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 »therine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history. In her latest historical fiction, Jeanne Kalogridis tells Catherine's story - that of a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games.
Born into one of Florence's most powerful families, Catherine was soon left a fabulously rich heiress by the early deaths of her parents. Violent conflict rent the city state and she found herself imprisoned and threatened by her family's enemies before finally being released and married off to the handsome Prince Henry of France.
Overshadowed by her husband's mistress, the gorgeous, conniving Diane de Poitiers, and unable to bear children, Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery to win Henry's love and enhance her fertility - for which she would pay a price. Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court, and Catherine's blood-soaked visions of the future, Kalogridis reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband, Henry, and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne.« less
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.