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.
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.