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The Devil's Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici
The Devil's Queen A Novel of Catherine de Medici
Author: Jeanne Kalogridis
From Jeanne Kalogridis, the bestselling author of I, Mona Lisa and The Borgia Bride, comes a new novel that tells the passionate story of a queen who loved not wisely . . . but all too well. — Confidante of Nostradamus, scheming mother-in-law to Mary, Queen of Scots, and architect of the bloody St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, Ca...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312624149
ISBN-10: 031262414X
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 480
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3.9 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 2
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Jeanne Kalogridis gives a unique outlook on Cathrine De Medici, Queen of France, among other titles. I knew next to nothing concerning the history of this woman, so everything I read was new to me. Obviously the book is fiction, and is written as such, but in the same token, sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

I enjoyed this book because Ms. Kalogridis wrote unapologetically about the ruthless woman that controlled France for so many years. She threw in a bit of intrigue, a smidge of the dark arts, a few historical figures, and a tale was woven, that for me, was hard to put down.

This was my first book by this author, but I will definitely be checking out her others.
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What a fascinating, intriguing tale! This is the story of Catherine de Medici, the mother-in-law to Mary Queen of Scots. Catherine is a contemporary of Henry VIII's - it's a new and interesting perspective on a popular time in history. The story includes births, deaths, murder, war and the dark arts - a combination that does not disappoint! I would love to learn more about the French court. Another fun and interesting Kalogridis.
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This book was absolutely amazing! I picked up the book up and could not put it down except to sleep for a few hours. When I woke up opened it back up to finish the book. Wow wonderful story. I'm hooked with this author!
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I loved this book even though some parts were fiction. There are some surprises in it, especially at the end. Some of the historical events did happen, which as a history buff made it easier to read instead of some boring history book. I read the book in less than 10 days because I was so into it.

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