From Publishers Weekly
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A novel of intricate plot, taut narrative, sharp period detail and beautifully realized characters. - Publisher's Weekly
Be prepared to burn the midnight oil. It's well worth it. - Historical Novel Society
A delightful romp through the backstory of 'Romeo & Juliet.' - Chicago Sun-Times
David Blixt bursts onto the historical fiction scene with this masterful tale of adventure, love, and intrigue -- this is high adventure at its best, an epic novel filled with the breathtaking feats and evanescent beauty of the early Renaissance. - C.W. GORTNER, The Last Queen and The Confessions Of Catherine De Medici.
Shakespearean actor David Blixt traces the genesis of the famous feud between the Montagues and Capulets in this sharp, arresting novel that is completely impossible to put down. - MICHELLE MORAN, Nefertiti and Madame Tussaud
Dante's Italy and the internecine, blood-feuding struggle of the dominant families of the northern city states. This story of corruption and the quest for power is as compelling as Mario Puzo's Godfather and as thrilling as any of Rafael Sabatini's historical adventures. - PETER TREMAYNE, The Chalice Of Blood
"For anyone who has not yet read one or more of David's novels, you are about to hit the literary lottery. Yes, he is that good. In his hands, history comes to bright, blazing life. " - SHARON KAY PENMAN, The Sunne In Splendour and Lionheart