The Secretary

November 4, 2012
By MayaS. BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
MayaS. BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
2 articles 3 photos 51 comments

Summary:

Sharp-witted John Donne is the quintessential Renaissance man: poet, lover, buccaneer in the London of Elizabeth I. By night he walks a hidden world, as a hunter of the Otherkind that rove the shadows.

When the Order, the secret society that employs him, suspects the Lord Keeper – a top government official – of being more than he appears, it offers John a chance to infiltrate the Keeper’s services. He accepts, hoping that the position will take him closer to revenge against the demons who, years ago, murdered his brother. Once appointed, John must serve the Lord Keeper as a secretary.

John’s search to find the Keeper’s plot takes him from the glittering world of the Elizabethan court to the squalor of the city streets. As he unearths a conspiracy– and faces growing romance with Ann, the Keeper’s niece – he fords his way through a tale of honor, masquerade, and fate.


Maya S.

The Secretary


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MayaS. BRONZE said...
on Dec. 23 2012 at 10:49 pm
MayaS. BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
2 articles 3 photos 51 comments
Thank you for checking it out! :)

MayaS. BRONZE said...
on Dec. 2 2012 at 11:31 pm
MayaS. BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
2 articles 3 photos 51 comments
Thanks for your kind words. I can't wait to read more of your stuff too!

on Dec. 2 2012 at 9:43 pm
Atl.Braves03 BRONZE, Tampa, FL, Florida
4 articles 0 photos 77 comments

Favorite Quote:
God is God and I am not
I can only see a part
Of this picture he's painting
God is God and I am man
I will never understand
Because only God is God

It was really good. I especially liked how real you made the different scenes feel. I could feel the tenseness at the beginning of the battle. I honestly think that you are one of the most talented writers that I've read here on TeenInk. Keep writing!

MayaS. BRONZE said...
on Nov. 30 2012 at 10:14 pm
MayaS. BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
2 articles 3 photos 51 comments
Glad you liked it! Chapter 2 is pretty much all about the Order. Thanks for reading!! It means a lot!

CammyS SILVER said...
on Nov. 30 2012 at 8:02 am
CammyS SILVER, Papillion, Nebraska
5 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
H. G. Wells
Don't say the old lady screamed. Bring her on and let her scream.
Mark Twain

This was outstanding! I was hooked from the first paragraph, and the only thing that made me stop reading was that I was at school and study hall ended before I could finish. I have to note: I was a little perturbed by the appearance of a werewolf. Hopefully this is explained later in the book, as well as the mysterious "Order"? All in all- great writing, great start!

MayaS. BRONZE said...
on Nov. 29 2012 at 6:07 pm
MayaS. BRONZE, Mundelein, Illinois
2 articles 3 photos 51 comments
Thanks so much for checking it out!! I was actually worried about the first chapter being too slow... Thanks for your input!!!! :D

on Nov. 28 2012 at 10:29 pm
GuardianoftheStars GOLD, Shongaloo, Louisiana
17 articles 0 photos 495 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let's tell young people the best books are yet to be written; the best painting, the best government, the best of everything is yet to be done by them."
-John Erslcine

A very gripping start that makes me want to find out more. And I've not seen too many books done about this time period and historic moment in teen lit before. Very interesting.

SciFiReader said...
on Nov. 19 2012 at 9:39 am
Nice blend of the fictional with historically accurate events.

PattiC said...
on Nov. 19 2012 at 9:23 am
Awesome job. Interesting reading!


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