Black Death, The

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black_death_website Scheming Dukes, rival land barons and powerful ladies of court all add to the plotting and intrigue of these blade-drawing adventures!

Follow along on a string of Italian-set escapades in the late 1380s loosely inspired by the life of the real soldier-of-fortune Sir John Hawkwood.

For the first time in one volume is Marion Polk Angellotti's complete saga of the English mercenary, collecting the novel, Sir John Hawkwood (Adventure April-July 1911) and eight subsequent short stories that appeared in Adventure between December 1911 and July 1915.

Included are:

  • Sir John Hawkwood: A Tale of the White Company in Italy (novel)
  • An Intrigue in Padua
  • The Poisoned Peril
  • The Plot of Signor Salvi
  • The Day of All-Fools
  • Orders Gray
  • The Treason at Castel Guardia
  • The Cardinal's Sack
  • The Black Death


  • The afterword features a non-fiction piece by the author giving details of how she first learned of Hawkwood on a trip to Florence and what inspired her to write the series.


With an introduction by Doug Ellis.

"The Black Death" is an exciting read of adventure that is sure to entice and keep people reading."—MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW (Five Stars)

Read the Midwest Book Review write-up here.

Book Details

Title: The Black Death
Author: Marion Polk Angellotti
Genre: Adventure/Historical
ISBN: 978-1-928619-89-5
Price: $24.95 / Trade paperback / 248 pages
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