Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Featured Indie Book: The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)

The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Thriller The Diplomat of Florence by Anthony R. Wildman.

The Diplomat of Florence is the only historical novel that has been written that explores Niccolo Machiavelli's career as a diplomat, during a particularly turbulent time in Italian history. 

The Book has been self-published via Amazon and is available as eBook and Paperback - 406 pages - released in November 2020.

About the Book

Young diplomat Niccolò Machiavelli combines forces with artist and engineer Leonardo da Vinci to thwart the ambitions of a ruthless warlord to dominate Italy.

Florence, 1498. The long rule of the Medici is over and a new regime has emerged from the turbulence, a genuine republic of the people. But Florence is weak and threatened by a new warlord who is rampaging across central Italy—Cesare Borgia.

Niccolò Machiavelli is young and inexperienced when he becomes second secretary of the Florentine chancellery, but he is destined to become his city’s leading diplomat. As he tries to counter the Borgia threat, Machiavelli is plunged into the grim realities of power politics, negotiates with kings and popes, and learns that no one can be trusted.

In the tradition of Hilary Mantel, this is the story of a skilled diplomat whose name has become a byword for treachery and double dealing.

The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Wow, great read. One of my favourite books of the year. Very enjoyable and educational. As good as his first about William Shakespeare. I hope to see a third book from Anthony soon. Highly recommended!" - Peter Mahler

- "Wildman has captured the true spirit of Machiavelli as a diplomat and participant in the Florentine Republic turmoil. He makes reading history enjoyable. It’s a lot easier to read than the Prince and you get almost as much understanding of his approach to politics [...]"  - Ralph Simpfendorfer

- "[...] Wildman also really fleshes out his characters, the settings, and the plot, so you feel like you are actually present as the action takes place. I was seriously impressed, and found myself wishing that the book would go on much longer. [...], definitely one of the best books that I have read this year (and there have been over 120 of them)! You won't go wrong with selecting this book to read!" - Old Warden

About the Author

Author Anthony R. Wildman
Author Anthony R. Wildman
Melbourne-based writer Anthony R. Wildman was born in England and migrated to Australia with his family in 1967. He grew up and was educated in South Australia, where he acquired a degree in history and politics from the University of Adelaide, which was the start of a lifelong fascination with both subjects.

After a career in business that saw him working in the oil industry, banking and finance, business services and management consulting, Anthony has embarked on a new phase of his life as a writer and novelist.

Though his long-term home is in Melbourne, Australia, he has journeyed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and America, satisfying his love of travel and new experiences.

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Link to the Paperback The Diplomat of Florence on Amazon

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The Diplomat of Florence (Anthony R. Wildman)

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