By Royal Command

By Royal Command

by Mary Hooper


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In this sequel to At the House of the Magician, Lucy has become a firm fixture in the household of the mysterious Dr. Dee. What the doctor doesn't know is that Lucy is not just a maid—she is also a spy for the Queen.

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.

A thrilling historical story, full of plots and intrigue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780747588856
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.15(w) x 7.85(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Mary Hooper is a popular writer for children and young adults, best known in the US for her finely woven historical novels. Mary lives in England.

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By Royal Command 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
konallis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
More natural and assured than the first book in the series. Plenty of plot, some vivid Elizabethan tableaux and a heroine who meets her adventures with resourcefulness and humour.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was, I thought, remarkable. I really enjoyed Hooper's writing style and I loved the characters. The plot did not have an obvious climax, but the denoument was perfect. Throughout the book, various obstacles are put into Lucy's way, but I couldn't help not minding; the ending was too precious. My only concern was that I couldn't tell whether or not it was a kid's or teen's book, for the following reasons: large print font, very mild language, no risky themes, no sexual situations. Usually the mention of sex puts a book into a teen category, along with violence and sometimes crude humor. But I really enjoyed the book, so even it did end up being a kid's book I don't really mind. A break from the challenge of reading English classics in school as well as for leisure was great. I recommend this book for anyone ages 9 to 18. (After 18, I'm sure that the content wouldn't be very exciting to most.)