Alla Corte Dei Borgia

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830429074
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Fine del XV secolo. L’Italia è divisa tra signorie, territori della Chiesa, repubbliche marinare, zone d’influenza di potenti e aggressivi vicini quali la Francia e la Spagna. Uno scacchiere dove insieme alle arti e alla poesia si coltivano l’intrigo e il tradimento. Al centro di tutto c’è la famiglia Borgia: Rodrigo, salito al soglio pontificio con il nome di Alessandro VI, Cesare, cardinale con ambizioni politiche, e Lucrezia, ambigua seduttrice. Da Firenze il monaco Savonarola invoca la fine del mondo, per tutto il paese si muovono eserciti mercenari. Sancia d’Aragona, erede del regno di Napoli, viene data in sposa a Goffredo Borgia, uno dei figli illegittimi del papa. Un matrimonio politico, di convenienza, che proietterà una giovane d’animo gentile, alla ricerca dell’amore, in un mondo di invidie e lussuria. Sancia dovrà scoprire a sue spese di aver ereditato dal nonno Ferrante un carattere combattivo, necessario per la sopravvivenza sua e di coloro che ama, tra i quali il fratello minore Alfonso, più ingenuo e meno smaliziato di lei, promesso sposo proprio a Lucrezia. Per potersi sottrarre alla trama di inganni e tradimenti, Sancia non può fare affidamento su nessuno se non sul suo stiletto e sulla canterella, il mitico veleno dei Borgia, unica arma in grado di sconfiggerli. Un romanzo storico appassionante, dove intrigo, amore e suspense s’intrecciano come nei migliori thriller.

La Regina Maledetta

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830428426
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La sovrana è sola nei suoi appartamenti. Ha congedato anche le dame di compagnia, contravvenendo a ogni etichetta di corte: l’incontro che sta per avvenire non deve avere testimoni. Perché l’ospite di Caterina de’ Medici, quell’ometto zoppicante dai lunghi capelli grigi, è messer Nostradamus, maestro dell’occulto. A lui Caterina vuol chiedere l’interpretazione dei sogni di morte che la tormentano sin dall’infanzia, a lui vuol chiedere una rassicurazione per il futuro dei propri figli, ma soprattutto da lui vuole una spiegazione sulla trentacinquesima quartina delle Profezie, che, ne è sicura, riguarda suo marito, Enrico II di Francia, destinato a morire giovane «di crudele morte». La risposta dell’astrologo è criptica, come le sue quartine: lui scrive quello che deve, ma non pretende di comprenderne il significato. Dentro di sé però Caterina conosce la verità, chiusa in quella perla insanguinata posata sul suo cuore: il destino non può essere ingannato, e il sangue versato chiama solo altro sangue... Chi era veramente Caterina de’ Medici? Figlia del casato più potente di Firenze, pronipote di Lorenzo il Magnifico, era davvero una sovrana spietata e dedita alle arti oscure, o solo una donna innamorata disposta a tutto per difendere l’uomo che amava e i propri figli?

The Borgia Bride

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007355416
Grandezza: 80,22 MB
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This sweeping historical novel tells the dramatic tale of that most intriguing of Renaissance women, Lucrezia Borgia.

The Inquisitor S Wife

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1250031516
Grandezza: 42,47 MB
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From Jeanne Kalogridis, the bestselling author of The Borgia Bride and The Scarlet Contessa, comes a tale of love, loss and treachery set during the perilous days of the Spanish Inquisition 1481 Seville: The Inquisition makes its first appearance in Spain. Its target: conversos, Christians of Jewish descent—specifically those who practice Judaism secretly in their homes. The penalty for "crypto-Judaism": Burning at the stake. Marisol Garcia, a young conversa, is hurriedly wed to Gabriel, a civil lawyer working for the Inquisition, in hopes that he will protect her. But she still yearns for the childhood love who abandoned her four years earlier, and she's shocked when he reappears suddenly at her wedding. When her father is arrested and tortured, Marisol finds herself caught between her love for him and her desire to save the lives of her people. After becoming a favorite of the ruthless Queen Isabella, Marisol discovers a dangerous secret about her former lover, Antonio, and finds herself trapped in a life-threatening web of intrigue. As the Inquisition's snares tighten around her, Marisol's love for Antonio and loyalty to her Jewish family is tested as never before... The Inquisitor's Wife reveals the real motivation behind the Inquisition, a frank glance at a "saintly" queen, and the struggles of a maligned people against crushing forces.

Catalogo Dei Libri In Commercio

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ISBN: 9788870755947
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Revue Des Etudes Italiennes

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The Hand Of Fatima

Autore: Ildefonso Falcones
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0385618344
Grandezza: 12,77 MB
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1564, Granada. The Moors have unsuccessfully tried to rise up against their Christian oppressors and have painted the town in victims' blood. Our hero Hernando, an Arab with a Christian father, is despised by the townsfolk and by his step-father for his 'tainted' heritage and banished to live in the stables. Hernando has an affinity with horses and becomes an expert muleteer. News of his special touch reaches the king of the Moors and he is appointed to fight the Christian troops sent by the Spanish king Philip II. He meets Fatima, a young girl with black eyes who will become the love of his life. But his step-father marries her instead and forces Hernando into slavery where he befriends many Christians. He hatches a grand plan to reconcile the two warring faiths - and the two halves of his identity.

Paradise Sky

Autore: Joe R. Lansdale
Editore: Mulholland Books
ISBN: 0316329355
Grandezza: 20,95 MB
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A Library Journal Best Book of 2015! A rollicking novel about Nat Love, an African-American cowboy with a famous nickname: Deadwood Dick. Young Willie is on the run, having fled his small Texas farm when an infamous local landowner murdered his father. A man named Loving takes him in and trains him in the fine arts of shooting, riding, reading, and gardening. When Loving dies, Willie re-christens himself Nat Love in tribute to his mentor, and heads west. In Deadwood, South Dakota Territory, Nat becomes a Buffalo Soldier and is befriended by Wild Bill Hickok. After winning a famous shooting match, Nat's peerless marksmanship and charm earn him the nickname Deadwood Dick, as well as a beautiful woman. But the hellhounds are still on his trail, and they brutally attack Nat Love's love. Pursuing the men who have driven his wife mad, Nat heads south for a final, deadly showdown against those who would strip him of his home, his love, his freedom, and his life.

An Uncertain Place

Autore: Fred Vargas
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 144646816X
Grandezza: 33,64 MB
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Three-times winner of the CWA International Dagger for Crime Fiction Commissaire Adamsberg has left Paris for a police conference in London, accompanied by anglophile Commandant Danglard and Estalere, a young sergeant. The city offers a welcome change of scenery until a gruesome discovery is made - just outside the gates of Highgate Cemetery a pile of shoes, all containing severed feet, is found. Returning to Paris, the three men are then confronted with the violent killing and dismemberment of a wealthy, elderly man. Both the dead man's son and gardener have motives for murder, but soon another candidate for the killing emerges. As Adamsberg investigates the links between these two unsettling crimes, he puts himself at terrible risk.

The Devil Will Come

Autore: Glenn Cooper
Editore: HarperCollins Canada
ISBN: 1443411442
Grandezza: 37,29 MB
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Elisabetta Celestino, a brilliant young archaeologist at work in Rome’s ancient catacombs, has discovered a unique pattern of astrological symbols on an underground wall. She feels sure that evidence of a previously unknown pre-Christian sect lies in an adjacent chamber, and is devastated when the Vatican refuses to support her excavation effort. Ten years later, a cave-in damages the vault, revealing a chamber full of human skeletons that share a disturbing anatomical feature. Elisabetta has joined an Augustinian order following the tragic end of her academic career, but unexpectedly finds herself in a race to solve the secret of the catacomb and prevent an apocalyptic event that threatens the future of humankind. Moving between present-day Europe, 1st-century Rome and Elizabethan England, The Devil Will Come is an exhilarating tale of a battle between the forces of good and evil that has been fought in the shadows through the centuries and across continents—and that both sides are willing to kill to keep secret.