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Description - Leonardo's Swans by Karen Essex

Worldly and ambitious, Isabella d'Este is a legendary beauty and when she weds the Marquis of Mantua, all her dreams seem to come true. Superior in looks and intellect to her sister, the spirited but naive Beatrice, Isabella believes she is destined to rule the courts of Italy. ut her triumph is short-lived. When Beatrice is betrothed to Ludovico, the Duke of Milan, Isabella finds herself drawn to her sister's husband, a man as dangerous as he is charismatic. Locked in a fierce rivalry, the sisters fight for Ludovico's affections and for the larger prize, to be immortalized by his court painter, Leonardo da Vinci. Meanwhile Da Vinci fights a battle of his own, to escape the incessant pressure of his noble patrons. ut in a treacherous political climate, immortality through art becomes a luxury and the two sisters must choose between loyalty and survival.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099493068
ISBN-10: 0099493063
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 128mm x 27mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Karen Essex

An award-winning journalist and screenwriter, Karen Essex lives and writes in LA.

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