On April 9th, Sordelet Ink is proudly releasing a paperback version of VOICE OF THE FALCONER, the long-awaited sequel to THE MASTER OF VERONA.
Here's a sneak-peak at the paperback cover:
From the back cover:
Italy, 1325. Eight years after the tumultuous events of THE MASTER OF VERONA, Pietro Alaghieri is living as an exile in Ravenna, enduring the loss of his famous father while secretly raising Cesco, the bastard heir to Verona's prince, Cangrande della Scala.
But when word of Cangrande's death reaches him, Pietro must race to Verona to prevent Cesco's rivals from usurping his rightful place. Willful and brilliant, Cesco is determined not to be anyone's pawn, defying even the stars. And far behind the scenes is a mastermind pulling the strings, one who stands to lose - or gain - the most.
Born from Shakespeare's Italian plays, this novel explores the danger, deceit, and deviltry of early Renaissance Italy, and the terrible choices one must make just to stay alive.
"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, author of THE QUEEN'S VOW and THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY