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The cyborg trio poses as Doctor Ruy Lopez, his daughter Rosa (the irrepressible Mendoza, now grown), and her duenna, Doña Marguerita; Sir Walter's hospitality and discretion are bought for the promise of restored youth. (There are hilarious moments that call to mind the Coneheads, who claimed to be from France when caught doing anything peculiar.) Sir Walter's secretary, Nicholas Harpole, is immediately suspicious of and hostile towards the strange "Spanish" visitors, which prompts Mendoza to fall in love with him. Nicholas has his own badly kept secret: he's proudly Protestant at a time when Queen Mary and Philip of Spain are on a Catholicizing rampage. Mendoza knows Nicholas is probably doomed, and that as a Company operative she cannot meddle with his fate, but love makes people do desperate things. Baker surpasses even Connie Willis in humor and precision of period detail in this fresh, ingenious first novel.--Barrie Trinkle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I'll buy the rest of the series and enjoy them. Kate was a great story teller and is missed very muchPublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I just re-read this book after getting it for Kindle and it made me squeal with as much delight as the first time I read it in the late 90's. It is one of my favorite novels. Read morePublished 4 months ago by JMM
Do not listen to anyone else: BUY THIS BOOK AND ALL THE ONES AFTER IT!!. I just discovered this wonderful writer a few months ago and after a couple of books, bought everything... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William F. Wallace
First book in sereis and was not overwelmed by it. Concept is certainly different than others, but action was really slow. Read morePublished 5 months ago by TheSeb
The idea is good and a decent read, may need to read another but not a priorityPublished 8 months ago by James D. Bailey Jr.
I normally don't spend much on Kindle books. However the reviews on Amazon and elsewhere convinced me to give it a try. The book was so good I could barely put it down. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Karen Wootten
Wow... I am so sorry I put off reading this book for, well, years. I picked it up on a recommendation by Jakiblue, and she hasn't steered me wrong yet, but the cover so prejudiced... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lee Dunning
A solid first time effort that proved surprisingly enjoyable. As concise an explanation of Elizabethan history as I've ever read. I look forward to reading more in the series.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Garden of Iden (A Novel of the Company) by Kage Baker
I had not previously heard of Kage Baker and was just a bit skeptical about this book but I have read Connie... Read more