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Enjoyable read. Not quite as addicting as some historical fiction novels I've read, but I think that's due in part to some of the characters being written as very unlikable. Read morePublished 1 month ago by HonestReviewer
Intriguing story of two Italian Renaissance sisters involving Leonardo da Vinci's art. Evokes the turbulence and politics of the period well.Published 4 months ago by Rachel Dacus
I find I am uninterested in Italian history great art or not. It's well written, and full of excellent info on the period, but The subject didn't hold me, and I would recommend it... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Judith Richey
I loved the history and the insight into the life of Leonardo DaVinci when he was living in Milan under Il Moro, and getting a glimpse into the Italian Renaissance was a treat. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andy B
I can't say I enjoyed this novel. I got the impression it was hurriedly written with a lack of characterization. The sloppy historical anachronisms (e.g. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Timothy D.
I bought this book because I'm travelling to Milan and wanted an historical novel to help me get a feel for the history of the city and to appreciate the city more deeply while I'm... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mike
I loved this book. The descriptions and the characters are so realistic. The book is beatifully written.Published 15 months ago by Olga
Excellent read if you like historical fiction. This book flows very well and the writing is detailed enough to produce a picture in your head as you read. Read morePublished 20 months ago by cctyger
Great fictionalized historical novel to learn about the Leonardo da Vinci, the Sforzas, and the city states struggles/deceits during the early Renaissance. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ronniejean Irvin