A collection of three novellas featuring Giordano Bruno. The Secret Dead: Novice monk Giordano Bruno has a habit of asking difficult questions, but this time his investigations may deliver him into the hands of the Inquisition. The Academy of Secrets: An invitation arrives from a secret society of enlightened philosophers, led by the eccentric Don Giambattista della Porta. Bruno finds keeping these new heretical secrets soon becomes a matter of life or death. A Christmas Requiem: When Giordano Bruno is told the pope wants to see him, he fears he may be walking into a trap.
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Paris, 1585, a city on the edge of catastrophe. Alone and near destitute, Giordano Bruno turns to old friend and zealous preacher, Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world. If Bruno can’t uncover the truth, not only is the future of the de Valois monarchy threatened – but his own life will be the forfeit. Book 5 of the series.
England 1586. Giordano Bruno brings shocking new intelligence to Sir Francis Walsingham. A band of Catholic Englishmen are plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth and spring Mary Queen of Scots from prison to take the English throne in her place. Bruno is surprised to find that Walsingham is aware of the plot, and is allowing it to progress. His hope is that Mary will put her support in writing - and condemn herself to a traitor's death. Bruno is tasked with going undercover to join the conspirators. Can he stop them before he is exposed? Either way a Queen will die; Bruno must make sure it is the right one....
Giordano Bruno, a Dominican priest and free thinker fleeing from the Inquisition, arrives in London and comes to the attention of Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster to Elizabeth 1st. Assassination plots are rife in Elizabethan England, and Walsingham sends Bruno undercover to Oxford to expose a Catholic conspiracy. First book of the series.
Autumn, 1583: Queen Elizabeth's rule is under threat. Plans to put Mary Stuart on the throne of England are secretly being laid, and an astrological phenomenon believed to herald the death of an age and the dawn of another has led to frenzied speculation of terrible events to come. Book 2 of the series.
Summer, 1584. The Protestant Prince William of Orange has been assassinated by a fanatical Catholic, and there are whispers that Queen Elizabeth will be next. Fear haunts the streets of London, and plague is driving citizens away. Giordano Bruno, philosopher and spy, chooses to remain, and finds that someone is following him. Book 3 of the series.
Summer, 1585: Francis Drake prepares an expedition across the Atlantic to seize major Spanish ports. When a ship's captain is brutally murdered, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins. Giordano Bruno and Sir Philip Sidney hunt for the killer, but are they being lured into a trap? Book 4 of the series.