When fugitive Italian monk Giordano Bruno—philosopher, magician, and heretical scientist—arrives in London, he’s only one step ahead of the Inquisition. An undercover mission for Queen Elizabeth I and her spymaster provides added protection. Officially, Bruno is to take part in a debate on the... show more
When fugitive Italian monk Giordano Bruno—philosopher, magician, and heretical scientist—arrives in London, he’s only one step ahead of the Inquisition. An undercover mission for Queen Elizabeth I and her spymaster provides added protection. Officially, Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe at Oxford University; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. But when his mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly deaths and the charms of a mysterious but beautiful young woman, he realizes that somewhere within Oxford’s private chambers lurks a brutal killer. . .
Publish date: February 1st 2011
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Mystery
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Giordano Bruno (#1)
Giordano Bruno (1548 – February 17, 1600) was an eminent Italian philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological scientist, whose theories extended the then-novel Copernican model. Bruno proposed that the stars were just distant suns surrounded by their own exoplanets and raised the possibility t...
Elizabethan murder mystery in Oxford featuring Giordano Bruno as an investigator working for Walshingham. Also features Philip Sidney.
As a child growing up, I used to read the encyclopedia at the breakfast table. and read under the covers with a flashlight. If you love books, you know the feeling. So it's easy to like a monk who gets caught reading a banned book in an outhouse at a monastery. Giordano Bruno is caught in an outhous...
2.5I greatly enjoyed first half of the book but in the middle I got bored and lost interest. I'm not sure why as the writing didn't get worse. Could be because I was shipping like mad Thomas/Gabriel despite there were no hints of romance between these two. Or was it because I guessed who is the kill...
Wow, this was really boring. I found myself tuning it out in several places and had to rewind to listen again. I was expecting much more intrigue and mystery. I'm not even sure how the main character figured out the solution. While the historical aspects of the book were mildly interesting, I ju...