The Ottoman Scourge: Medieval historical fiction (The Heroes of Florence Book 2)
Jan 26, Carl R. The hero in this case is Giovanni Lascorza, the wayward son of one of Florence's most prominent citizens.
As the curtain rises in , he's booted from the seminary where he's been sent to reform his lustful ways for smuggling a prostitute into his cell. Unrepentant, he continues his renegade behavior. Then word comes that his father is near death, and between his conscience for The Tyrant of Siena is one of Jude Mahoney's series of action-packed historical novels called The Heroes of Florence. Then word comes that his father is near death, and between his conscience for his family name and urging from the faithful warrior-family retainer, Otto Baldwinson, he begins to change his direction.
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The ultimate pressure comes when the Signoria The Florentine council assigns him to investigate a recent series of murders that look suspiciously like more than common street crimes. Thus, Mahoney launches us on a journey of intrigue, danger, and romance relentless in its pace and chock full of twists and turns of plot.
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Along the way, we're introduced to Isabella, a beautiful female spy, and a full-on war between Siena and Florence. The threats are unique How many times have you read of a protagonist charged with interdicting a fleet full of black plague corpses, for example? The details of dress, weaponry, and geography ring true, and the description is vivid without slowing down the action.
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Some readers might be put off by the formality of the language, especially during battle scenes, but I found that it gave the text a historical authenticity that reinforced the other elements of the novel. It' s an exciting plunge into world that seems long ago and far away--unless you think of Isis. Then maybe it's closer than we think. Jan 24, A. Schenna rated it it was amazing.
An interesting story of modern fiction set in late 14th century Italy, in Florence. Giovanni, Otto and Isabella were determined to fight to the end against tyranny.
They would never stop standing up for human rights and democracy. Rich vocabulary, beautiful scenes and some great messages helped me discover a new author who delivered a great book.
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I liked the names of the characters and I look forwa An interesting story of modern fiction set in late 14th century Italy, in Florence. I liked the names of the characters and I look forward to reading the next book, I am curious about Isabella!
Iain Whittaker rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Claire rated it liked it Sep 04, Ruth rated it liked it Mar 13, Steve rated it it was ok Dec 14, Savvas Em rated it liked it Apr 29, Greg rated it did not like it Jan 09, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The year is and a vile devilry is at the heart of the holy Church. In a complex web of deceit and lies, our two Florentine adventurers combine forces with the mysterious and dangerous Spanish inquisition, and step into the murky world of Roman politics.
Surrounded by heretics and traitors they engage in a desperate struggle to save Pope Sixtus IV, and with him, the ho The year is and a vile devilry is at the heart of the holy Church. Surrounded by heretics and traitors they engage in a desperate struggle to save Pope Sixtus IV, and with him, the hopes of the powerful Medici family.
From the distant shores of Britain, a mysterious knight in league with the dark forces of Siena seeks to destroy the Medici bank for his own nefarious aims, whilst in Florence, a long forgotten enemy has risen from the ashes to begin a rebellion that would destroy the vice-like grip on power maintained by the Medici, and the fate of all hangs in the balance.
The Ottoman Scourge (The Heroes of Florence Book 2)
The world is in turmoil, war is looming and only the strong will survive. The Field of Miracles This is the third book in the series.
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