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The Secret Lion

(2004)
(The Tudor Secret)
(The first book in the Spymaster Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
In this rousing historical adventure set in the Tudor court, we are swept back to the final days of Edward VI's reign, and a time of danger, deceit, and courage. Brendan Prescott, a foundling reared in Dudley household, arrives at court to serve as a squire to the arrogant Lord Robert Dudley. Keen and ambitious, Brendan hopes to gain advancement in his new post - until Lord Robert dispatches him on an illicit mission to the King's enigmatic sister, the Princess Elizabeth, and Brendan discovers that nothing in his world is as it appears. A dark plot brews around Elizabeth's quest to unravel the truth about her brother King Edward VI's disappearance. Lured into her service as a spy, with only a bold stable boy and audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths and lies, pitted against the wiles of a vengeful opponent who may hold the secret of his own mysterious birth - a secret that could shatter everything he believes in, and cast an inescapable shadow over him, Elizabeth, and the future of England itself. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, The Secret Lion is the first book in The Spymaster Chronicles. This new edition features the Two Bridges Press Reader's Group Guide.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Fast moving suspense... the velvet peril of Tudor England comes alive in this haunting look at Elizabeth I's secret spy." - Margaret George


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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Tudor Secret
Author(s): Christopher Gortner
ISBN: 1-4448-0974-1 / 978-1-4448-0974-9 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles)
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ISBN: 0-312-60390-8 / 978-0-312-60390-8 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Tudor Secret
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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Secret Lion
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ISBN: 1-933037-36-9 / 978-1-933037-36-3 (USA edition)
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tudor Secret
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ISBN: 1-4447-2084-8 / 978-1-4447-2084-6 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : Paperback
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Title: The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles)
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Tudor Secret: A Novel (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, 1)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-312-65850-8 / 978-0-312-65850-2 (USA edition)
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January 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tudor Secret
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ISBN: 1-4447-2083-X / 978-1-4447-2083-9 (UK edition)
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August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lion (The Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 0-9723947-1-0 / 978-0-9723947-1-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Two Bridges Press
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Secret Lion (The Spymaster Chronicles)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-933037-35-0 / 978-1-933037-35-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Heliographica Pr
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February 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1)(Library Edition)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-4417-9097-7 / 978-1-4417-9097-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1)(Library Edition)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-4417-9098-5 / 978-1-4417-9098-9 (USA edition)
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February 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1)
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ISBN: 1-4417-9099-3 / 978-1-4417-9099-6 (USA edition)
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February 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Tudor Secret (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1)
Author(s): C W Gortner
ISBN: 1-4417-9100-0 / 978-1-4417-9100-9 (USA edition)
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February 2011 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Tudor Secret: The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1
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February 2011 : Australia Audio edition
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February 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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February 2011 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Tudor Secret: The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1
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Kindle Editions

January 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tudor Secret (Elizabeths Spymaster Book 1)
Author(s): Christopher Gortner
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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