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By Colin Falconer -
Previously pub. in the UK in 1992 as Harem, out of print Colin Falconer can write; I have reviewed him in this space before. ...Read Review
By Andrew Dennis - By Eric Flint -
This is the third year since the Ring of Fire, the catastrophic event dropping an American town with its inhabitants into seventeenth century ...Read Review
By Alan Fisk -
In 1544, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici of Florence commissioned the artist Bronzino to paint a gift for King François I of France. The ...Read Review
By Roberta Gellis -
In this, the first in a new series by the famed romance writer turned historical mystery writer, Lucrezia Borgia is, of all things, ...Read Review
By Louis de Wohl -
Published 2001 (c1952)
Louis de Wohl produces another masterpiece by vividly bringing to life not only the life of Inigo de Loyola, a Spanish soldier injured ...Read Review
By Alan Gold -
If not for Irish bards and poets and occasional legal documents, we might not know about the legendary pirate queen who threatened the ...Read Review
By Rudy Rucker -
Rucker has written an engrossing and affecting novel about the great painter Peter Bruegel. The book is divided into 16 vignettes, each of which ...Read Review
By Samuel Shellabarger -
The novel begins in 1518. At nineteen, Pedro de Vargas is about to enter Spanish society as a young caballero. Over the next few ...Read Review
Renaissance Italy is a crazy-quilt of independent city-states; a hotbed of intrigue – and no family epitomizes the era more than the notorious Borgias. ...Read Review
By John Faunce -
For Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of a Roman Cardinal and his beloved mistress, life changes for the worse when her father is elevated to ...Read Review
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