"chuck" wrote:Byzantium by Michael Ennis
I really enjoyed that novel! But I loved his second one, DUCHESS OF MILAN, about the Este sisters - a subject also covered brilliantly by Karen Essex in LEONARDO'S SWANS, one of my favorites.
Oh, and I finished VLAD. Yes, I'm reviewing it for the Historical Novels Review; I can say, it's dark, engrossing and quite well-researched. This is not an easy character to write about, but Humphreys does a fantastic job of keeping the plot moving and of keeping you fascinated by Vlad's transformation from a ruler bent on defending his realm to a mass murderer. Excellent, if not for the faint of heart.
Next up is Robin Maxwell's SIGNORA DA VINCI, which I've been asked to blurb. It's always an honor to be asked, and it's my first official blurb for another author, so I want to do her justice. Fortunately, I've enjoyed her work in the past and I'm a huge Leonardo da Vinci fan, too, so the fact that this is about his mother greatly interests me.
Then, it's HERETIC QUEEN followed by MISTRESS OF THE REVOLUTION and BANNERS OF SILK. I loved PORTRAIT OF AN UNKNOWN WOMAN, so I'm eager to read her new one, which I just got from Book Depository in the UK. It's how I buy my Chadwick, too