Aug 122012
 

AUGUST 12th to AUGUST 26th, 2012

 

THE MALICE OF FORTUNE
by MICHAEL ENNIS

SYNOPSIS:
Against a teeming canvas of Borgia politics, Niccolò Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci come together to unmask an enigmatic serial killer, as we learn the secret history behind one of the most controversial works in the western canon, The Prince…
When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of Juan, his most beloved illegitimate son, she cannot fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her own young son hostage. Once there, Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope’s surviving son, the charismatic Duke Valentino, whose own life is threatened by the condottieri, a powerful cabal of mercenary warlords. Damiata suspects that the killer she seeks is one of the brutalcondottierri, and as the murders multiply, her quest grows more urgent. She enlists the help of an obscure Florentine diplomat, Niccolò Machiavelli, and Valentino’s eccentric military engineer, Leonardo da Vinci, who together must struggle to decipher the killer’s taunting riddles: Leonardo with his groundbreaking “science of observation” and Machiavelli with his new “science of men.” Traveling across an Italy torn apart by war, they will enter a labyrinth of ancient superstition and erotic obsession to discover at its center a new face of evil—and a truth that will shake the foundations of western civilization.
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  29 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE “THE MALICE OF FORTUNE” by Michael Ennis ENDED

  1. I’m an art major, and anything to do with art (especially Da Vinci) has my interest! And I love a good mystery any day!

  2. Intriguing and fascinating era and mystery.

  3. I love historical fiction that includes real characters from history—thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. Sounds like a thriller that will keep me on the edge of my seat! Can’t wait to read it…

  5. Sounds like an intriguing mystery in an interesting time.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Sounds like very good suspense book. Love to win it.

  7. The History ANd The Mystery

  8. i dig mysterys

  9. I love mysterys the most but I to love to read, so any really good story I love, GOD BLESS AND KEEP YA’LL SAFE IN HIS LOVING ARMS.

  10. I LOVE reading about the Borgias. Not sure why but they are so crazed and unique!!!

  11. It had me when I saw “Leonard di Vinci”…..He’s my favorite artist and I love anything related to him. Also it is a beautiful book cover just tempting me to read it! :) Thanks to you and Doubleday for the giveaway. :)

  12. I love anything from that era in italian history so it seems interesting to me.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  13. I think it’s interesting that Leonardo da Vinci is a character in this book! I always enjoy mysteries and this one sounds good!

  14. I love to read books set in ancient times. Add real historical figures and I must read this.

  15. I like historical fiction and Borgia politics is interesting.

  16. The book seems very suspenseful an I love historical mystery thrillers!

  17. I like the suspense already just from reading the synopsis

  18. I’d love to read about the mercenary warlords! They sound terrifying.

  19. I love thriller novels

  20. I enjoy both mysteries and historical novels, and this one puts them together.

  21. I’m interested to see how they portray the personalities of the real life historical characters

  22. the combination of mystery and history make it sound interesting

  23. historical books are my favorite

  24. I’d like to read this book because I love historical fiction.

  25. I love historical fiction because I love to imagine myself then.

  26. Sounds like a great historical mystery.

  27. I like a good mystery.

  28. I like that it’s a historical fiction book.

  29. A mystery from this era and the historical figures makes me want to read this book.

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