Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Medici Boy

Operatic. Readers who enjoy historical fiction as well as fans of Renaissance art are those most likely to appreciate the setting of John L’Heureux’s novel, The Medici Boy. The narrator is Luca Mattei, an assistant to Donatello. L’Heureux creates all the elements of fine opera in his novel: a story of love with consequences; betrayal; and occasional comic relief. Florence comes alive in what readers expect of historical fiction: known figures mixed with fictional characters in a speculative narrative. I entered the story quickly as my interest was engaged in the first dozen pages, and I read the novel in a few entertaining sittings. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Medici Boy from

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