The Devils Looking Glass

The Devils Looking Glass James Bond Adventure In The Court Of Queen Elizabeth 1593 The Dreaded Alchemist, Magician And Spy Dr John Dee Is MissingTerror Sweeps Through The Court Of Queen Elizabeth, For In Dees Possession Is An Obsidian Mirror, An Object Of Great Power Which Legend Says Could Set The World Afire And So The Call Goes Out To Celebrated Swordsman, Adventurer And Rake Will Swyftefind Dee And His Looking Glass And Return Them To London Before Disaster Strikes But When Will Discovers The Mirror Might Solve The Mystery That Has Haunted Him For Yearsthe Fate Of His Lost Love, Jenny The Stakes Become Acutely Personal. 1593 The dreaded alchemist, black magician and spy Dr John Dee is missing Terror sweeps through the court of Queen Elizabeth, for in Dee s possession is an obsidian mirror, a mysterious object of great power which legend says could set the world afire.The call goes out to celebrated swordsman, adventurer and rake Will Swyfte find Dee and his feared looking glass and return them to London before disaster strikes But when Will discovers the mirror may help him solve the mystery that has haunted him for years the fate of his lost love, Jenny the stakes are intensely personal.With a frozen London under siege by supernatural powers, the sands of time are running out Will is left with no choice but to pursue the alchemist to the devil haunted lands of the New World in the very shadow of the terrifying fortress home of England s hidden enemy, the Unseelie Court.Facing an army of these unearthly fiends, with only his sword and a few brave friends at his back, England s greatest spy must be prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice or see all he loves destroyed Will Swyfte continues to be an audacious a character as ever Fearless to the point of recklessness, he will stop at nothing to achieve his goals Still
Not one of Chadbourns s best, but he is still fantastic with myth and faerie lore. C2012 FWFTB 1593, mirror, ocean, fortress, Unseelie Keeping up the exploits of Will Swyfte, this is the next in the Swords of Albion adventure I felt this this was much better than the previous book in that there was a little understandable action and some of the holes in the backstory filled in England lurches from crisis to crisis, as always, but we stand and we abide This will pass Mr Chadbourn has a really interesting website and provides quite a bit of the background regarding his research Realms of Fantasy thought Smart, fun, at times surprisingly moving and occasionally downright shocking..impossible to put down..close enough.Cover photograph by Jonathan Ring who does not seem to have a huge website presence Recommended Yes as long as the normal crew can remember the previous 2 books FCN Will Swyfte spy extraordinaire , Doctor John Dee, Earl of La
As an adventure story this is quite good so long as you don t think about it too hard It works well as an alternate history with a supernatural element but fails to describe or explain the magic properly. I read this to finish the series Although I enjoyed Doctor Dee turning into a badass, I was vaguely disappointed with the rest of the book Felt a bit hackneyed like a 70s superfriends comic book plot. Swyfte and his fellow spies head off to rescue Dr Dee from the duplicitous Red Meg More scuffles with the Fay and some resolutions to the problems plaguing our intrepid hero Fun and entertaining. Disappointing after how much I enjoyed the previous two. Well, it borrows heavily from the Tempest, but still a decent read

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  • Paperback
  • 380 pages
  • The Devils Looking Glass
  • Mark Chadbourn
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9781616147006