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Her Majesty's Will By David Blixt,

  • Title: Her Majesty's Will
  • Author: David Blixt
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  • Page: 482
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  • Before he was famous, he was a fugitive Before he wrote of humanity, he lived it Before he was the Bard of Avon, he was a spy.A very poor spy.England, 1586 Swept up in the skirts of a mysterious stranger, Will Shakespeare becomes entangled in a deadly and hilarious misadventure as he accidentally uncovers the Babington Plot, an attempt to murder Queen Elizabeth herself.Before he was famous, he was a fugitive Before he wrote of humanity, he lived it Before he was the Bard of Avon, he was a spy.A very poor spy.England, 1586 Swept up in the skirts of a mysterious stranger, Will Shakespeare becomes entangled in a deadly and hilarious misadventure as he accidentally uncovers the Babington Plot, an attempt to murder Queen Elizabeth herself Aided by the mercurial wit of Kit Marlowe, Will enters London for the first time, chased by rebels, spies, his own government, his past, and a bear Through it all he demonstrates his loyalty and genius, proving himself to be HER MAJESTY S WILL.
    Her Majesty s Will Before he was famous he was a fugitive Before he wrote of humanity he lived it Before he was the Bard of Avon he was a spy A very poor spy England Swept up in the skirts of a mysterious stran

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    1. For someone who dislikes the use of real people as characters in fiction, I do seem to keep reading it I admit it I see the name Shakespeare associated with something, it s going to attract my attention, and it s probably going to be something I m going to take a shot on It s also going to be something I m going to be very hard on not because I have Shakespeare up on a pedestal, so much, but because I know just about enough of the period and about him, and I take it seriously enough, for warning [...]

    2. A Joyfully Jay review 4.25 starsHer Majesty s Will was a madcap romp through Elizabethan England, penned by an author who clearly has a love for the Bard and the world in which he lived I think fans of Shakespeare will enjoy this just a shade than other readers, but there is certainly something here for everyone to appreciate The author has done a remarkable job of describing and setting the background Although a working knowledge of Shakespeare will help you appreciate some of the literary sub [...]

    3. Giveaway on my blog open until 11 59 p.m EST Dec 19, 2012 Enter at hookofabook.wordpress 2012ReviewHer Majesty s Will, by David Blixt, was an unexpected breath of fresh ink on a stage flooded with a sea of books that is today s publishing world Blixt s novel stands out as a unique and original prose that will have you laughing so hard you ll spit out your drink Though I knew the book was historical in nature, a period novel with a main character like William Shakespeare, I was pleasantly surpris [...]

    4. Her Majesty s Will is a fun romp of a tale about Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe s early days in London It is a silly story of two bungling, wannabe spies that happened upon a real threat against the Queen I really enjoyed Mr Blixt s version of Will Shakespeare He has written a very unique back story for Will The Lost Years of William Shakespeare is open to a huge amount of speculation But, I think Mr Blixt captured it in a fun and silly way Who would have thought that he was on the run from th [...]

    5. If you have ever wondered about the lost years in Shakespeare s life look no further In Her Majesty s Will, David Blixt has created a funny, lighthearted historical fiction where Shakespeare unwittingly joins Christopher Marlow to serve their queen as spies in a tragic comedy of their own making While Shakespeare and Marlow work to save the queen we are taken on a tour of bawdy London taverns as they outwit many a foe The characters in this volume are cheeky, clever, and cunning The settings are [...]

    6. Before there was Romeo and Juliet, before there was Othello, before there was the Globe, William Shakespeare waswhat History fails to answer that question the early life of Shakespeare is clouded in mystery, so author David Blixt has attempted to answer that question, with his fictional novel, Her Majesty s Will There have historically been rumors that Christopher Marlowe was a spy, and it is known that Shakespeare and Marlowe knew one another They would have been contemporaries, and Shakespeare [...]

    7. It took a bit to catch on that this book is a farce Sometimes I m slow Once I did I just let reality go and that s when I started to enjoy the book Cause if you re looking for a lot of historical fact it ain t here If you re looking for fun historical conjecture then this is the book for you.William Falstaff is teaching in a school when he hears a kerfuffle outside and he goes forth to rescue a damsel in distress Using his acting skill he puts forth that he is a great swordsman and the attackers [...]

    8. I love William Shakespeare I love his plays He s just a really fascinating person in general so I was really excited to read this book T I loved learning about The inspiration behind Blixt s Her Majesty s Will is how William Shakespeare, infamous playwright, ended up coming from Avon to London and becoming the man that we now remember him for being So how does Blixt imagine Shakespeare made that journey Well, he was a spy Mr Shakespeare was definitely not a very good spy but a spy all the same I [...]

    9. Her Majesty s Will was the first David Blixt novel I ve read, but certainly hasn t been the last What a great one to start with I had no preconceptions or advance knowledge about this book before downloading it onto my Kindle app, so it was to my delight to find that this book takes up the young Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as somewhat hapless spies trying to thwart a conspiracy to assassinate Queen Bess and get their early introduction into playwriting and acting Oh my God, the wit The laug [...]

    10. See the full review on Short Sweet Reviews.The author does a a great job of giving you a feel for London in the late 1500s, both for the society and the environment Many famous landmarks which still stand today, including the Tower of London, are featured in the book The story is entertaining but complicated, with a whole host of characters and intrigues to keep track of Spies, thieves, beggars, assassins, and cross the pages of the book, and there is a lot of moving about, through the English [...]

    11. Historical with humor Think Shakespeare in Love with espionage There were a few things that were disconcerting to me, as I know too danged much about Tudor history Everyone calling Mary Queen of Scots Mary de Guise was one Marie de Guise was Mary Stewart s mother There were no house numbers in use yet, either, and some of the London references are odd But the spirit of the piece went a long way toward making me overlook minor errors Fictional explanations for Shakespeare s marriage, his ending [...]

    12. In which Will and Kit yes, those flirt and word play their way through a plot full of spies, daring escapes, and Shakespearean Early Modern references than you can shake a stick at Almost entirely delightful I kept stopping to grin at the puns and allusions through badly in need of a copyeditor The author s note at the end cites Dorothy Dunnett as a source, and I was entirely unsurprised, since all his quotations are also my quotations.

    13. Silly little book of an imagined meeting between Shakespeare and Marlowe Fills the void without trodding on known facts about how Will ended up a playwright in London instead of a glover in Stratford Colorful characters some real populate a London teeming with intrigue against Queen Elizabeth Fun book will be putting his others on my to read list.

    14. Shakespeare and Marlowe running around and being the World s Worst Spies I reread this book every year or so and one time I forgot what it was called and thought I might ve imagined it because it is so close to my platonic ideal of a book, it is pure kinda trashy fun, what I m saying is that this would possibly be one of the books i d take to a desert island

    15. Jim tagged this right when he wrote D Artagnan meets Marlow on Brokeback mountain Cute, amusing This a delightful romp through Elizabethan England with amateur playwrights and bumbling spies, Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe, trying to make their way in London amid intrigues, threats, and the need to foil a plot against Eliz I A witty alternate view of Will and Kit.

    16. Absolutely delightful romp through Elizabethan London featuring a young Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe Together they fight crime Or rather try to foil a plot against the queen while avoiding arrest Filled with banter, sword fights, flirting and references to the playwrights future works, this is a fast fun read.

    17. I enjoyed this tale I want to encourage COM ARTS teachers to read this and determine if it would appeal to their reluctant readers before introducing one of the plays Perhaps if they view Will as a spy first, they will be interested in the play.

    18. Wooohoo I won this My first ever giveaway prize I dived straight in An amusing romp through life in Elizabethan London David Blixt writes with wit I did get a little lost towards the end with all the espionage and counter espionage Good fun though My thanks to the author.

    19. this was a lighthearted, ridiculous read, in no way meant to be taken seriously the language used is witty and the story is fast paced i ve no complaints there.

    20. I consider this a guy s adventure book It is the fictional account of some of William Shakespeare s lost years , which according to this book he spent marauding with Christopher Marlowe as a spy in the service of the Queen kind of It is meant to be entertaining which it was especially later in the story , but lacked the depth that I tend to appreciate in stories.

    21. This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review Helen Hollickfounder DDRevs brilliant swordfights, absorbing intrigues, laugh out loud humour, delightful and groan type puns I loved it

    22. Kit considered for some little time It is a plan both reasonable and wise And therefore you loathe it Exactly But I see little choice in the matter loc 1856 A frivolous and light hearted novel, based on the premise that Shakespeare met Marlowe in the 1580s and got caught up in the world of Elizabethan spycraft with, as they used to say in the Radio Times, hilarious results.There are occasional anachronisms and the authorial voice is sometimes intrusive but this was a fun read with a nice frisson [...]

    23. This was a sort of different HF read than I am typically used to one full of comedy and wit and William Shakespeare I have read historical fiction interpretations of some of Shakespeare s plays but never read a historical fiction where he is actually a character and before he was a playwright none the less This would best be described as a buddy story as the plot s antics revolve around Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe and focus on their relationship in its various forms.I certainly enjoyed the [...]

    24. This book has lots of subtle humor if you read carefully, but not too carefully because the character Kit apparently likes to hear himself talk and doesn t always make sense I struggled through some of the dialogue just to find out that the other character Will didn t understand him either.Reading the difficult, twisty dialogue full of quotes not always in English took concentration than what I m used to It made me tired and after a while I wanted to read something easier to grasp I enjoyed the [...]

    25. This could have been a five star review I really like David Blixt s books He s clever, witty, and engaging His plots are superbly crafted, his characters are interesting, and his historical scholarship is impeccable This book was intended to be a madcap romp, and it was I just found the homosexual element between Shakespeare and Marlowe to be distasteful and distracting I know it s very vogue to throw homosexual themes into almost everything these days, but this can only be described as gratuito [...]

    26. I like the premise of this a romp through Elizabethan England with Kit Marlowe and Will Shakespeare Falstaff during Kit s spy career and before Will was famous OK it s intended to be silly Some parts are amusing, and while the play on Kit s bisexual nature and Will s unwilling attraction is sometimes uncomfortable it is historically believable What did irritate me was the narrator s language, which is often much florid than that of Marlowe or Shakespeare s own work and often feels intrusive The [...]

    27. It s difficult to say why this story didn t appeal to me It s funny as hell, well written in a sort of comic book style that reminded me of Peter David at his funniest, the characters are fully fledged and delightful, there s a decent plotline and some character development and I ve no idea why it didn t suck me straight in With Marlowe and Shakespeare and Walsingham, a hilarious sort of spy story, learn d jokes, ruddy awful meaning fabulous puns, and good solid action Maybe it was the author s [...]

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