A Portrait in Shadow by Jarvis, Nicole
Jarvis, Nicole

A Portrait in Shadow -- Nicole Jarvis - Paperback

Enter a sumptuous world of art and magic in 17th-century Florence as Artemisia Gentileschi fights to make her mark as a painter and exact her revenge - perfect for fans of Alix E. Harrow, Elena Ferrante and Susanna Clarke.

When Artemisia Gentileschi arrives in Florence seeking a haven for her art, she faces instant opposition from the powerful Accademia, self-proclaimed gatekeepers of Florence's magical art world. As artists create their masterpieces, they add layer upon layer of magics drawn from their own life essence, giving each work the power to heal - or to curse. The all-male Accademia jealously guards its power and has no place for an ambitious young woman arriving from Rome under a cloud of scandal.

Haunted by the shadow of her harrowing past and fighting for every commission, Artemisia begins winning allies among luminaries such as Galileo Galilei, the influential Cristina de' Medici and the charming, wealthy Francesco Maria Maringhi. But not everyone in Florence wants to see Artemisia succeed, and when an incendiary preacher turns his ire from Galileo to the art world, Artemisia must choose between revenge and her dream of creating a legacy that will span the generations.

Author: Nicole Jarvis
Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
Published: 05/02/2023
Pages: 480
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 7.80h x 5.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781803362342

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 01/01/2023 pg. 72
Publishers Weekly 01/30/2023
Booklist 03/01/2023 pg. 35

About the Author
Nicole Jarvis writes historical fantasy novels. A graduate of Emory University with degrees in English and Italian, she lives in Georgia. Her debut novel was The Lights of Prague and her latest is a fantastical reimagining of the life of Artemisia Gentileschi in A Portrait in Shadow. Nicole loves listening to musicals, learning strange histories and thinking about the inner lives of superheroes, and tweets @nicolejarvis.

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