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Shakespeare's Rebel [Hardcover]

C.C. Humphreys
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14 Mar 2013

London 1599, a city on the brink of revolution...

He is Queen Elizabeth's last, perhaps her greatest, love - Robert Deveraux, Earl of Essex. Champion jouster, dashing general...and the man that John Lawley, England's finest swordsman, most wishes to avoid. For John knows the other earl - the reckless melancholic - and has had to risk his life for him in battle one time too many.

All John wants is to be left alone to win back the heart of the woman he loves, be the kind of father that his son can look up to, and arrange the fight scenes for the magnificent new theatre, the Globe. To realise these dreams, John must dodge both Essex and his ruthless adversary for the queen's affections, Robert Cecil, and remain free to help his oldest friend Will Shakespeare finish the play that threatens to destroy him: THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET.

But John is doomed by his three devils: whisky, women and Mad Robbie Deveraux. Despite every effort to evade the clutches of Elizabeth and her cohorts, John is soon enmeshed in the intrigues of court and dragged into the seemingly hopeless war in Ireland, forced to play his part in a deadly game of power and politics, conspiracy and rebellion.

From the scaffold of the Globe to the one in the Tower. From ambush in Ireland to even greater menace in Whitehall, John Lawley must strive to be - or not to be - the man who might just save England.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; First Edition edition (14 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409114899
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409114895
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.8 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,217 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto, lived till he was seven in Los Angeles, then grew up in the UK. All four grandparents were actors, his Norwegian grandfather , Karl Holter, also being a successful writer. Since his father was an actor as well, it was inevitable he would follow the bloodline. He has acted all over the world and appeared on stages ranging from London's West End to Hollywood's Twentieth Century Fox. Favorite roles have included Hamlet, Caleb the Gladiator in NBC's Biblical-Roman epic mini-series, 'AD - Anno Domini' and Jack Absolute in Sheridan's 'The Rivals'.


As C.C. Humphreys, Chris has written six historical fiction novels. The first, 'The French Executioner' told the tale of the man who killed Anne Boleyn and was runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002. Its sequel, 'Blood Ties', was a bestseller in Canada. Having played Jack Absolute, he stole the character and has written three books on this '007 of the 1770's' - 'Jack Absolute', 'The Blooding of Jack Absolute' and 'Absolute Honour'- short listed for the 2007 Evergreen Prize by the Ontario Library Association. All have been published in the UK, Canada, the US and translated into Russian, Italian, German, Greek and Czech.

As 'Chris Humphreys' he has written a trilogy for Young Adults 'The Runestone Saga'. A heady brew of Norse myth, runic magic, time travel and horror, the first book in the series 'The Fetch' was published in North America in July 2006, with the sequel, 'Vendetta' in August 2007 and the conclusion, 'Possession', August 2008. They are also published in Russia, Greece, Turkey and Indonesia. His latest Young Adult novel 'THE HUNT OF THE UNICORN' is released by Knopf in North America in March 2011.

His latest adult novel is: VLAD: THE LAST CONFESSION - the true history of DRACULA. Just published in the UK and Commonwealth, it has sold to Germany, Spain, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey and Brazil.

His new adult novel 'A PLACE CALLED ARMAGEDDON' about the fall of Constantinople 1453, will be released in the UK in July 2011 and canada August 2011.

Chris lives on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, with his wife and young son.

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This is a spectacularly good historical novel. Lewd, debauched and pungent on the one hand, but genuinely romantic, honourable and deeply felt on the other... there's spying, rebellion, and adventure, and it's a real page-turner too. (Richard Lee GOOD READS)

I worried that i didn't have the right words or the eloquence to do justice to the book. Yes the book is simply that good... This story has it all; a love story, a family story, History, mystery and intrigue, passion, sex, plots, fighting, infighting, backstabbing...the list could go on and on. It is the complete package.

A book this good comes along only rarely and deserves to hit the bestseller list.

(Robin Carter)

"A truly moving masterpiece." (DAILY EXPRESS)

"If you are into historical romps, then you will thrill to the adventures of master swordsman John Lawley... This is as swashbuckling as it comes." (NORTHERN ECHO)

Excellent sense of time and era, great and realistic characters who stay in the mind, full of action: what more could any historical fiction fan want?...Highly recommended. (HISTORICAL NOVELIST ASSOCIATION)

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A gripping historical adventure packed with intrigue, deception, rebellion, politics, love and war, that fans of C.J. Sansom will love.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent yet again 15 Jun 2013
By I. B. Pitbladdo VINE VOICE
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C. C. Humphreys is an automatic purchase for me, that's how much trust I put in his ability to entertain me. With 'Shakespeare's Rebel' he again proves worthy of that trust. The story is fast paced, exciting and peopled with engaging well realised characters. The central flawed hero John Lawley has an almost Flashman like ability to end up in the thick of the action while doing his utmost to avoid it. All he wants to do is return to worming his way back into the affections of his love Tess. In short, you get just about everything in this story: love, action, conspiracy, betrayal and a little black humour...highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SHAKESPEARES Rebel 3 Jun 2013
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I LIKED THE BOOK but was not as enamoured about it as I have been as the ones before , this author has written better books than this. The book did not grip me as others have.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enriches as it entertains 26 Dec 2013
Format:Hardcover
I have read quite a few books by this brilliant author but Shakespeare's Rebel is my favourite; the skilful mix of historical and fictional characters in the London of 1599, within a story that mixes wonderful creativity with historical fact, gives the reader a true insight into England in the late Elizabethan era. It's a phenomenal book that entertains and enlightens in equal measure. Simply superb.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Encore Mr Shakespeare! 24 Sep 2013
By SusyH
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John Lawley is not Jack Absolute by any stretch, in fact I never really warmed to him, but CC Humphreys' sense of period and his knowledge of swords and Shakespeare mostly made up for that. At times I was more interested in the players than the plot, but I was keen to stay in his Elizabethan London, particularly if the players are once again involved!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book of the Year 2013 16 Mar 2013
By Parm TOP 500 REVIEWER
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When i get to the end of a book im always eager to sit and write the review, to express my opinion and feelings of the work i have just finished. I think this is probably the first time i have been intimidated by the process, worried that i didnt have the right words or the eloquence to do justice to the book.

Yes the book is simply that good.

I have read many stories where the authors love of the subject is clear in the telling of the story. But this time its more than that its a passion for the tale, for the time, for the people and for the subject. This passion leaps from every word, every utterance of every character the very bones and soul of the story.

The synopsis will tell you enough about the plot im certainly not going to spoil a single line of it for you. What my utmost desire is by writing this, is that you go and buy a copy. Because this story has it all; a love story, a family story, History, mystery and intrigue, passion, sex, plots, fighting, infighting, backstabbing...the list could go on and on. Its is the complete package.

A book this good comes along only rarely and deserves to hit the bestseller list.

Highest recommendation

(Parm)

London 1599, a city on the brink of revolution...

He is Queen Elizabeth's last, perhaps her greatest, love - Robert Deveraux, Earl of Essex. Champion jouster, dashing general...and the man that John Lawley, England's finest swordsman, most wishes to avoid. For John knows the other earl - the reckless melancholic - and has had to risk his life for him in battle one time too many.
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For goodness sake. Once gain I am half way through a book and find out that it is in fact a long term continuation of some of this others. Not one clue to this in the 'product description' which is in fact a load of reviews from somewhere else. Excellent book good story but why oh why can't the publishers give the Kindle book a proper product description and tell us how it relates to his other work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
I hadn't read historical fiction in a while when I picked up Shakespeare's Rebeland I have to say it was a great read on a number of levels. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dave Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Humphreys 'captures' the Elizabethans
John Lawley really wants to be left alone—actually, there are three items on his “bucket list”—to win back the heart of the woman he loves, to be a great father to his son, and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Billy J. Hobbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical novel
This book was a great read and kept me interested from start to finish. I will keep a look out for others by this author.
Published 14 months ago by Mrs. Mary E. Owen
2.0 out of 5 stars writers obsession
The writer forgets that his obsession may not be that of his customers/readers. There was a good plot there but it was spoiled by the writer's love of actors/players. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Ronald Turnbull
4.0 out of 5 stars Cracking Historical Fiction
Ah, a real joy for me is when I get a book by an author whose name I not only know but one that I've marked in my diary as an author to watch out for because of what's gone before. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Gareth Wilson - Falcata Times Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Triumph For CC Humphreys
One has come to expect the best in historical fiction from all the books of the prolific CC Humphreys but his new novel, Shakespeare's Rebel, shows him moving on to new... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Allan Eastman
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