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The malice of fortune

Michael Ennis

The malice of fortune

by Michael Ennis

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Published by Thorndike Press in [Waterville, Maine] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Courtesans,
  • History,
  • Serial murderers,
  • Illegitimate children,
  • Crimes against,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    When Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of his most beloved illegitimate son, she cannot fail, for the scheming Borgia pope holds her own son hostage. When Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope"s surviving son, she enlists obscure Florentine diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli and eccentric military engineer Leonardo da Vinci to help decipher the clues. (Bestseller)

    Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Ennis
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3555.N63 M35 2012b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination647 p. (large print)
    Number of Pages647
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27140880M
    ISBN 101410453456
    ISBN 109781410453457
    LC Control Number2012032241
    OCLC/WorldCa805831592

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    The Malice of Fortune Michael Ennis. Doubleday, $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Byzantium; Duchess of Milan; Buy this book Ennis (The Duchess of. While researching The Malice of Fortune, Michael Ennis not only relied on hundreds of scholarly books, articles, and original documents, but also devoted considerable time to the history of forensic psychology and the evolution of scientific thinking about psychopaths and serial killers. Central to this research was the work of psychologist Dr.

    Set against a background of Borgia politics, the secret history behind one of the western canon's most controversial works,The Prince, is revealed. Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan, Damiata, to uncover the murderer of his illegitimate son. Damiata enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci to uncover the killer's taunting riddles. The Malice of Fortune. Book Binding:Paperback / softback. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. World of Books USA was founded in Book Condition:VERYGOOD.


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In "The Malice of Fortune" by Michael Ennis, Vatican courtesan, Damiata, is ordered by Pope Alexander VI to discover the truth about the murder of his son Juan Borgia. Damiata becomes a pawn in the political intrigues of the pope's surviving son, Cesare Borgia, also known as Duke Valentino, whose own life is threatened by mercenary warlords/5.

“The Malice of Fortune captures the glorious and gritty details of Renaissance Italy in a propulsive story. Ennis has achieved a great accomplishment, historical fiction that places us right into the characters’ present.” —Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club /5().

The Malice of Fortune is reminiscent of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in that the intrigue is rich and is inextricably entwined in its world. Amid these walls of power the reader no more loses sight of the danger of the game than of the need to solve the puzzle/5().

The Malice of Fortune is an excellent, beautifully researched, and well-written novel that has a fine, fine sense of place. It captured my attention up front and kept me turning the pages to the very end.". The Malice of Fortune is reminiscent of Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in that the intrigue is rich and is inextricably entwined in its world.

Amid these walls of power the reader no more loses sight of the danger of the game than of the need to solve the puzzle. “Intricate, rewarding The Malice of Fortune is reminiscent of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose in that the intrigue is rich and is inextricably entwined in its world A finely wrought history” —The Denver Post “A heady mix of The Da Vinci Code, Borgia politics and The Silence of the of it as CSI: Italy circawith Machiavelli as a detective and.

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THE MALICE OF FORTUNE A novel by MICHAEL ENNIS Reading Group Guide Synopsis 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/5(13).

—Glenn Cooper, author of Library of the Dead and Book of Souls “This is a fascinating novel, filled with extraordinary, well-realized historical characters and a plot that is engrossing and wickedly clever. The Malice of Fortune is an excellent, beautifully researched, and well-written novel that has a fine, fine sense of place.

It captured my attention up front and kept me turning. The Malice of Fortune is more than a thriller--it's a tender love story, a grim exploration of the nature of human evil, and an immersive tour of Renaissance Italy as courageous, perceptive young Niccolo Machiavelli fights for his life against ruthless Borgia factions.

A novel written with gusto, panache, and intellectual rigor. About The Malice of Fortune. When Pope Alexander orders the courtesan Damiata to the remote fortress city of Imola to learn the truth behind the murder of his beloved son, Juan, she knows that failure comes at the price of her own child’s freedom.

The Malice of Fortune is an excellent, beautifully researched, and well-written novel that has a fine, fine sense of place. It captured my attention up. The Malice of Fortune. About the Book The Malice of Fortune. by Michael Ennis. 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 first part of the book is told by Damiata and the next three parts by Machiavelli. It was a great read, the kind of historical fiction I like, not the trashy stuff by Philipa Gregory and such. I did find if I didn't read the book in large chunks at a time or in a quiet place it was a little hard to follow/5(12).

The Malice of Fortune. Written by Michael Ennis Review by Ilysa Magnus. In the midst of an upsurge in interest in the Borgias, Ennis’s new historical thriller is, at the very least, well-timed, and at best, one of the most intense literary journeys I’ve taken in a long while.

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The malice of fortune by Ennis, : KIRKUS REVIEW. In this epic novel, Ennis gives ample evidence that political and religious corruption in earlyth-century Italy makes anything vaguely analogous look like Sunnybrook Farm.

At the center of this swirling unscrupulousness are several key historical figures, most notably the ruthless Duke Valentino of Romagna. “ a failed history lesson.” The Malice of Fortune is, presumably, a work of creative nonfiction, a writing style that allows the writer to take factual, known events, and add plausible dialogue and action to flesh out an interesting, novelesque book.

This work is so far off that mark the story comes across more as a failed history lesson. The basic plot: Pope. Get this from a library! The malice of fortune. [Michael Ennis] -- Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci team up to expose a serial killer when Pope Alexander dispatches a Vatican courtesan to discern the truth about his beloved illegitimate son's murder.

Their.“The Malice of Fortune” is woven into a galvanizing era, the Italian Renaissance, where intrigue, politics and science are in full flower. A Borgia, grieving the murder of his favorite son."With its vivid, well-defined array of characters, The Malice of Fortune captures the glorious and gritty details of Renaissance Italy in a propulsive story.

Ennis has achieved a great accomplishment, historical fiction that places us right into the characters' present.".