The Devil's Queen

  • von Jeanne Kalogridis
  • Sprecher: Kate Reading
  • 18 Std. 3 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history: blamed for the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in which hundreds of innocents died. What motivated this Renaissance woman who was born of Florence's most powerful family, and one day came to rule France? In her latest historical fiction bestseller, Jeanne Kalogridis tells the story of Caterina, a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games. Left a fabulously rich heiress, imprisoned and threatened by her family's enemies, she was finally married off to a handsome prince of France. Overshadowed by her husband's mistress, the conniving Diane de Poitiers, and now consort to a King, Catherine resorted to sorcery to win his love, enhance her fertility and foil her enemies. Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court, and Catherine's visions induced by the black arts, Kalogoris reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henry, and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne.

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Brilliant and gripping.

I loved the book. I even googled all the dates and names in it and it sticks to true history. I can only recommend it and you will definitely not be disappointed!!
A fantasic combination of history and a fine novel.
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- H. Anja

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 21.07.2009
  • Verlag: Macmillan Audio