"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
From the Author
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.