Fools and Mortals
- Historical Mystery
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Shakespeare’s Dream is his brother’s nightmare
Richard Shakespeare dreams of a career in Elizabethan London’s playhouses, a world dominated by his older brother, William. The penniless actor makes ends meet through his beautiful face, his silver tongue…and petty theft. As William’s star rises, Richard is tempted to abandon family loyalty.
On the eve of A Midsummer Night’s Dream’s premiere, a priceless manuscript vanishes. Suspicion falls upon Richard, forcing him onto a perilous path through the bright stages and dark alleyways of a bawdy and brutal London. With his career, his potential fortune, and his fellow players’ lives at risk, Richard must play the part of a lifetime.
This tour de force brings to life a vivid world of stagecraft, fierce competition, and consuming ambition.
“The reigning king of historical fiction.”—USA Today
“The most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today.”—Wall Street Journal
“Cornwell writes morally complicated and intricate stories.”—The New York Times Book Review
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|Release Date:||January 9, 2018|