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Merchants of Milan

Book One of the Night Flyer Trilogy

By Edale Lane

Florentina, set on revenge for her father’s murder, creates an alter-ego known as the Night Flyer. Madelena, whose husband was also murdered, hires Florentina as a tutor for her children and love blossoms between them. However, Florentina’s vendetta is fraught with danger, and surprising developments threaten both women’s lives. 

Merchants of Milan is the first book in Edale Lane’s Night Flyer Trilogy, a tale of power, passion, and payback in Renaissance Italy. If you like gadgets and gismos, rich historical background, three-dimensional characters, and fast-paced action with a slow-boil lesbian romance, then you are sure to love this series. Buy this one of a kind novel today and let the adventure begin! 


Merchants of Milan received the 2021 Imaginarium Award for best Historical Fiction Novel. Order yours today and discover why readers are raving!


"Merchants of Milan was such a quick – yet delightful – read. It seemed like I had just settled in to read it when I turned to the last page. That’s how enthralling this read was." Blogger Cat of Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks

"Lane masterfully weaves history and fiction in a way that is interesting and gives the feel of being transported back in time."

"This was wonderful overall. It's mostly a masked vigilante super hero book, but it's set in sixteenth century Milan. There are also small steampunk elements and a sweet f/f romance, and the world definately needs more historical f/f romance. I need to read the next one yesterday."

"I was glad that it lived up to the expectations in my head. Not just the historical setting, the drama within the family and other merchants were beautifully narrated, the action sequences were brilliant too. There was no one -dimensional or extra character that did not serve his/her purpose in the story. It was one of the factors I would remember this book for. I could visualize them so easily and I really wished I could see this story as a show someday." blogger Pratibha of A Lot of Pages

“Even the most insignificant characters had such clear motivations and personalities, everyone feels so real, so alive."

A Book For History Lovers

Travel back to Renaissance Italy to witness great works of art such as da Vinici's "Last Supper;" learn about the Italian Wars, new discoveries and inventions, and a time when art, music, literature, and knowledge were not only awakened, but flourished. Milan was one of the largest cities in Europe - and one of the wealthiest. Where better to set our adventure?

Action and Romance

Imagine a super-hero using the technology of 1502, her wits, courage, and inventive genius gleened from Master Leonardo imself. She flies over the city, battles enemies, and falls in love with a beautiful widow - who happens to be the sister of one of the rich and powerful. 

A Word From The Author

"I have always admired Leonardo da Vinci, the quintessiential Renaissance Man, and I learned even more details about him researching this book. But Merchants of Milan is more than a romp through history - it is a story of love and hate, courage and fear, and one young woman's journey from innocence into a world cast in shades of gray. There are mysteries to solve, villians to bring down, mercy to be granted, and the joys of true love to be discovered. If you seek a fresh novel different from anything you've ever read, then you'll love The Night Flyer Trilogy!"



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