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Prince of the Clouds By Gianni Riotta

Prince of the Clouds by Gianni Riotta

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Summary

A rousingly romantic Mediterranean novel of love and war.

Prince of the Clouds Summary

Prince of the Clouds by Gianni Riotta

A rousingly romantic Mediterranean novel of love and war. World War II has just ended, and Colonel Carlo Terzo, a brilliant military strategist, retires to Sicily with his beautiful Russian wife Emma. There he spends long afternoons tutoring two young lovers - Salvatore, a poet, and the feisty, aristocratic Fiore. But the Terzo household becomes caught in a standoff between rebel peasants and the murderous private army of Fiore's malicious mother. Will Carlo finally be given the chance to measure his learning on a real battlefield?

Prince of the Clouds Reviews

'As intoxicating as a glass of fine Italian wine...Set in Sicily, it is so evocative you can almost smell the scent of olives, and love, in the air. But Riotta's novel is not just two love stories - it also contains one of the most thrilling battle sequences I've read in years, a fitting climax to a story so touching it fills my heart with pleasure just to write about it.' Daily Mail 'As romantic as Doctor Zhivago, as colourful as Garcia Marquez, Gianni Riotta writes with the vigour of a lover and the crisp knowledge of an academic...If only historians wrote like Riotta.' Observer 'A splendidly conceived entertainment delivered with style and wit.' Independent 'An entertainment proper for the thinking person...it works for Umberto Eco, it works for Indiana Jones, and now it works for Riotta: the rip-roaring romance with the scholarly plot.' Michael Pye, New York Times 'Even more enchanting than Louis de Bernieres's "Captain Correlli's Mandolin", Riotta's novel is a revelation.' Daily Mail

About Gianni Riotta

Gianni Riotta is a novelist and journalist. He has had two novels translated into English: 'Prince of the Clouds' and 'The Lights of Alborada'. He lives in Turin and New York.

Additional information

GOR004064206
Prince of the Clouds by Gianni Riotta
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2002-05-20
304
0007120036
9780007120031
N/A
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