When you've got nothing to lose, do you lose it?
When you lose everything, is it the end of the world, or does it just feel like it?
In recent times, we've become all too aware of what can happen... More > when disaffection becomes suicidal, and murderous, intent.
Four hundred years ago, in England, a group of desperate young men dedicated themselves not only to mass murder but the total elimination of the government and departments of state.
'Plots & Parallel Powers' recreates why the author thinks the conspirators planned what they planned, blending fact and fiction in a tense, intrigue-filled novel.
We do things because we think or believe something; action is preceded by thinking, however crazy,impulsive or chaotic that thinking might be.
The Gunpowder Plot resulted from what some people thought or believed.
So,it was a war that was won, or lost, in the mind first of all.
And it is the mind, of course, where the decisive battle is fought.< Less
1556. Mary reigns. The soldiers of her husband, Philip of Spain, patrol the jungle territories of the New World. The Spanish commander of the Imperial forces, with a contingent of mercenary English,... More > finds the path to a fabled kingdom. In England, Mary's sister, the worldly-wise Elizabeth, circles like a beast of prey, ever ambitious and seeking her place in the sun. Mary and Philip, the two that learn the secret, plan great things but can Elizabeth stop them? What has the learned Doctor Dee, Elizabeth's secret counsellor, discovered? Who will win the fight for domination of the globe? Sweeping panoramas form the backdrop to this novel of intrigue, suspense and hidden powers. A world in ferment where everything is changing but the reality of war remains the same.< Less