Renaissance

Fire, Burn!

By Mallory Dorn Hart - Published 2002

Genres:

Time-slip

France in the sixteenth century represents a turbulent struggle for power between Charles de Bourbon and Francis I. Charles desperately needs funds to ...Read Review

The Family

By Carol Gino - By Mario Puzo - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The title of this novel evokes The Godfather both as a marketing device and an indication of the tone to be taken. This ...Read Review

The Day Laid on the Altar

By Adria Bernardi - Published 2001

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Three artists weave the fabric of sixteenth century Italian artistic life in Bernardi’s intriguing novel: Bartolomeo, a peasant farmer who collects shards ...Read Review

To Ruin a Queen

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2000

Genres:

Adventure

Fiona Buckley draws the reader into the story with her lively and fluid first-person narration: “The journey that took me from the Châ...Read Review

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

By (tr. William Scott Wilson; abridged) - By Eiji Yoshikawa - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionEpicMilitary

This book spans a period between 1536 and 1583, and is essentially the story (very well-known there) of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s rise from street brat ...Read Review

Bellarion The Fortunate: A Romance

By Rafael Sabatini - Published 2000

Genres:

Adventure

Rafael Sabatini had earned quite a name for himself as a writer of both historical novels and biographies in the first part of ...Read Review

Bianca

By Robert Elegant - Published 1992Published 2000

Genres:

SagaThriller

Elegant paints a colorful portrait of Renaissance Venice at the height of its glory in the mid to late 16th century. Bianca, a ...Read Review

Artemisia

By Alexandra Lapierre - By Liz Heron trans. - Published 2000

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

  This extraordinary novel is a must read for anyone remotely interested in Baroque Italy, art, or painter Artemisia Gentileschi. I have very ...Read Review

The Stars Compel

By Michaela Roessner - Published 1999

Genres:

Fantasy

In this sequel to The Stars Dispose, Roessner continues her retelling of the life of Catherine de’ Medici in a story whose characters ...Read Review