May 25, 2012 B007XK63ZG
by Cheryl Green
I am greatly influenced by the title of a book and it can be a
big factor for me to try it. Her Majesty's Will by David Blixt is
one of those books. Finding out that the lead of the book is played
by William Shakespeare was a big plus. Elizabethan England is a
time period with which I am only a little familiar.
We meet Will before he has become famous, leading the life of a
school-master far away from his beloved Stratford On Avon. He teaches
literature by having the boys put on plays. Will is living under
an assumed name and not thrilled to be teaching his classroom of
young boys. Before long, Will rescues a damsel in great distress
and ends up going on the adventure of a lifetime with real spy Kit
Marlowe. This is a fun romp through the countryside with sword fights
and secret codes. It is also the first time Will enters London.
Can they get the coded message into the right hands? Or will they
find out that the stolen message is nothing more than a laundry
list? Is there really a plot to take down Queen Elizabeth? How will
they elude the men that are chasing them for that stolen coded message?
This is a fun read and I read the book in a very short period of
time. It is for those that enjoying figuring out the clues that
are planted in the novel. And those of you who are Anglophiles at
heart will really enjoy this cleverly crafted novel. It is written
so that there are no chapters but Acts and Scenes just like in the
plays of Shakespeare. I enjoyed the journey and savored the wit
of the author.