The Dead Florentines, Andrew Serra

At the heart of the Italian Renaissance lies the city of Florence and the dominant force of the city’s life are the trade guilds. When Lorenzo has the good fortune of securing an apprenticeship in a lucrative guild, his destiny is imperiled by the factious rivalries of a city as dangerous as it is beautiful. The Dead Florentines is the story of a young man’s Dantesque journey through hell and back in which he is drawn to a love that is unattainable and protected by a guide who must battle his own demons. When dark secrets from the past and his love for a powerful guild master’s daughter threaten Lorenzo’s life, his hope for salvation lies with an unconventional Catholic priest. In his debut novel, Andrew Serra brings the colorful historical figures and daily bustle of sixteenth-century Florence to life in vivid detail.

The Dead Florentines is a thrilling, compelling, and memorable historical tale that will take the reader on an epic, unforgettable journey that will shock as well as entertain readers from start to finish! The Dead Florentines is a sensational novel that has a classic, effortless feel to it that made it a joy to read and had me reading nonstop. As I read this book I did not want it to end, I was enchanted by the author’s incredible words from the first page, and this is all thanks to his addictive plot and extraordinary characters! That is why already I have to implore you lovely readers to read this book! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more.

The Dead Florentines is a unique and brilliant novel that will take its readers on a journey like no other. The reader will be taken back in time the 16th century to Florence, Italy and it is here that we meet a host of fascinating characters including our protagonist Lorenzo. Lorenzo has secured an apprenticeship with one of the city’s trade guilds but rivalries within the city soon threaten this and his future. The reader will follow Lorenzo on his perilous journey, facing many hardships along the way as he falls in love with a guild master’s daughter which threatens his life. What follows is a fascinating tale set in the heart of Florence at a pivotal time in history and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible The Dead Florentines!

The Dead Florentines is an incredible novel that has an in-depth plot, and I have to say, I adore this! Andrew Serra is an incredible author for his ability to write such an in-depth novel and he is a brilliant talent for his ability to grab the reader’s attention effortlessly and quickly! I found the plot of this book to be captivating, it absorbed me very early on and I never once got bored. This again is all thanks to Andrew Serra and his great talent for writing historical fiction with a twist! Serra truly is an incredible author who has created a fantastic, brilliant story and it is evident to me that Serra has invested an enormous amount of time into his novel because it is perfectly executed and full of vibrant, descriptive scenes and well-developed characters!

The Dead Florentines has everything the reader would want in a read and so much more; it has spine-tingling good content, dynamic, memorable (and notable!) characters, an incredible author that writes beautifully and wonderfully so, and lastly it is an all-around, entertaining, unforgettable read!

To summarize my thoughts on the incredible novel that is The Dead Florentines; I would say if you are a reader who is tired of reading lackluster novels then take a chance with The Dead Florentines, because I promise you now that you will not be disappointed! The Dead Florentines gets five stars from me! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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