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Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl [Kindle Edition]

Matthew Reilly
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In this special prequel to Matthew Reilly's The Tournament, Roger Ascham, the unorthodox tutor of Princess Elizabeth, is tasked by King Henry VIII with a most unusual and dangerous mission.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1771 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan Australia (December 20, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HD3ZF7U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,266,023 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun short introduction to The Tournament December 20, 2013
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I've already read The Tournament and was excited to read this prequel as it features an event that is mentioned in the novel.

Ascham is asked by Henry VIII to investigate the disappearance of one of his special ladies. We get to meet The King which is a treat because we don't meet him in the novel. The investigation and its resolution happens all too quickly but it's only a 30+ page read so it was never going to be long.

You're able to skip through the pages very quickly as it's all action. The two significant differences to the novel are that this is narrated in 3rd person and Bess is barely mentioned. The Tournament is written in first person seen from the eyes of Bess.

It's free, takes less than 30 minutes to read and includes an excerpt from The Tournament.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent historical read March 2, 2014
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I have travelled to Istanbul and found the descriptions given in the story to be fabulously accurate to the city I remember. The depiction of the time fave a great incite into the previous life of the places I lived and remembered so well. I found the book easy to read, believable and impossible to put disown.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun for a short read March 9, 2014
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If you like Matthew Reilly this is a good, short read and a great precursor to The Tournament. It is referred to several times in The Tournament, and having read both they work well together without the stories being related beyond having some common characters. Good fun
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a fan of M. Reilly but pleasantly surprised. March 16, 2014
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Good short novella - a mere seven chapters. And good value (that is, free!) Plus there is a 10-page preview of "The Tournament" at the end.
Have read a couple of early books by the same author which seemed to me to be clones of each other, with sketchy characters doing a series of impossible stunts. Not a huge fan of Reilly's racy style usually, but he may have improved over time.
However, I do enjoy a bit of historical fiction so, having read this, I will bravely go on to read "The Tournament" ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 2, 2014
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What a thrill. Excellent read. It was just too short. Cannot wait too start to read the Tournament. Recommend it highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Matthew is such a fantastic writer and story teller January 3, 2015
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Matthew is such a fantastic writer and story teller. This is a short introduction to his next epic novel "The tournament". This quite easily could have been a part series introductionto Mr Ascham and Bess, but as mentioned, was a short story. A little different from what Matthew has produced In the past, but still a great read for a murder mystery though. Get his next book, "the great zoo of China" just can't put it down, love your work Matthew, please, please keep giving us fantastic story lines and series, they are a knock out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 12, 2014
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A short, interesting read. Will last you an hour or so.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Matthew is a great Author May 1, 2014
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I never miss a Matthew Reilly book, they are full of fact based story and superb characters. Don;t get me wrong I do not like all of them, Scarcrow for example just does not do it for me but Jack West ( Jack West Series ) and Jason Chaser (Hover Car Racer) are great characters that show why Matthew Reilly is such a superb story teller. I hope to hear much more about Roger Ascham and his adventures between Teaching Queen Elizabeth and her death where this story begins as a Deathbed admission... lots must have happened in between....
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