|Pages/Publication Date:||384 / 2019|
Young Girolamo's life is a series of miracles: he can see demons and cast them out with the force of his will, and when he visits the deathbed of Lorenzo "the Magnificent," the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light. As Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. Despite the opposition of the Pope, Girolamo draws huge crowds when he preaches, and now he has become the most influential man in Florence. Retelling the life of Girolamo Savonarola as a work of speculative fiction, the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Among Others recounts how the mystic discovers the truth about himself at the most startling possible time, and this will be only the beginning of his many lives.