Renaissance

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