Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to those who see only a scheming harlot, and all the whispers about her brother, Cesare Borgia, never revealed the soul of the man who dances close with Violante.
But those who enter the House of Borgia are never quite the same when they leave-if they leave at all. Violante’s place in history will test her heart and leave her the guardian of dangerous secrets she must carry to the grave.
What Readers are Saying:
“Reading this book is like looking at every painting of Renaissance Italy you have ever seen. Full of dazzling colour, warmth, and vitality…Sarah Bower has done it again.”
“A richly satisfying historical novel.”
“Bower re-creates the world of the early sixteenth century unfailingly; the historical details of this novel are exquisite.”
About the Author
Sarah Bower is a literature development officer for Creative Arts East. She teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She was UK editor of the Historical Novels Review for two years until the beginning of 2006, when she stepped down to make more time for her own writing. She is the author of the forthcoming novel The Needle in the Blood.
- Paperback: 544 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (March 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402259638
- ISBN-13: 978-1402259630
WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK BEFORE IT IS RELEASED?
Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (NO PO Boxes)
The winner will be chosen by the most votes which will end on 2.11.11
Winner will have 24 hours to respond to email or the second place winner will get the book.
This giveaway is sponsored by SOURCEBOOKS and one copy is available.
Only one winner per household address!
This is a different sort of contest for me per the publisher’s request to “do something different”, so here we go:
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Since the Borgias were known for there murderous ways, post a comment with the best way to fictionally murder an enemy. Comments will end at midnight PST on 2.10 and then I will post a poll for everyone to vote on the best one. The best comment will win the copy!
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