Welcome back to another installment of Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here's a historical pick that I found out through the author. I like that there's hints of the supernatural and am interested to see where the author takes it!
Title: The King's Agent
Author: Donna Russo Morin
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
The King’s Agent is based loosely on the life of Battista della Palla-a patriotic plunderer, a religious rogue-of the 16th century, a lifelong friend to the great Michelangelo.
As the cloistered ward of the Marquess of Mantua, Lady Aurelia is a woman with a profound duty, and a longing for adventure. In search of a relic intended for the King of France, Battista and Aurelia cross the breathtaking landscape of Renaissance Italy. Clues hide in great works of art, political forces collide, secret societies and enemies abound, and danger lurks in every challenge, those that mirror the passages of Dante's Divine Comedy. It is an adventurous quest with undercurrents of the supernatural, powers that could change the balance of supremacy throughout Europe.