Master of the Revels: A Return to Neal Stephenson's D.O.D.O. (D.O.D.O., Book 2)
This fast-paced sequel to the New York Timesbest-selling near-future adventure The Rise and Fall ofDODO picks up where the original left off, as Tristan Lyons,Mel Stokes, and their fellow outcasts from the Department ofDiachronic Operations (DODO) fight to stop the powerful Irish witchGráinne from using time travel to reverse the evolution of allmodern technology.Chief amongst Gráinne’s plots: to encrypt cataclysmic spellsinto Shakespeare’s "cursed" play, Macbeth. When her fellow rogueagents fall victim to Gráinne’s schemes, Melisande Stokes is forcedto send Tristan’s untested, wayward sister Robin back in time to1606 London, where Edmund Tilney, the king’s Master of Revels,controls all staged performances in London.And now Gráinne controls Tilney.While Robin poses as an apprentice in Shakespeare’s GlobeTheatre, Mel travels to the ancient Roman Empire and, with the helpof double-agent Chira in Renaissance Florence, untangles theknotted threads of history while the diabolical Gráinne jumps fromtimeline to timeline, always staying frustratingly one stop ahead -or is it behind?Historical objects disappear, cities literally rise and fall,and nothing less than the fate of humanity is at stake. As Gráinnesows chaos across time and space, the ragtag team of ex-DODO agentsmust fix the past - in order to save the future.Critically acclaimed author Nicole Gallandbrings her deep knowledge of history and signature wit to thisgripping romantic adventure.