Sunday, 28 October 2012

'Wolves in Winter' by Lisa Hilton

 
 
Release date: 1st November 2012
Published by: Corvus
ISBN No: 978 1848874671
 
 

ITALY, 1492.

5-year-old Mura is a strange and bewitching child. Daughter to a Nordic mother and Spanish father, she has been tutored in both Arabic learning and the ancient myth cycles of the north. But her widower father has been arrested by the Inquisition, and Mura is sold to a Genoese slaver.

In the port of Savona, Mura's androgynous looks and unusual abilities fetch a high price. She is bought as a house slave for the powerful Medici, arriving in Florence as the city prepares for war against the French. When the family are forced to flee, Mura finds herself gifted to the notorious Tigress of Forli, Countess Caterina Sforza.

Beautiful, ruthless and intelligent, the Countess is fascinated by Mura's arcane knowledge. As the Tigress educates her further in the arts of alchemy, potions and poisons, she becomes much more than a lady's maid. Mura becomes a potent weapon in the Machiavellian intrigues of the Renaissance court...
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Looking forward to this - thanks for the review.

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    1. It does sound magical. It's good to see you here again and thanks for leaving your comment! :-)

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