The Serpent And The Pearl

Author: Kate Quinn
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101624949
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One powerful family holds a city, a faith, and a woman in its grasp—from 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 virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web… Vivacious 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 Pope—and 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.

The Lion And The Rose

Author: Kate Quinn
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101636246
Size: 14,54 MB
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network comes the continuing saga of the ruthless Borgia family that holds all of Rome in its grasp, and the three outsiders thrust into their twisted web of blood and deceit… As the cherished concubine of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI, Giulia Farnese has Rome at her feet. But after narrowly escaping a sinister captor, she realizes that the danger she faces is far from over—and now, it threatens from within. The Holy City of Rome is still under Alexander’s thrall, but enemies of the Borgias are starting to circle. In need of trusted allies, Giulia turns to her sharp-tongued bodyguard, Leonello, and her fiery cook and confidante, Carmelina. Caught in the deadly world of the Renaissance’s most notorious family, Giulia, Leonello, and Carmelina must decide if they will flee the dangerous dream of power. But as the shadows of murder and corruption rise through the Vatican, they must learn who to trust when every face wears a mask…

Lady Of The Eternal City

Author: Kate Quinn
Editor: Berkley
ISBN: 0425259633
Size: 13,21 MB
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Challenged to keep the peace between her increasingly mad emperor husband and his warrior first love, Empress Sabina sees her son targeted by her husband's obsessions and conspires with her former lover and a spirited redheaded girl to save the Empire. Readers' guide included. By the national best-selling author of Mistress of Rome. Original.

The Firebrand Claws Of The Tigress The Pearls Of Bonfadini Historical Adventure Novels

Author: Max Brand
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026864573
Size: 13,83 MB
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Cracking The Code Of The Canon

Author: Diane Gilbert Madsen
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1780929722
Size: 20,21 MB
Format: PDF
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Diane Gilbert Madsen's new book from MX Publishing, Cracking the Code of the Canon, breaks the Canon wide open to offer a totally unique and different way of looking at Holmes and Watson and all the stories in the Canon you know and enjoy. It was written by lifelong Sherlockian and award winning mystery author Diane Gilbert Madsen (The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper; Hunting for Hemingway; and A Cadger's Curse.). She brings her amusing style to a remarkable overview of the Canon that will intrigue Sherlockian novices and aficionados alike. Her very readable and entertaining take on the Sherlock Holmes approach to crime, criminals, victims and justice may alter many of your views of the Canon. Statistics can be fun when they relate to Sherlockian lore.

The Athenaeum

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Mistress Of Rome

Author: Kate Quinn
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101186631
Size: 10,41 MB
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The first in an unforgettable historical saga from the New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. “So gripping, your hands are glued to the book, and so vivid it burns itself into your mind’s eye and stays with you long after you turn the final page.”—Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author First-century Rome: One young woman will hold the fate of an empire in her hands. Thea, a captive from Judaea, is a clever and determined survivor hiding behind a slave’s docile mask. Purchased as a toy for the spoiled heiress Lepida Pollia, Thea evades her mistress’s spite and hones a secret passion for music. But when Thea wins the love of Rome’s newest and most savage gladiator and dares to dream of a better life, the jealous Lepida tears the lovers apart and casts Thea out. Rome offers many ways for the resourceful to survive, and Thea remakes herself as a singer for the Eternal ’City’s glittering aristocrats. As she struggles for success and independence, her nightingale voice attracts a dangerous new admirer: the Emperor himself. But the passions of an all-powerful man come with a heavy price, and Thea finds herself fighting for both her soul and her destiny. Many have tried to destroy the Emperor: a vengeful gladiator, an upright senator, a tormented soldier, a Vestal Virgin. But in the end, the life of Rome’s most powerful man lies in the hands of one woman: the Emperor’s mistress.


Author: Ivan Cloulas
Editor: Dorset Press
ISBN: 9780880298063
Size: 20,97 MB
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Their wealth exceeded the limits of imagination. Their political acumen and cunning inspired the genius of Machiavelli. Their influence on the Catholic Church was unparalleled. The story of the Borgias is truly extraordinary, filled with the intrigue and drama of men and women who gave free rein to their passions and scorned conventional morality.