The Colour Storm (UK) / The Color Storm (US/Can)

By Damian Dibben - Published 2022


It is 1510, the height of the Venetian Renaissance. Giorgione Barbarelli—known as Zorzo—is a young painter, fired by ambition but on the ...Read Review

Carnival of Ash

By Tom Beckerlegge - Published 2022


Alternate History

Sometime in the Renaissance era, Cadenza is a fictional city located in Italy, near enough to Venice for the inhabitants to be under ...Read Review

Unfinished: The Inspired Life of Elisabetta Sirani

By Kelly Evans - Published 2022


Biographical Fiction

Unfinished tells the story of the remarkable 17th-century Italian painter Elisabetta Sirani, who became one of the greatest artists of her time but ...Read Review

I, Mona Lisa

By Natasha Solomons - Published 2022


I, Mona Lisa is a beautiful love story. It is historical, beginning during the Italian Renaissance, and is narrated from the first-person point ...Read Review

The Dance Tree

By Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Published 2022



Strasbourg, in the long hot summer of 1518. A woman starts to dance in the market square. The dance is relentless, and soon she ...Read Review

The Darkest Sin (Cesare Aldo series Book 2)

By D. V. Bishop - Published 2022



Florence 1537. Cesare Aldo, Florentine crime-fighter in a city with many factions, is sent to investigate rumours that men have been seen climbing secretly ...Read Review

Abigail of Venice

By Leigh Russell - Published 2021


1562: in a Lithuanian ghetto, Abigail’s impoverished parents marry her off at puberty to Reuven, a violent, drunken man many years her senior. ...Read Review

Medici: Legacy (Masters of Florence, 3)

By Matteo Strukul - By Richard McKenna (trans.) - Published 2021



When Francis, heir to the throne of France, is found dead, many at the French court use the opportunity to make political mischief ...Read Review

The King’s Anatomist: The Journey of Andreas Vesalius

By Ron Blumenfeld - Published 2021



Jan van den Bossche has been the best friend of anatomist Andreas Vesalius since childhood. The two are “astral twins,” sharing a birthday ...Read Review

Europe’s Babylon: The Rise and Fall of Antwerp’s Golden Age

By Michael Pye - Published 2021



Antwerp? Great city of the Renaissance? Yes, as important in its own way as Florence, Venice, and Rome. In this engaging, deeply researched, ...Read Review

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