Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times

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L Brittney is a former drama and theatre teacher She has also taught Creative Writing at the University of Kent The Nathan Fox books combine her love for both history and theatre She lives in Axminster, Devon, where she is now a full time writer This is her first novel for children, published January 2007 by Macmillan Children s Books.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times
  • L. Brittney
  • 21 June 2018
  • 9780312369620

10 thoughts on “Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times

  1. says:

    Fourteen year old Nathan Fox is a young actor and superb acrobat, who lives with his sister in Elizabethan London Recruited by Her Majesty s Spymaster General, Sir Francis Walsingham, Nathan leaves the theatre to start an exciting new life as an undercover agent He is first sent to a school of defence where experts teach him the arts of spying needed to stay alive in the field These arts include writing in secret codes, how to survive street fighting, accurate dagger throwing and sword fighting Nathan is then assigned to his first mission, a trip to Venice to thwart Phillip of Spain s plans to invade England.NATHAN FOX DANGEROUS TIMES is the first in a series, and the author, L Brittney, a teacher of drama and theatre, certainly shows us that she knows her history well She has previously written fourteen non fiction books including three children s history titles and over forty plays This is her first fiction book, and in it she accurately brings the Elizabethan period alive for her readers Through Brittney s words, the reader can see the filthy streets, the palaces of the privileged, and feel the fear of being in a wooden sailing ship in the middle of a battle Nathan grows as a character through the story, but always remains believable as a young teenager He shows great courage for such a young man, is respectful of others and willing to listen, but not such a goody two shoes that he doesn t take things into his own hands The main supporting characters are Marie, Nathan s sister, and John Pearce, Nathan s spy mentor They are both quite complex characters and very realistic The author s experience in drama also comes out in the story, with several links to Shakespeare s play Othello Indeed, the historical Shakespeare appears as a character early on in the book, trying to break away from being an actor by writing a play Shakespeare asks Nathan to remember his experiences in Venice to pass on to him for inspiration Nathan just has to live long enough to carry out this commission One chapter dealing with sword fighting was especially interesting to read as I learned, along with Nathan, that there are four places on the human body where a man can be struck with a sword and disabled, two places where a struck man will die slowly and two points where a man will die quickly We also learnt why you should avoid the quick points in battle Want to know why Well, read the book.NATHAN FOX DANGEROUS TIMES is a really good adventure story, with non stop action, thrilling battles, baddies to outwit and lots of fun It also made the shortlist for the 2007 Waterstone s Children s Book Prize in the 9 12 category.

  2. says:

    Nathan Fox Dangerous Times is the first in a new historical fiction series for young adults The series opens with an introduction to Nathan Fox, an enterprising young actor in an acting company Highly skilled in acrobatics, in horseback riding, and other skills for the stage, Nathan s recruited by Sir Francis Walsingham, England s Spymaster General.The novel quickly becomes familiar with Shakespeare fans, as it takes on Othello s characters and elements I ll admit I ve never read Othello in its entirety, which makes the book all the intriguing for me.William Shakespeare is even a character in the book, and before Nathan s journey, asks him for a future recount of all their exploits However, Shakespeare references aside, author L Brittney creates an intriguing world all her own, and with each chapter comes a new learning experience.Before Nathan joins Walsingham, he must train under three masters in the skills of defense, of code breaking, and of weaponry As Nathan learns about ciphers, so does the reader Brittney even includes a key, so children interested in spies and espionage can make their own secret messages.The novel s most redeeming element is the author always keeps its intended audience in mind Full with a broad range of historical facts and allusions, the book straddles a delicate balance between historical fiction and spy thriller Brittney never talks down to the reader, and as Nathan absorbs these various skills and facts, the reader is along for the ride as well This aspect makes it an engaging and fun companion for a middle school class aiming to tackle any Shakespeare play.Nathan Fox Dangerous Times by Lynne Brittney arrives in the US spring 2008 Shortlisted for the 2007 Waterstone s Children s Book Prize, a website accompanies the novel, and readers can take the adventure beyond the pages Review originally published at BriMeetsBooks.com

  3. says:

    Title Nathan Fox Dangerous TimesAuthor L BrittneyYear 2007ISBN 0031236962XType bookGenre Historical Fiction Adventure ActionLength Pages Reading Level 288 pages middle school and upPublisher Studio name Feiwel FriendsPlot This story is about Nathan Fox, a young boy who is part of an acting troupe in the Victorian era Sir Francis Walsingham, England s Spymaster General recruits Nathan to be a spy for England Nathan is an acrobat, actor and picks up languages easily He trained in fighting, swordsmanship, code breaking and escape He is assigned to join John Pearce for his first mission The story takes place alongside the Shakespeare play Othelo The characters of the play provide the background and characters for the story.Review If you are a middle schooler just beginning your foray into Shakespeare, this is a fun story It is the first in a series The author brings the era to life Shakespeare is a character in the story and tells Nathan to remember his adventure This is probably one of the best adventure stories.Annotation Nathan is a 14 year old recruited by the Spymaster General to be an undercover agent Will he survive his first mission See Also Nathan Fox series.

  4. says:

    A great blend of historical fiction and alternate Shakespeare Nathan is a spy during the time when Queen Elizabeth has just beheaded Queen Mary of Scots and Spain is really mad Nathan is paired up with another spy who needs to go to Venice to try and get them to come into an alliance with England against Spain Who should they meet in Venice but Othello, the powerful general of the troops there and he has married Desdemona in secret to really make everyone mad And that s just the back story I heard that this was supposed to be a new series I will probably try to read a few The only reason for the 3 stars instead of 4 is because I got tired of reading five chapters worth of training details before it got interesting.

  5. says:

    Clever book Set amidst Burbage s theater with young Will Shakespeare and the intrigue of Elizabethan England with European politics a young actor, Nathan Fox is recruited to spy for Queen and country Talented and sharp we follow Nathan s training and his first mission He is to go with Othello to secure Crete for the Venetians, a ploy to secure Venetian support in the upcoming war with Spain lots of history, action, politics and background on Othello Nathan takes the tragic story of his escapade to Will Shakespeare who takes careful notes Great fun as background reading for Othello.

  6. says:

    Really quite clever Nathan is in the same acting company as a young man named Will Shakespeare When Nathan is recruited as a spy for England, he promises to bring back the story of his adventures to Will And it doesn t take long before the characters become familiar Othello, Desdemona, Iago, etc What we get here is the story of Othello woven in with a 14 year old spy s story It may be fun for those who know a bit about Shakespeare s plays, but frankly, I was rather relieved that I couldn t remember how the play of Othello ended.

  7. says:

    A cute story about a boy who is trained to become a spy for the Queen of England After growing up in the theater, he seems a natural for the task that awaits him This particular adventure tells of his time spent with General Othello, a tale he later relates to his good friend, William Shakespeare Altogether a fun read and a good way to get teenagers interested in Shakespeare s masterful tales.

  8. says:

    Let me first say, i enjoyed this book greatly An adventure story, going from one situation to the next and yet still all connected I like to compare Nathan Fox to something like Artemis Fowl, at least the style of writing The details and the drops of humor in situations, and good series moments, both series seem to have it.

  9. says:

    Great adventure book set in Will Shakespeare s time, where a young actor is recruited to spy for England He travels to France with another spy and encounters the adventures that parallel to the tale of Othello Will definitely be reading the next one.

  10. says:

    Nathan Fox Dangerous Times was a great read overall I just didn t give it 5 stars because it had bits of boring pieces, but it is very enjoyable nonetheless.

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