Books by Michael Ennis

THE MALICE OF FORTUNE by Michael Ennis
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"This is a dense narrative, permeated by the sights, sounds and smells of Renaissance Italy, and one that can stand shoulder to shoulder with Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose, with which it is sure to be compared."
In this epic novel, Ennis gives ample evidence that political and religious corruption in early-16th-century Italy makes anything vaguely analogous look like Sunnybrook Farm. Read full book review >
THE DUCHESS OF MILAN by Michael Ennis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1992

Lavishly detailed and intensely intimate: a second novel from Ennis, who here creates as exotic a situation as he did in Byzantium (1989) by focusing on the Machiavellian maneuvers and sexual politics of a critical period in the history of Renaissance Italy. Replete with references to Fortune's wheel and Dante, as well as excerpts from Leonardo da Vinci's correspondence, this complex epic chronicles the dynamics of and struggle for power in Milan during the 1490's. Read full book review >