The King at the Edge of the World Arthur Phillips

The King at the Edge of the World

Author: Arthur Phillips
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Book Title
The King at the Edge of the World
Author
Arthur Phillips
ISBN
9780812995480
Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from "one of the best writers in America" (The Washington Post) The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there is a problem. The queen's spymasters--hardened veterans of a long war on terror and religious extremism--fear that James is not what he appears. He has every reason to claim to be a Protestant, but if he secretly shares his family's Catholicism, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe? It falls to Geoffrey Belloc, a secret warrior from the hottest days of England's religious battles, to devise a test to discover the true nature of King James's soul. Belloc enlists Mahmoud Ezzedine, a Muslim physician left behind by the last diplomatic visit from the Ottoman Empire, as his undercover agent. The perfect man for the job, Ezzedine is the ultimate outsider, stranded on this cold, wet, and primitive island. He will do almost anything to return home to his wife and son. Arthur Phillips returns with a unique and thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning the nature of truth at every turn.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Arthur PhillipsPublisher: Random HousePublished: 02/11/2020ISBN: 9780812995480Pages: 288Weight: 1.00lbsSize: 9.50h x 6.30w x 1.00dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2019 pg. 48Publishers Weekly 01/06/2020Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 48Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020 pg. 32Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 82
Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from "one of the best writers in America" (The Washington Post)

The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there is a problem.

The queen's spymasters--hardened veterans of a long war on terror and religious extremism--fear that James is not what he appears. He has every reason to claim to be a Protestant, but if he secretly shares his family's Catholicism, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe?

It falls to Geoffrey Belloc, a secret warrior from the hottest days of England's religious battles, to devise a test to discover the true nature of King James's soul. Belloc enlists Mahmoud Ezzedine, a Muslim physician left behind by the last diplomatic visit from the Ottoman Empire, as his undercover agent. The perfect man for the job, Ezzedine is the ultimate outsider, stranded on this cold, wet, and primitive island. He will do almost anything to return home to his wife and son.

Arthur Phillips returns with a unique and thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning the nature of truth at every turn.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Random House
Published: 02/11/2020
ISBN: 9780812995480
Pages: 288
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.30w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2019 pg. 48
Publishers Weekly 01/06/2020
Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 48
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020 pg. 32
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 82
Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from "one of the best writers in America" (The Washington Post)

The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there is a problem.

The queen's spymasters--hardened veterans of a long war on terror and religious extremism--fear that James is not what he appears. He has every reason to claim to be a Protestant, but if he secretly shares his family's Catholicism, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe?

It falls to Geoffrey Belloc, a secret warrior from the hottest days of England's religious battles, to devise a test to discover the true nature of King James's soul. Belloc enlists Mahmoud Ezzedine, a Muslim physician left behind by the last diplomatic visit from the Ottoman Empire, as his undercover agent. The perfect man for the job, Ezzedine is the ultimate outsider, stranded on this cold, wet, and primitive island. He will do almost anything to return home to his wife and son.

Arthur Phillips returns with a unique and thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning the nature of truth at every turn.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Arthur Phillips
Publisher: Random House
Published: 02/11/2020
ISBN: 9780812995480
Pages: 288
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.30w x 1.00d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2019 pg. 48
Publishers Weekly 01/06/2020
Booklist 01/01/2020 pg. 48
Kirkus Reviews 01/15/2020 pg. 32
Library Journal 02/01/2020 pg. 82