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Serpent and the Pearl

by Kate Quinn

Serpent and the Pearl Synopsis

One powerful family holds a city, a faith, and a woman in its graspfrom the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome.Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuousor the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous webVivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Popeand passionately in love with her.Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781101928462
Publication date: 6th August 2013
Author: Kate Quinn
Publisher: Books on Tape Books on Tape
Format: eBook
Categories: Historical fiction,

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