Kinx's Book Nook: HFVBT Blog Tour: Her Majesty's Will & Giveaway

Friday, December 14, 2012

HFVBT Blog Tour: Her Majesty's Will & Giveaway

Her Majesty's Will by David Blixt
Published by Sordelet Ink
Released on April 23, 2012
247 pages
Historical Fiction


Before he was famous, he was a fugitive.
Before he wrote of humanity, he lived it.
Before he was the Bard of Avon, he was a spy.

A very poor spy.

England, 1586. Swept up in the skirts of a mysterious stranger, Will Shakespeare becomes entangled in a deadly and hilarious misadventure as he accidentally uncovers the Babington Plot, an attempt to murder Queen Elizabeth herself. Aided by the mercurial wit of Kit Marlowe, Will enters London for the first time, chased by rebels, spies, his own government, his past, and a bear.

Through it all he demonstrates his loyalty and genius, proving himself to be - HER MAJESTY'S WILL.

Her Majesty's Will is a fun romp of a tale about Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe's early days in London. It is a silly story of two bungling, wannabe spies that happened upon a real threat against the Queen.

I really enjoyed Mr. Blixt's version of Will Shakespeare. He has written a very unique back story for Will. The Lost Years of William Shakespeare is open to a huge amount of speculation. But, I think Mr. Blixt captured it in a fun and silly way. Who would have thought that he was on the run from the local magistrate for poaching and other ugly allegations? It provided a new spin on how Will left Stratford and ended up in London.

Kit Marlowe is another major player in this silly tale. Kit is a very bombastic character. He likes his men and doesn't hide it, especially to Will. Kit uses his "gifts" for the mysterious and deadly Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster for the Queen. Kit is vain and can be a bit annoying. He throws Will into the most insane situations. Even though Will has a love/hate relationship with Kit, he is having the time of his life.

My favorite part of the book are the Wits. A group of University fellows who will argue to the moon and back. My favorite scene has to be when the group of men argue over the growth of the English language. Will has a wonderful speech.
      Its (Latin) day is done, it is no longer vibrant, no 
      longer alive. So too Greek, Italian, and French - 
      they are all codified, they have no flex, no urgency.
      English is a living tongue, and young! We do not 
      yet have all the words, but we will! Only when it
      ceases to grow, when there are rules and strictures,
      will it die! God bless England, and God bless the 

When you read this speech, you the Bard is screaming to come out of Will. The loved it so much! If you are looking for a light and fun book, then please pick this up. I recommend it!

Mr. Blixt is graciously giving away an Ebook of Her Majesty's Will. Please enter below!

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About David Blixt:

Author and playwright David Blixt's work is consistently described as "intricate," "taut," and "breathtaking." A writer of Historical Fiction, his novels span the early Roman Empire (the COLOSSUS series, his play EVE OF IDES) to early Renaissance Italy (the STAR-CROSS'D series, including THE MASTER OF VERONA, VOICE OF THE FALCONER, and FORTUNE'S FOOL) up through the Elizabethan era (his delightful espionage comedy HER MAJESTY'S WILL, starring Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as inept spies). His novels combine a love of the theatre with a deep respect for the quirks and passions of history. As the Historical Novel Society said, "Be prepared to burn the midnight oil. It's well worth it."

Living in Chicago with his wife and two children, David describes himself as "actor, author, father, husband. In reverse order."

For more about David and his novels, visit


  1. This sounds like such a fun book!! Thanks for the giveaway!


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