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"David Blixt is one of the masters of historical fiction. Dramatic, vivid, superbly researched, VOICE OF THE FALCONER captures Renaissance Italy in all its heady glamour and lethal intrigue. This is a novel to savor - and then read again!" - C.W. GORTNER, The Queen's Vow and The Tudor Conspiracy

"David Blixt is a man of many talents--an actor, director, author.  Not all of you may be lucky enough to watch one of his plays, but you all can read one of his novels, which I recommend that you do as soon as possible. In his hands, history comes to bright, blazing life." - SHARON KAY PENMAN, The Sunne In Splendour and Lionheart

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At long last! It took me ten years from the first draft to deliver this to you, and I cannot be more grateful for all the eager support.

A sequel is like coming home. That's both good, and terrifying. Yes, everything's familiar. But to keep the story fresh, things have to change. And rarely for the better.
Writing this, I imagined the torrent of desires, dreams, and frustrations that had built up over 8 years, then acted as if the first line of the book was the breaking of the dam. Everything was released, and it was up to the characters to fend for themselves. It's rough, and exciting, and unpleasant, and joyful - especially when the characters grab hold of their own destiny without any help from me.

So enjoy this, then move right on to FORTUNE'S FOOL, the next in the series, then watch for next year's fourth volume, THE PRINCE'S DOOM. 

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  • File Size: 3925 KB
  • Print Length: 514 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615783155
  • Publisher: Sordelet Inc. (April 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XLF2SO
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2013 Editor's Choice from the Historical Novel Society (FORTUNE'S FOOL) and 2015 Finalist for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction (THE PRINCE'S DOOM).

Author David Blixt's work is consistently described as "intricate," "taut," and "breathtaking." A writer of Historical Fiction, his novels span the Roman Empire (the COLOSSUS series, his play EVE OF IDES) to early Renaissance Italy (the STAR-CROSS'D series) up through the Elizabethan era (his delightful espionage comedy HER MAJESTY'S WILL, starring Will Shakespeare and Kit Marlowe as hapless spies). His novels combine a love of the theatre with a deep respect for the quirks and passions of history. As the Historical Novel Society said, "Be prepared to burn the midnight oil. It's well worth it."

David continues to write, act, and travel. He has ridden camels around the pyramids at Giza, been thrown out of the Vatican Museum and been blessed by John-Paul II, scaled the Roman ramp at Masada, crashed a hot-air balloon, leapt from cliffs on small Greek islands, dined with Counts and criminals, climbed to the top of Mount Sinai, and sat in the Prince's chair in Verona's palace. But David is happiest at his desk, weaving tales of brilliant people in dire and dramatic straits. Living in Chicago with his wife and two children, David describes himself as "actor, author, father, husband. In reverse order."

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I had to wait 4 and a half years to finally get my hands on this sequel to one of 2007's best books (The Master of Verona), and the results didn't disappoint.

This book, and its predecessor, undertake the task of presenting the feuding families of Romeo and Juliet in their historical context, namely, Verona under the rule of the legendary Cangrande della Scala. The previous book set up the political savvy of Cangrande and the basis for the fued between the Montagues and the Capulets. Blixt does a fine job of creating the historical environment of Verona at that time, and adds Dante's son and daughter as additional main characters in their own right. The book is also peppered with Shakespearean allusions throughout, from Petruchio of Taming of the Shrew to Shylock from Merchant of Venice.

But the star, and central achievement of this book, is the way it brings alive the character of Mercutio, in this book named Cesco, as a thirteen year old boy. Whenever Mercutio's on the page in this book, it soars with the vitality of that remarkable character and is a true joy to read. We also meet Tybalt as a frustrated teen in love with Lady Capulet (herself but a child), Romeo as a toddler, and Juliet as a newborn. I'm so happy someone of Blixt's skill has taken it upon himself to provide a sort of "Romeo and Juliet" re-boot and let us encounter these characters from their beginnings.

I had a one minor issue with the book, namely that the descriptions of physical character action was often so little as to be nonexistent, leading to many pages of pure dialogue. Countrary to this, descriptions of fights or dynamic chases was superb and enthralling, and Blixt's expertise as a fight choreographer really shows in ease with which he renders such moments vividly.

If you're looking for a fresh and entertaining historical fiction read in 2012, I'd recommend this highly.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 25, 2013
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So how could you top MASTER OF VERONA, in terms of historical splendor, mystery, fast-moving pace and typically, a masterpiece? Well honestly, David Blixt did it again! I absolutely loved MASTER OF VERONA (my review here )- and as soon as I finished reading it, I immediately began VOICE OF THE FALCONER.

In this equally satisfying novel, Verona is at its prime. The story takes place a few years after Master of Verona, and it follows the life of Cesco, Cangrande's illegitimate son, with Pietro as his guardian. The mystery, intrigue and suspense are de rigueur throughout, but it's once it appears that Cangrande is dead that it gets particularly good. Pietro must get Cesco to be pronounced rightful heir...obstacles, obstacles and more...There is danger everywhere- and to boot- not everyone knows of Cesco's existence!

Great plot, lots of excitement, rich historical detail and a setting that is to die for (pun intended). A great story told by a brilliant author. VOICE OF THE FALCONER throws you into a capitulating series of events that keeps the suspense and momentum going, throughout. It's just one of those thriller type mysteries that just keeps on getting better page after page- and additionally it's rich in history and impeccably written. Most entertaining!

Read this- you absolutely MUST!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lady Alexandra on April 8, 2015
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I read "Master of Verona", the first book in the "Star Cross'd" series because it just popped up as a recommendation on my Kindle--and became immediately hooked. Luckily, "Voice of the Falconer" was immediately available, and is, if anything, even better than "MoV" because it builds on the exciting story and further develops the characters. Even if you do not like Shakespeare's most famous lovers (as I don't), this is a complete stand-alone saga that anyone can enjoy without being an expert on Shakespeare. I could not put this book down! The way David Blixt interweaves The Bard's more (and less) familiar characters, historical figures, and the characters of his own rich imagination is fascinating. He is truly a master of historical fiction, and I am so glad I discovered his wonderful universe, full of intrigue, humor, tragedy, hope, and everything else that makes for great literature.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sparky on September 1, 2013
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David Blixt is, in a word, incredible! He integrates fact, fiction, and the genius of Shakespeare seamlessly, until you can't distinguish one from the other...and don't even care to try. I want to visit every location in every scene and am desperate to know the history of the real people on which these characters are based. Blixt is a master at wooing the reader into a fascinating storyline, then gluing them to their seat with action, thrilling plot twists and enthralling characterizations. I've lost countless hours of sleep from not being able to put these books down! I have never come across a more inventive storyline. You don't have to be an expert in history or Shakespeare to thoroughly enjoy this series...all you need is the appreciation of a great story!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roberta on October 15, 2012
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I loved this book as much as, if not more then the Master of Verona, and I loved the Master of Verona, it's one of my favorites.
You will not be disappointed in this book, David is a wonderful historical fiction writer, you will laugh, you will cry, you will not want to put it down until the end to find out what happens next and then you will immediately start the next one in the Star-Cross'd series.
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