by S.J. Parris

In Brief

England, 1583: the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. A great conjunction of the planets heralds momentous events, fear sweeps London, conspiracies mount against the Queen, and one of Elizabeth's maids of honour is murdered inside the palace, an astrological symbol carved into her flesh. Giordano Bruno - heretic, philosopher, spy - sets out to solve the murder and expose a dangerous plot against Elizabeth before the intellectual freedoms he has come to enjoy are lost forever.

Why you should read it

With compelling characters and vivid historical detail that brings the intrigues of Elizabethan England to life, Prophecy combines a murder mystery, a conspiracy novel, and a spy thriller in a powerful story that is both great fun and difficult to put down.

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