The Serpent and the Pearl (A Novel of the Borgias)
The Serpent and the Pearl (A Novel of the Borgias)
The Serpent and the Pearl (A Novel of the Borgias)

The Serpent and the Pearl (A Novel of the Borgias)

  • Publish Date: 2013-08-06
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Kate Quinn
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A gripping novel about historys most infamous familyThe Borgiasand an innocent girl pulled into their treacherous rise to power, from the USA Today bestselling author of The Alice Network.

Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuousor the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web

Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Popewho is passionately in love with her.

Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

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