The Malice of Fortune
Publish date: March 14th 2013
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
A solid historical mystery featuring Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Cesare Borgia (aka Duke Valentino). The story begins with a section narrated by Damiata, the mistress of Pope Alexander's beloved son Juan, the Duke of Gandia, who was murdered five years prior to the start of the novel...
I loved Ennis' "Duchess of Milan," was not so blown away by his other novel "Byzantium." Reading "Malice of Fortune," I think that his forte is Renaissance Italy. I really enjoyed this historical mystery.Furious over the mysterious death of his beloved son, Pope Alexander Borgia blackmails the murde...
Michael Ennis’ The Malice of Fortune is a dark mystery revolving around the Roman Catholic Pope Alexander’s son, Duke Valentino. Its main voices are those of Damiata, a courtesan whose life is wrapped up with the Borgias, and Niccolo Machiavelli, sent to Valentino’s court to protect the interests of...
“With its vivid, well-defined array of characters, The Malice of Fortune captures the glorious and gritty details of Renaissance Italy in a propulsive story. Ennis has achieved a great accomplishment, historical fiction that places us right into the characters' present.” —Matthew Pearl, author of Th...
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