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Poison In The Blood: The Memoirs of Lucrezia Borgia
     

Poison In The Blood: The Memoirs of Lucrezia Borgia

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by M. G. Scarsbrook
 

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1497, Renaissance Rome: As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace.

Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, Lucrezia learns that a dark truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her father and brother are willing to poison

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1497, Renaissance Rome: As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace.

Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, Lucrezia learns that a dark truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her father and brother are willing to poison their enemies.

Her family are murderers.

After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike.

Against a barrage of political intrigues, papal spies, and diabolical tricks, Lucrezia uses all her wits to defy her family and save her husband from assassination.

But as tragedy looms ever closer, and her plans gradually fail, she finds herself confronting an enemy far more sinister than she ever imagined…

Nonfiction Bonus Materials:
The Life & Legend Of Lucrezia Borgia

This additional eBook gather together all the crucial information needed for a study into the life of Lucrezia, including a detailed timeline, biographical profile, an extensive description of her life in Rome, and a discussion of the Borgia family's connection to poison.

Optimized for e-reader navigation, with a table of contents linked to every section, this bonus edition also features a broad collection of texts about Lucrezia and her notorious family.

Included Inside:
- Lucretia Borgia: According To Original Documents and Correspondence of Her Day by Ferdinand Gregorovius
- The Borgias by Alexander Dumas (from 'Celebrated Crimes')
- The Life of Cesare Borgia by Rafael Sabatini
- Lucrezia Borgia, libretto by Felice Romani for the Opera by Gaetano Donizetti (in Italian)
- Encyclopedia Britannica articles (11th edition) on Lucrezia Borgia and Cesare Borgia
- Love Letter From Pietro Bembo to Lucrezia Borgia

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011132278
Publisher:
M. G. Scarsbrook
Publication date:
11/05/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,154,984
File size:
987 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

M. G. Scarsbrook is the author of two historical novels and the editor of four literary collections. Since 2011 his books have sold more than 25,000 copies worldwide and been translated into five languages. English editions of his work are sold in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats at all major online bookstores. A member of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Authors, he lives in the UK and is working on the next book in the West End Murders series. To learn more, please visit his website: www.mgscarsbrook.com

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Poison In The Blood: The Memoirs Of Lucrezia Borgia 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
TWMANGROVE More than 1 year ago
I love the renaissance period, and the idea of a mystery like this, set amid the world of the Borgias, is practically irresistible. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel's cast of colorful characters - particularly Lucrezia's husband, the gentle, silly Alfonso; and also Machiavelli, the brutally honest but witty political adviser to Lucrezia. The character I loved the most was Lucrezia herself - she is a fun narrator, smart and strong, and could potentially be the spunky heroine of a present-day story. The suspense and drama running through the novel was also well-written. The action moves quickly and the scene setting is vivid. The author clearly has a good understanding of the time period, with an eye for the spectacle and flamboyance that makes the renaissance so appealing. At last, a good, thrilling novel about the Borgias! Well recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I put off reading this book for a long time because I thought I needed to be in a serious mindset to digest a lot of historical facts often weaved into historical fiction novels. This book was anything but boring! It was a surprisingly fast read that had the right amount of romance, suspense and action. History was my least favorite subject in school, but after reading this book, it actually made me want to read more about the Borgias family. I even bought "The Prince" and started to watch The Borgias (Showtime series) because I just couldn't get enough! The supplemental historical information at the end was the perfect bonus to discern the fact from fiction in the novel. I was definitely surprised at some of the facts I read! Who would have guessed the 1500's could be so interesting?!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
historical innaccuracies, a pretty good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book. I was there with Lucrezia and would recommend it!
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This book was a quick read and hard to put down. I enjoyed the ride. More amazing is that the relentless twists and turns of deception and ruthlessness were based on real people.
AramisGA More than 1 year ago
History mixed with fiction. A must read for all adults. A very touching novel. would recommend M.G. Scarsbrook's work to all.
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maedchen More than 1 year ago
Wow, I have never had 500+ pages fly by so quickly. With or without a knowledge of the true history of the Borgia family, this book quickly draws the reader in and captures one's attention. Lucrezia is drawn between loyalty to her family and her own happiness and the reader keenly feels the dilemma she faces. Extremely well written and engaging. Anyone with even a modest interest in the renaissance period should put this on their list as a must read.
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Anthracite More than 1 year ago
Poor plot, no character development. Although based on historical events reads like a poorly thought out fantasy.