Voice Of The Falconer

Voice Of The Falconer

David Blixt / Apr 21, 2021

Voice Of The Falconer Italy Eight years after the tumultuous events of THE MASTER OF VERONA Pietro Alaghieri is living as an exile in Ravenna enduring the loss of his famous father while secretly raising the bastar

  • Title: Voice Of The Falconer
  • Author: David Blixt
  • ISBN: 9780615783154
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • Italy, 1325 Eight years after the tumultuous events of THE MASTER OF VERONA, Pietro Alaghieri is living as an exile in Ravenna, enduring the loss of his famous father while secretly raising the bastard heir to Verona s prince, Cangrande della Scala But when word of Cangrande s death reaches him, Pietro must race back to Verona to prevent young Cesco s rivals from usurpinItaly, 1325 Eight years after the tumultuous events of THE MASTER OF VERONA, Pietro Alaghieri is living as an exile in Ravenna, enduring the loss of his famous father while secretly raising the bastard heir to Verona s prince, Cangrande della Scala But when word of Cangrande s death reaches him, Pietro must race back to Verona to prevent young Cesco s rivals from usurping his rightful place With the tentative peace of Italy at stake, not to mention their lives, Pietro must act swiftly to protect them all But young Cesco is determined not to be anyone s pawn Willful and brilliant, he defies even the stars And far behind the scenes is a mastermind pulling the strings, one who stands to lose or gain the most.Born from Shakespeare s Italian plays, in this novel we meet for the first time Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, the Nurse, as well as revisit Montague and Capulet, Petruchio and Kate, and the money lending Shylock From Ravenna to Verona, Mantua to Venice, this novel explores the danger, deceit, and deviltry of early Renaissance Italy, and the terrible choices one must make just to stay alive.

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    1. Book two in the star crossed series was another intelligent and imagination grabbing story. It moved a little slower than the first book, but was still a great read. The story keeps you from putting the book down, because you have to know what is going to happen next to Cesco and Pietro. It will challenge your thoughts and feelings for characters you thought you liked. If you haven't picked up a Blixt book you are seriously missing out on an author with an awe striking sense of history and imagi [...]


    2. It's not Dorothy Dunnett but it is probably the next best thing to reading the Dame. I highly recommend this book (and its predecessor - Master of Verona) to historical fiction readers, especially those who appreciate witty repartee, Italian history and political subterfuge.


    3. "Voice of the Falconer" the second of the Star Cross'd series which I won from Giveaways is a historical thriller set in the 13th century in Italy. Into this novel of political intrigue and warring factions David Blixt weaves a taste of Shakespeare in a unique and dramatic way like the tension and bitter rivalry that strains the relationship between Anthony Capulleto and Mariotto Montecchio so reminiscent of the animosity between the families in Romeo and Juliet. And to wet the reader's histori [...]


    4. On Friday I reposted my review of Master of Verona by David Blixt. There were a couple of reasons for doing so. The first was that I hadn't finished reading this book (bad blog tour participant) but another reason was that I really, really loved that book.When I read it back in 2009, I was super excited at the prospect of a follow up book. So I waited and waited, and there was no news and then there was bad news - Voice of the Falconer wasn't going to be published. That is until David Blixt deci [...]


    5. So how could you top MASTER OF VERONA, in terms of historical splendor, mystery, fast-moving pace and typically, a masterpiece? Well honestly, David Blixt did it again! I absolutely loved MASTER OF VERONA (my review here )- and as soon as I finished reading it, I immediately began VOICE OF THE FALCONER.In this equally satisfying novel, Verona is at its prime. The story takes place a few years after Master of Verona, and it follows the life of Cesco, Cangrande’s illegitimate son, with Pietro as [...]


    6. I love this series by David Blixt! The first, "Master of Verona", completely hooked me and sent me off to read about Cangrande della Scala -- one of the many real, historical figures in the series. Sadly, my favorite character from MoV -- Pietro (son of the poet Dante) didn't progress as much as I wished in this novel, but the relationship between Cangrande and Cesco is completely compelling, at times hard to read. This book read and felt like a transitional arc from MoV to the third book in the [...]


    7. I received this book for free via a First Reads giveaway.Unlike many of the other reviewers, I have not read the first book in the series, so my review is for this book as a stand alone novel.From the first page, I was fascinated by this book. Before the story even begins we are given a cast of characters, most of whom were either real people or were characters from some of Shakespeare's plays (or both!). The prologue had me hesitating a bit, as it seemed full of complicated politics. But then [...]


    8. Much more engaging than Master of Verona, but still a bit dense. I think there is just too much detail that some of it is unnecessary, not that I can pinpoint oh this paragraph should go. Maybe this is his love for Dorothy Dunnett coming through, so thick and heavy with underlying drama that the reader has a lot to work through and only some of it actually pays off. I do enjoy Cesco's antics especially now that he is his own little person rather than a crafty infant. Like Lymond chronicles I rea [...]


    9. This is quite simply an awesomely fascinating book. It is even harder to put down than the first one in this series, The Master of Verona. I am not even a third of the way in yet and it has sucked me in hook, line and sinker. I don't even want to put the darn thing down to cook and that is really something hard to achieve with me!I do believe this author is rapidly gaining ground on Dorothy Dunnett, my heretofore, favorite writer of "puzzlers" and intrigue all rolled up with a healthy dose of hi [...]


    10. So a little shorter then Master of Verona which means that just as I was getting into the story, it ended. As I am really unfamiliar with Shakespeare, I recognize that I am missing out on most of references. It wasn't distract from the humor of the plot though. I will be purchasing the third book shortly even if there are no planned releases of the final two books. Ugh!



    11. Book 2 of the Star Crossed series. The politics is getting more interesting as historical characters are intertwined with Shakespeare's characters.


    12. GoodThis was a good read but lacked the excitement of the first. Cesco is an interesting character but too cocky for his own good. I will certainly read the next one as Pietro in Avignon should be good.


    13. This is the second volume in David Blixt’s Star Cross’d series, combining the history and politics of 14th century Italy with characters and storylines inspired by Shakespeare. I read the first novel, The Master of Verona, in 2012 and it won a place on my ‘books of the year’ list that year, which gives you an idea of how much I loved it. I really hadn’t meant to let so much time go by before continuing the series, and I worried that I might have trouble picking up the threads of the st [...]


    14. I had to wait 4 and a half years to finally get my hands on this sequel to one of 2007's best books (The Master of Verona), and the results didn't disappoint. This book, and its predecessor, undertake the task of presenting the feuding families of Romeo and Juliet in their historical context, namely, Verona under the rule of the legendary Cangrande della Scala. The previous book set up the political savvy of Cangrande and the basis for the fued between the Montagues and the Capulets. Blixt does [...]


    15. At the beginning of this second volume in Blixt's Star-Cross'd series, Dante's son Pietro Alaghieri is living in Ravenna and raising the young prodigy Cesco, heir to Verona's ruler Cangrande della Scala. After he hears a report of Cangrande's death, which soon proves to be false, he returns to Verona to assert Cesco's rights as heir against his enemies. Once again, he is caught up in the intrigues of the court of Verona and the feud between his two friends, Mariotto Montecchio and Antonio Capull [...]


    16. For some reason this one seemed just a little harder for me to get into than the first book in the series, Master of Verona. But after some perseverance, I found my stride and enjoyed the book. This part of the story focuses on Cesco, Cangrande's bastard heir. In this book, Blixt's storytelling is reminiscent of Orson Scott Card's signature motif of the precocious, wise child. Only Cesco is almost supernaturally precocious, so much so that my willing suspension of disbelief was strained a little [...]


    17. Still great. There were parts of this one where it felt as if the author were rusing to finish; the plot seemed to advance a little quickly, and the vocabulary was weak. However, it ended strong and I'm' ready to start reading the next one. I've found my new favorite author.


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