By Royal Command (2020)

By Royal Command Mary Hooper By Royal Command Lucy has become a firm fixture in the household of Dr Dee a real life figure who was court magician to Queen Elizabeth Lucy in return for saving the queen s life has been told that she is to work
  • Title: By Royal Command
  • Author: Mary Hooper
  • ISBN: 9780747588856
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
By Royal Command Mary Hooper Lucy has become a firm fixture in the household of Dr Dee, a real life figure who was court magician to Queen Elizabeth 1 Lucy, in return for saving the queen s life, has been told that she is to work as a spy for Her Grace and that she is to remain with the Dee family and await further instruction And then Lucy hears unexplained cries in the Dee house, and finds a youLucy has become a firm fixture in the household of Dr Dee, a real life figure who was court magician to Queen Elizabeth 1 Lucy, in return for saving the queen s life, has been told that she is to work as a spy for Her Grace and that she is to remain with the Dee family and await further instruction And then Lucy hears unexplained cries in the Dee house, and finds a young girl imprisoned there What is Dr Dee doing Lucy means to find out This is a thrilling historical story, full of intrigue and royal plots and counter plots, from the acclaimed Mary Hooper.
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  1. Elizabeth

    Lucy, now a permanent fixture in Dr Dee s home, has been living quite comfortably as a spy for Queen Elizabeth I When she hears a strange cry in the middle of the night, she goes to investigate But what will she find I found this book much intriguing than the 1st book, although I do wish that Lucy would have found the source of the sounds much later in the book than she does The romance between Tomas and Lucy is exciting and I hope it leads into something As for the tutor, I found him somewha [...]

  2. Whispering Words...

    I really enjoy Mary Hooper s writing She has such a subtle way of weaving historical facts into the storyline, immersing the reader so completely into the time period that I can t help but fall in love with her books With this story set within the household of John Dee, Elizabeth the first s famed court magician, By Royal Command is a sweet read full of magical deceptions, court gossip and dark intrigue.In this second instalment of the trilogy, we see Lucy settling into her new life as nurse mai [...]

  3. Jess Schira

    Even though I really enjoyed Hooper s In the House of the Magician, I had a difficult time warming up to the main character, Lucy, she just didn t do anything with me What I did like was the plot and the snippets of history that Hooper mixed into the story Best of all, the story featured Tomas, the jester, I love jesters.By Royal Command is the second book in the trilogy This time around, I found that I really enjoyed Lucy which was good because this book had some flaws that kind of irritated I [...]

  4. Sabine

    Dies ist der zweite Teil der Trilogie rund um die junge Lucy, die als Dienstm dchen bei Dr Dee arbeitet Daher m chte ich zum Inhalt gar nicht viel sagen.Auch dies ist ein wieder ein wunderbar zu lesender Roman, der vor allem durch den Sprachstil und die tollen Beschreibungen lebt Mary Hooper schafft es, einen mitzunehmen in die Zeit des 16 Jahrhunderts und die Erlebnisse der kleinen Lucy in England zu teilen Beim Lesen sp rt man den Zauber des K nigshofs, lernt Gebr uche kennen, sp rt die Faszin [...]

  5. Kathryn

    The story in this book was not full of intrigue and royal plots and counter plots as it says on the back cover In fact I found it a bit dull, it just didn t seem to lead anywhere I think I would have found this book very disappointing if the author hadn t done such a fantastic job of bringing the historical setting to life The wonderful descriptions of the frost fair on the Thames and of the party at the Royal Court meant that I really enjoyed the book despite what was, in my opinion, a poor plo [...]

  6. Christeen

    Housemaid Lucy, now part of Walsingham s network of spies, gets caught up in some deception and intrigue in the Dee household To be honest, not much happens in this book as it seems to be filler, or setting the scene for the events of the final book However, it is good fun, and there s good incorporation of historical facts and events However, speaking of these historical facts events, there is often a section explaining the history of the characters or events in the back of the book, and I foun [...]

  7. Jenny

    Mary Hooper is one of those authors you can always count on for a fun and well written read While I prefer some of her other books, At the Sign of the Sugared Plum or The Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose , this series still holds up to her name and has been an enjoyable read Lucy is one of those characters that s real you don t love her too much for her to be unrealistic as you spend chapters with her shaking your head when she messes up or rooting her on when she finally succeeds I like [...]

  8. Cat

    Lucy is still at John Dee s house and soon gets work spying , but it was not as thrilling or high jinks as one would hope Just includes following a certain lady in waiting for a few pages Also the plot didn t really progress that far in terms of pretty much every aspect, the characters, romances, the houses position, Dr Dee s magical works etc Things happened, they resolved them but they had moved barely an inch after they were over It is although an entertaing and informative take on Elizabethe [...]

  9. Charue Adèle

    Comme le Tome premier, j ai pass une assez bonne lecture.Le manque de r el contexte historique que je reprochait au livre pr c dant a, pour mon plus grand plaisir, t combl gr ce au personnage du pr cepteur personnage que j ai trouv d ailleurs tr s int ressant Peut tre me laisserais je tenter par le dernier tome

  10. Anne Osterlund

    Lucy is now a spy, which means eavesdropping on others conversations, hanging around places she shouldn t, and, occasionally, listening to the mysterious voices inside her head So really business as usual Of course business is rather interesting when one is working for the queen s magician.And when one has a crush on the queen s fool.On to book 3.

  11. Sarah Miles

    Enjoyable read, I was just let down because, to me, the historical romance label is misleading Yes, it s not historical romance like an adult novel, but romance seems to mostly consist of pining in these Historical chick lit would fit better.

  12. Selah Bell

    Well, this is only a three star because, like others have said, it was a bit pointless to write this book, because it didn t go anywhere, except maybe to make Lucy and Tomas get closer It was a bit disappointing for me, because I was looking forward to this book I hope the next one is better.

  13. Tara

    This book s the follow up to The Magicans apperentice.I found it rather pointless Nothing came from the abdution or Mistress Pryor, so really, it was a waste of a good authors time It wasn t one of her best creations

  14. La république des livres

    La suite des aventures de Lucy est toujours aussi passionnante En plus de l aventure que vis l h ro ne, une histoire d amour nait Ce tome critique la vie de la cour au travers de ces intrigues et des complots.

  15. Belle

    Well, this is only a three star because, like others have said, it was a bit pointless to write this book, because it didn t go anywhere, except maybe to make Lucy and Tomas get closer It was a bit disappointing for me, because I was looking forward to this book I hope the next one is better.

  16. Vivienne

    As with the first in this series, I found it a light quick read one sitting Again while aimed at teens I felt it served as a good introduction to some of the issues of the period.

  17. Hannah

    Very good, very exciting, very realistic Well done Mary Hooper for writing another brilliant book, sequel to At the House Of the Magician.

  18. Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)

    Lucy secretly awaits for when the Queen asks for help All the while Lucy hears a scream Good sequel to the book At the House of the Magician.

  19. Anne

    A good sequel and excellent light read, but got to the end of this one and realised I didn t have the third book thank goodness for play

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