In 17th-century Rome, connections are everything. But for 15-year-old Beppo Ghirlandi, an indentured servant accused of murder, there is nowhere to turn. By helping Caravaggio flee, Beppo might be able to stay alive.
Praise for Caravaggio: Signed in Blood:
“This is the kind of story I would have devoured as a teen. Rich in historical detail, it has everything—adventure on the high seas, romance, and vivid descriptions of the teeming streets and luxurious palaces of seventeenth-century Italy.” — GLEN HUSER, winner of the Governor General’s Award and author of The Runaway and The Elevator Ghost.
“The worlds of Renaissance Italy, fortress Malta and piracy in the Mediterranean are brought to life in this page-turner. My favourite historical read of the year, so far.” — SAVIOUR PIROTTA, winner of an Aesop Accolade for Firebird and author of Around the World in 80 Taes.
“Combining the timeless allure of action and young-love romance with the historically accurate and turbulent life of the painter Caravaggio, this story succeeds on all levels.” — starred review Kirkus
“A fast-paced, intriguing novel . . . highly recommended.” — starred review CM Reviews