I Want to Read It, a hybrid between WLW (or WOW) and what's on my to-be-read pile. Well, instead of focusing just on books I would like to acquire, I will be using it to feature books that I just want to read. From the one's I want to buy to the one's sitting on my TBR at home.
Dangerous Times (Nathan Fox, 1) by L. Brittany, September 30, 2008 (First published January 1, 2007). Published by Feiwel & Friends. Source: Want to Read.
Sir Francis Walsingham, England’s spymaster general, has eyes and ears all over the world. His secret service protects Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth—and ensures the might of all of England. Now he has a new recruit. Fourteen-year-old Nathan Fox is an actor in the same company as young Will Shakespeare. His life in the theatre has taught him a thing or two about disguises and deception. But nothing can prepare Nathan for the shadowy world he’s about to enter now.
Nathan is trained in swordplay and streetfighting, codebreaking and escapes. Then he’s paired with fearless spy John Pearce for his first mission: a journey to Venice to forge an alliance against the powerful King of Spain.
Posing as master and servant, Nathan and Pearce move smoothly through Venetian society . . . until they cross paths with the great General Othello. Soon they become entangled in his tragic love affair with a young noblewoman, Desdemona.
I am disappointed that this is the first time that I'm hearing about Dangerous Times as it sounds like it would have been one I'd enjoy. Sure, it came out a year before I started blogging, yet the fact that I never heard so much as a whisper about it makes me sad.
I am definitely intrigued by this one because it's historical with spies, and, it has a young Shakespeare. It sounds like the plot will fuel, this books, young Shakespeare's imagination for his plays...or at least that's how I'm hoping the tie-in will happen (because if not, that would be a total waste, you know).
Have any of you read L. Brittany's Dangerous Times? If so, what did you think of it?