Why did I love this book?
The Colour Storm is set in Venice in 1510, where the Renaissance’s greatest artists are competing to be the first artist to get their hands on a mysterious new pigment, which is said will transform art forever but may only exist to drive them all mad.
I have honestly never read such an unusual and beautiful book. The author’s ability to evoke colour is incredible. Add to that a brilliantly written thriller full of ambition and rivalry and a complex love story, all set against a dankly gothic Venice, and it’s an absolute winner.