Sylvia Prince writes vibrant, fast-paced historical fiction. Her lush, action-packed novels bring the Renaissance to life. The Lion and the Fox throws Niccolo Machiavelli into the dangerous world of Florentine patricians, where he must risk his life to regain the favor of the powerful Medici family. The Zorzi Aff.... more
Sylvia Prince writes vibrant, fast-paced historical fiction. Her lush, action-packed novels bring the Renaissance to life. The Lion and the Fox throws Niccolo Machiavelli into the dangerous world of Florentine patricians, where he must risk his life to regain the favor of the powerful Medici family. The Zorzi Affair, a coming-of-age story set in seventeenth-century Italy, follows Zaneta Lucia Zorzi as she rejects an arranged marriage to pursue her true passion: science.
Sylvia holds a PhD in history—and loves the bizarre but true stories she has encountered over the years working as a historian. Did you know, for example, that in 1492 the pope received a blood transfusion by literally drinking the blood of three young boys? (It didn’t work—the pope and the boys all died.) Sylvia is a professor at a public university in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband and two spirited daughters. She and her sister, bestselling author of historical romance Emma Prince, love comparing notes and picking each other’s brains about all things historical.
Sylvia Prince's Projects
Belladonna--deadly, beautiful, and Renaissance Florence's best-kept secret.
They hide in plain si... more
Engaged to an Earl
An engagement she never wanted.
The Barrett family has fallen on hard times. An unwanted betrotha... more
Salem Mean Girls
My parents dragged me to Salem to have a “normal teenage experience.”
But Salem was anything but ... more
The Broken Blade (The Stolen Crown Trilogy Book 2)
The past can’t stay hidden forever. In Book Two of the Stolen Crown Trilogy, Caterina de' Medici and... more
The Lion and the Fox: A Novel of Machiavelli's Florence
Exiled, isolated, and depressed, Niccolo Machiavelli longs to return to power at any cost—but with t... more
The Medici Prize (The Stolen Crown Trilogy Book 1)
When a Medici princess would rather spy on her family’s enemies than marry one of them, her... more
The Stolen Crown (The Stolen Crown Trilogy Book 3)
The Medici have never worn a crown. Until now. But the secret of James Stewart's birth won’t only ch... more
The Zorzi Affair: A Novel of Galileo's Italy
In the rich world of Renaissance Venice, daughters are valuable commodities. But Zaneta Lucia refuse... more