[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☄ The Silver Skull Author Mark Chadbourn – Bassgrotto.co.uk

The Silver Skull 1588 As The Spanish Armada Prepares To Sail, Rumours Abound Of A Doomsday Device That, Were It To Fall Into Enemy Hands, Could Destroy England And Her Bastard Queen Once And For All.Enter Will Swyfte He Is One Of Walsingham S New Breed Of Spy And His Swashbuckling Exploits Have Made Him Famous However Swyfte S Public Image Is A Fa Ade, Created To Give The People Of England A Hero In Their Hour Of Need And To Deflect Attention From His Real Role Fighting A Secret War Against A Foe Infinitely Devilish Than SpainFor Millennia This Unseen Enemy Has Preyed Upon Humankind, Treating Honest Folk As Playthings To Be Hunted, Taken And Tormented But Now England Is Fighting Back Armed With Little Than Courage, Their Wits And An Array Of Cunning Gadgets Created By Sorcerer Dr Dee, Will And His Colleagues Must Secure This Mysterious Device Before It Is Too Late Theirs Is A Shadowy World Of Plot And Counterplot, Deception And Betrayal, Where No One And Nothing Is Quite What They Seem At Stake Is The Very Survival Of Queen And Country


10 thoughts on “The Silver Skull

  1. says:

    This is not the fault of the author, but my enjoyment of this book was marred by one thing I kept wondering what it would have been like if written by another author.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in Goodreads policy and...


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    I actually really enjoyed this one It was so dark and ominous and bloodthirsty and even though it was long and slower to read in parts overall I really enjoyed the story.I rushed out to get the second book but then never ended up reading it Ki...


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    There are times when you read a book that s so amazing to you that you feel the author had you personally in mind when they wrote it, that s exactly how I feel about Mark Chadbourn s The Silver Skull The Silver Skull is set in an alternate version of the Elizabethan England period The story follows Will Swyfte the greatest spy England has ever known He s handsome, daring, smart and dangerous He s everything a great spy should be With Spain on the brink of war with England and the Unseelie court pulling strings behind the curtains Will has been tasked with saving the whole of England from certain doom Sounds kind of silly does it not The core of the story is indeed a spy adventure story On the surface the plot does feel a little like an Elizabethan James Bond novel, but in reality The Silver Skull is so much than that First of all the book is actually quite scary There is a scene where Will must infiltrate an enemy stronghold located in an abandoned house you can literally feel the tension building the deeper he gets The pursuit that takes place when he tries to escape had my hair standing on end The story is very dark, foreboding and surprisingly violent I ve never had fairies scare the living crap out of me before Nasty, brutal, super intelligent, the fairies Chadbourn creates are the ultimate super villain James Bond never had to deal with these guys I love how Chadbourn has taken so many staples of generic fantasy Olde England, fairies, dashing heroes and...


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    A fascinating fantasy take on Elizabethan England.The story centres around Will Swyfte who is the most famous spy in all of England Only the title is a facade He never went on any of the quests the stories about him refer to The truth is he is a spy who fights against unseen arcane forces that threaten England s ex...


  7. says:

    I loved this book Mark Chadbourn does a wonderful job of portraying England as it probably was The dirty crime and grim filled streets, the bad guys lurking in corners of the bad areas There was a slight problem with the first 80 or so pages as it was a little hard to know who the enemy was and who The Enemy was It wasn t fully explained and it almost made me feel as though there was a story I hadn t read But it came full circle and those willing to understand that the explaination comes slowly will get a lot out of this Another slight problem was almost the same as above, the main character Swyft almost felt as though we should know him already but he does grow on you Over all an author who can write a historical fantasy with the facts and funness that Mark does is wonderful Never once did I think I was reading history instead it was a fantasy with a few historical people A few moments of great act...


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    Could not keep me interested


  9. says:

    I loved it Elizabethan James Bond versus otherworldly foes in a Cold War that s gone hot.


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    There are a lot of things about this book that appeal to me I m fond of historical fiction with a fantasy twist I like English history Secret societies, in this case a special spy ring for Queen Elizabeth, are great Swashbuckling action can t get enough And yet, it kinda fell flat for me, and the reason I fear resides in the main character Will Will is they spy s spy He has a public face which is intended to give the people of England a hero to pin their hopes on in face of the impending Spanish invasion Of course, his true purpose is to thwart the plans of a much sinister foe, one with powers beyond human ken.Still sounds great, but Will is kinda blah His speaking, which I believe is intended to sound witty and educated, comes across as something read from as script Others around him manage to joke, or make sarcastic cuts without sounding so artificial Like his friend and servant Nat Nat is great, I enjoyed his escapades much than Will s Nat is in over his head, and is willing to say as ...


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