For months the plague wreaks havoc on Venice. In despair, the Doge summons the architect Andrea Palladio and offers him a commission: the greatest church of his career, an offering to God so magnificent that Venice will be saved. Palladio's own life is in danger too, and it will require all the skills of Dr Annibale Cason, the city's finest plague doctor, to keep him alive. But what Dr Cason has not counted on is the other passenger who disembarked from the Turkish ship - a young and beautiful harem doctor whose skills will more than match his own
Publication Date: 21st June 2012
Publisher: John Murray
Source: Review Copy From Publisher
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My Review 10 out of 10
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My usual go to book is either YA or Romance but this year I promised myself to try new things so when I read the blurb to this one it sounded amazing and a great way to dip my toe into the historical fiction pool...
I absolutely loved this story. I immediately warmed to the main character in this story, who is Feyrd (Fey for short). She is a harem to the Queen but there is a lot more to the story that we have yet to find out and a lot more to the story that Fey has to find out also.
This story is in many parts, like stages in the story, as we follow what happens in Venice with the Plague. There are a lot of characters but with great descriptions I had no trouble following who was who.
Such a great historical fiction book that I would highly recommend to those of you who love historic fiction and also to all those who have not tried a historic fiction book yet...