Juggling is easy—until you’re juggling two sides of a lethal vendetta. Florence, 1216: Corrado the Fool’s prank-for-hire began it, but where is it going to end? Florence’s noble families are up in arms, and Corrado is pressed into service by both sides against his will. A peacemaking marriage could still quiet the outraged factions, but that fragile alliance may crumble under pressure from an interfering woman, a scorned bride, and a demand for revenge. And only Corrado, the reluctant messenger, is in a position to see it all taking shape.
He doesn’t care who comes out on top, but he does care a lot about surviving and about protecting those he loves. He’d also like to prevent the enraged nobles from destroying his city. Will his famous wit and ingenuity be enough? Will anything?
Inspired by real events, A Thing Done tells of a hapless David caught between warring Goliaths. Corrado’s story makes it clear that the rich and powerful aren’t the only ones who can make history.