In December of 2018, I decided to participate in the “Reading Challenge” that Goodreads hosts every year. I imagined myself being ambitious when I set my challenge at a measly 15 books. I don’t have to tell you that this goal was easily accomplished—and then some.
Beginning with the death of Giovanni de’ Medici, Strukul crafts the past lives of Italy’s most famous family, the Medici. From death to exile, Strukul (translated to English from Italian by Robert McKenna) weaves a history rife with betrayal and coarse alliances.