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Medici, Volume 1

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Medici, Volume 1 by G. F. Young is a riveting historical novel that transports readers back to the fascinating world of Renaissance Italy. Young does a masterful job weaving together fact and fiction, creating a vivid and immersive portrait of the powerful and influential Medici family.

The characters are richly drawn and the intricate political machinations of the time are skillfully portrayed. The author's attention to detail brings the setting to life, from the opulent palaces of Florence to the bustling streets of Rome.

Young's prose is elegant and engaging, drawing readers in from the very first page. The pacing is brisk and the plot is full of twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat.

Overall, Medici, Volume 1 is a must-read for fans of historical fiction. It is a captivating and enthralling novel that will transport readers to another time and place. I can't wait to see what the next volume has in store.

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This work relates the history of the Medici family through three centuries and eleven generations, from its rise from obscurity, to its zenith of power and influence, to its eventual decay and ruin. It outlines their history in conjunction with the major events of Europe and dwells much on the artists and artworks patronized by the Medici - the impetus of the Renaissance.

This first volume brings to life the Renaissance and how Florence, through the Medici, was the epicentre of the movement that spread new learning throughout Europe. It describes some of the best and worst of the Medici, including statesmen both good and bad, popes and their intrigues, joyous festivals and tragic assassinations.

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