Synopses & Reviews
Tom Falconer is in trouble. Pursued by the notorious criminal Ratsey, Tom soon finds himself alone and hungry on the streets of London. Luckily enough, the mysterious Dr. Mobius soon recruits Tom to play an important role in a play to be performed in front of Queen Elizabeth. Tom knows theres something not right about Mobius, but hes willing to take a risk in order to keep his neck out of Ratseys murderous hands. Little does Tom realize that Mobiuss dark secret will trap him in the middle of an international conspiracy, holding the fate of the English empire in his hands.
Action-packed! (Kirkus Reviews)
In 1593, thirteen-year-old Tom travels through the English countryside to London, where he falls in with a troupe of actors and finds himself in great danger from several sources.
Young Tom Falconer is miserable working at The Pig's Head Inn in Elizabethan England. When a mysterious gentleman takes Tom to a new life, he thinks it's a miracle. But then the gentleman is murdered, and Tom is left to find his way around London on his own. When Tom gets involved with a group of actors putting on a play, he doesn't suspect their plot to overthrow the queen.
A backlist favorite from the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Alex Rider Adventures. In Elizabethan England, young Tom Falconer is recruited by the mysterious Dr. Morbius for an important role in a play to be performed for Queen Elizabeth. Soon, Morbius's dark secret traps Tom in the middle of a conspiracy.
When he is cast aside for a part in Shakespeare's play, Tom finds himself acting in a different role that will soon put him in great danger as he suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a secret plot to assassinate the queen! An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz lives in London, England.