Charles, Edward

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The House of Medici: Inheritance of Power
A Novel
By Edward Charles
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Ever-loyal Maddalena, a diminutive, blue-eyed, black slave, has borne Cosimo de Medici a son and seen him rise to the position of cardinal. Now, late in life, she finds herself committed to a convent, as part of a scheme to protect the Medici Bank from ruin by Cosimo’s sons, by hiding a fortune in gold... [READ MORE]
The House of Medici: Seeds of Decline
A Novel
By Edward Charles
(Skyhorse Publishing)
The Riveting Sequel to The House of Medici: Inheritance of Power.Lucrezia Tornabuoni, brought up in the Palazzo Medici alongside Cosimo’s children, always expected to marry his charismatic younger son, Giovanni. But now in later life, she finds herself imprisoned in a loveless marriage with the gout-ridden... [READ MORE]
The House of Medici
Inheritance of Power
By Edward Charles
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Named a Top Ten Historical Novel of 2016 by Booklist! For fans of Philippa Gregory and C.W. Gortner, Edward Charles nimbly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world’s most notorious families and Maddalena, the real-life, blue-eyed, black slave, who bore Cosimo de’ Medici... [READ MORE]
The House of Medici: Seeds of Decline
A Novel
By Edward Charles
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Italian noblewoman, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, is determined to see her son, Lorenzo the Magnificent, take his rightful place as savior to the Medici legacy. For years she has groomed Lorenzo to be a great prince. But while she taught him everything he needed to know about leading a great Italian family, there... [READ MORE]
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