as chapter heads. Brandreth once again integrates vivid period detail into a well-crafted thriller plot. Agent: Ivan Mulcahy, MMB Creative (U.K.). (May)

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