Published: July 15, 2012
Publisher: Random House Digital
Imprint: Random House Digital
Audio Download published by Random House Digital (Random House Digital)
Without warning, all the candles in the room's corners flicker and feint, as if a sudden gust has entered, but the air remains still. (Prologue)
The wedding feast of Sir Philip Sidney and Frances Walsingham threatens to spill over into the next day; dusk has fallen, lamps have been lit, and above the din from the musicians in the...
This is the nature of our age, and it needs no ancient prophecy nor conjunction of planets to explain it. (Main Text)
As I stare upward, a final burst of fireworks pierces the dark with crimson light, scattering sparks like a shower of bright rain so that, for an instant, the sky is illuminated, stained...