Returned items are quarantined for 96 hours before they are checked in. Fines are not applied while items are in quarantine.

The king at the edge of the world: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
Queen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent--the only Muslim in England--for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from "one of the best writers in America" ( The Washington Post ) The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there is a problem. The queen's spymasters--hardened veterans of a long war on terror and religious extremism--fear that James is not what he appears. He has every reason to claim to be a Protestant, but if he secretly shares his family's Catholicism, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe? It falls to Geoffrey Belloc, a secret warrior from the hottest days of England's religious battles, to devise a test to discover the true nature of King James's soul. Belloc enlists Mahmoud Ezzedine, a Muslim physician left behind by the last diplomatic visit from the Ottoman Empire, as his undercover agent. The perfect man for the job, Ezzedine is the ultimate outsider, stranded on this cold, wet, and primitive island. He will do almost anything to return home to his wife and son. Arthur Phillips returns with a unique and thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning the nature of truth at every turn.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780812995480
9780593154489
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID87dae348-f72b-d308-bd40-160df4279573
Grouping Titleking at the edge of the world
Grouping Authorphillips arthur
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2020-08-04 21:00:15PM
Last Indexed2020-08-04 21:01:16PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorPhillips, Arthur, 1969-
author2-roleBooks on Tape, Inc.
author_displayPhillips, Arthur
available_at_aacplBusch Annapolis Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library
collection_aacplADULT
detailed_location_aacplBroadneck Library - Adult Fiction
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Fiction
Odenton Library - Adult Fiction
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library - Adult Fiction
display_descriptionQueen Elizabeth's spymasters recruit an unlikely agent—the only Muslim in England—for an impossible mission in a mesmerizing novel from "one of the best writers in America" (The Washington Post)

The year is 1601. Queen Elizabeth I is dying, childless. Her nervous kingdom has no heir. It is a capital crime even to think that Elizabeth will ever die. Potential successors secretly maneuver to be in position when the inevitable occurs. The leading candidate is King James VI of Scotland, but there is a problem.

The queen's spymasters—hardened veterans of a long war on terror and religious extremism—fear that James is not what he appears. He has every reason to claim to be a Protestant, but if he secretly shares his family's Catholicism, then forty years of religious war will have been for nothing, and a bloodbath will ensue. With time running out, London confronts a seemingly impossible question: What does James truly believe?

It falls to Geoffrey Belloc, a secret warrior from the hottest days of England's religious battles, to devise a test to discover the true nature of King James's soul. Belloc enlists Mahmoud Ezzedine, a Muslim physician left behind by the last diplomatic visit from the Ottoman Empire, as his undercover agent. The perfect man for the job, Ezzedine is the ultimate outsider, stranded on this cold, wet, and primitive island. He will do almost anything to return home to his wife and son.

Arthur Phillips returns with a unique and thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning the nature of truth at every turn.
format_aacplBook
eAudiobook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
Books
eBook
id87dae348-f72b-d308-bd40-160df4279573
isbn9780593154489
9780812995480
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a168114631997300869906Broadneck Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutAug 03, 2020BDN
ils:a168114631997300869898Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutJul 30, 2020S-PK
ils:a168114631997300786076Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 15, 2020S-PK
ils:a168114631997300786092Odenton Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutJul 27, 2020WCO
ils:a168114631997106694441Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutAug 01, 2020ANN
ils:a168114631997106694466Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfMay 08, 2020ANN
ils:a168114631997106694482Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseOn HoldMay 08, 2020ANN
ils:a168114631997300786084Severna Park Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutJul 25, 2020S-PK
ils:a168114631997106694458Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfMay 08, 2020ANN
ils:a168114631997106694474Busch Annapolis Library - Adult FictionFICTION (P)1falsefalseOn HoldMay 08, 2020ANN
RBdigital:rbdZ100152849rbdZ100152849RBdigitalOnline RBdigitaleAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueRBdigitalhttps://annearundelcomd.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780593154489Available OnlineRBdigital
overdrive:50dd30ed-497b-428e-92bb-22c2cf29a9941Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
itype_aacplAdult General Fiction
last_indexed2020-08-05T01:01:16.789Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacplFICTION (P)
Online OverDrive
local_time_since_added_aacplSix Months
Year
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplBroadneck Library
Busch Annapolis Library
Odenton Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn9780812995480
publishDate2020
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1681146BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishRandom House, [2020]264 pages ; 24 cm
RBdigital:rbdZ100152849eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishBooks on Tape ;2020, p2020.1 online resource (9 hr., 33 min.)
overdrive:50dd30ed-497b-428e-92bb-22c2cf29a994eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishPenguin Random House Audio Publishing Group2020
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a168114631997300869906Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997300869898Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997300786076On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997300786092Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997106694441Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997106694466On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997106694482Checked OutOn Holdfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997300786084Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997106694458On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a168114631997106694474Checked OutOn Holdfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
RBdigital:rbdZ100152849rbdZ100152849Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:50dd30ed-497b-428e-92bb-22c2cf29a9941Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetAudiobooks
Downloadable audio books
FICTION / Historical / General
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
James -- I, -- King of England, -- 1566-1625 -- Fiction
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 -- Fiction
title_displayThe king at the edge of the world : a novel
title_fullThe King at the Edge of the World A Novel
The king at the edge of the world : a novel / Arthur Phillips
The king at the edge of the world [electronic resource] : a novel / Arthur Phillips
title_shortThe king at the edge of the world
title_suba novel
topic_facetFICTION / Historical / General
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
James
Literature