The scarlet contessa: a novel of the Italian Renaissance

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What Philippa Gregory has done for Tudor England, Jeanne Kalogridis does for Renaissance Italy. Her latest irresistible historical novel is about a countess whose passion and willfulness knew no bounds-Caterina Sforza Daughter of the Duke of Milan and wife of the conniving Count Girolamo Riario, Caterina Sforza was the bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles, and openly took lovers whenever she pleased.Her remarkable tale is told by her lady-in-waiting, Dea, a woman knowledgeable in reading the "triumph cards," the predecessor of modern-day Tarot. As Dea tries to unravel the truth about her husband's murder, Caterina single-handedly holds off invaders who would steal her title and lands. However, Dea's reading of the cards reveals that Caterina cannot withstand a third and final invader-none other than Cesare Borgia, son of the corrupt Pope Alexander VI, who has an old score to settle with Caterina. Trapped inside the Fortress at Ravaldino as Borgia's cannons pound the walls, Dea reviews Caterina's scandalous past and struggles to understand their joint destiny, while Caterina valiantly tries to fight off Borgia's unconquerable army.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Biographical fiction, Borgia, Cesare, -- 1476?-1507 -- Fiction, European fiction -- Renaissance, 1450-1600, Historical fiction, Nobility -- Italy -- Fiction, Renaissance -- Italy -- Fiction, Riario, Girolamo, -- active 15th century -- Fiction, Sforza, Caterina, -- 1463-1509 -- Fiction
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title The scarlet contessa : a novel of the Italian Renaissance
title_display The scarlet contessa : a novel of the Italian Renaissance
title_full The scarlet contessa : a novel of the Italian Renaissance / Jeanne Kalogridis, The scarlet contessa: a novel of the Italian Renaissance [electronic resource] / Jeanne Kalogridis
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title_sort scarlet contessa a novel of the italian renaissance
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topic Audiobooks, Borgia, Cesare, 1476?-1507 Fiction, European fiction Renaissance, 1450-1600, Nobility Italy Fiction, Renaissance Italy Fiction, Riario, Girolamo, active 15th century Fiction, Sforza, Caterina, 1463-1509 Fiction
topic_facet Audiobooks, Borgia, Cesare, European fiction, Nobility, Renaissance, Riario, Girolamo, Sforza, Caterina