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The Eyes of the Queen

(2020)
(The first book in the Agents of the Crown series)
A novel by

 
 
“[A] rollicking new historical thriller…taut, made-for-movie-theater tension and delicious, snickering-from-the-back-row wit.” —New York Times Book Review

In this first novel of the exhilarating Agents of the Crown series, a man who will become the original MI6 agent protects England and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I from Spain’s nefarious plan to crush the Age of the Enlightenment.

After centuries locked in an endless cycle of poverty, persecution, and barbarity, Europe has finally emerged into the Age of Enlightenment. Scientists, philosophers, scholars, and poets alike believe this to be a new era of reason and hope for all. But the forces of darkness haven’t completely dissipated, as Spain hunts and butchers any who dare to defy its ironclad Catholic orthodoxy.

Only one nation can fight the black shadow that threatens this new age, and that is Britain, now ruled by a brilliant young Queen Elizabeth I. But although she may be brave and headstrong, Elizabeth knows she cannot win this war simply by force of arms. After her armies have been slashed in half, her treasury is on its knees. Elizabeth needs a new kind of weapon forged to fight a new kind of war, in which stealth and secrecy, not bloodshed, are the means.

In this tense situation, Her Majesty’s Secret Service is born with the charismatic John Dee at its head. A scholar, a soldier, and an alchemist, Dee is loyal only to the truth and to his Queen. And for her, the woman he’s forbidden from loving, he is prepared to risk his life.

A visceral and heart-pumping historical thriller, The Eyes of the Queen is perfect for fans of Ken Follett and Dan Brown.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"In The Eyes of the Queen, Oliver Clements conjures a remarkable hero: John Dee, an Elizabethan James Bond who dives headlong into a mystery sinister enough to make Le Carré green with envy." - Keith Thomas


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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: A Novel (1) (An Agents of the Crown Novel)
Author(s): Oliver Clements
ISBN: 1-5011-5469-9 / 978-1-5011-5469-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria/Leopoldo & Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2020 : Paperback
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: A Novel (Volume 1)
Author(s): Oliver Clements
ISBN: 1-982164-75-1 / 978-1-982164-75-1
Publisher: Atria/Leopoldo & Co.
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Audio Editions

October 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: A Novel (The Agents of the Crown Series)
Author(s): Oliver Clements
ISBN: 1-79711-555-3 / 978-1-79711-555-9
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: An Agents of the Crown Novel, Book 1
Author(s): Oliver Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


October 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: An Agents of the Crown Novel, Book 1
Author(s): Oliver Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: An Agents of the Crown Novel, Book 1
Author(s): Oliver Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: An Agents of the Crown Novel, Book 1
Author(s): Oliver Clements
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: A Novel (An Agents of the Crown Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Oliver Clements
Publisher: Atria/Leopoldo & Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


October 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Eyes of the Queen: A Novel (An Agents of the Crown Novel Book 1)
Author(s): Oliver Clements
Publisher: Atria/Leopoldo & Co.
Availability: Amazon UK