The Spring of the RAM (Paperback)
Vintage Books USA, 9780375704789, 496pp.
Publication Date: March 30, 1999
In 1461, Nicholas is in Florence. Backed by none other than Cosimo de' Medici, he will sail the Black Sea to Trebizond, last outpost of Byzantium, and the last jewel missing from the crown of the Ottoman Empire. But trouble lies ahead. Nicholas's stepdaughter--at the tender age of thirteen--has eloped with his rival in trade: a Machiavellian Genoese who races ahead of Nicholas, sowing disaster at every port. And time is of the essence: Trebizond may fall to the Turks at any moment. Crackling with wit, breathtakingly paced, The Spring of the Ram is a pyrotechnic blend of scholarship and narrative shimmering with the scents, sounds, colors, and combustible emotions of the 15th century.
About the Author
Praise For The Spring of the RAM…
"Always immaculate in her research, brilliant in character descriptions, [Dunnett's] is a style second to none." --The Washington Post Book World
"Like a literary Pieter Breughel, [Dunnett] reproduces history in all its grime and glory. . . . Nothing can prepare one for this novel's roller coaster ride of thrills." --The Christian Science Monitor
"The finest living writer of historical fiction"--The Washington Post Book World