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 maidshe 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 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.)