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From the author of Poison and The Borgia Betrayal, comes a new historical thriller, featuring the same intriguing and beautiful heroine: Borgia court poisoner, Francesca Giordano
Mistress of death Francesca Giordano—court poisoner to the House of Borgia—returns to confront an ancient atrocity that threatens to extinguish the light of the Renaissance and plunge the world into eternal darkness. As the enemies of Pope Alexander VI close in and the papal court is forced to flee from Rome, Francesca joins forces with her lover, the brilliant and ruthless Cesare Borgia to unravel a conspiracy that strikes at the heart of Christendom. But when a shattering secret from her past imperils her precarious hold on sanity, only Francesca's own courage and resolve can draw her back from the brink of madness to save all she values most.
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Poole weaves her complex tale like the finest silk. The story is both subtle and rich, enveloping her readers in the historical complexity of Renaissance Rome.Read Full Review of The Borgia Mistress
I figured out the big reveal long, long before anyone in the story managed to, which left me wishing that the mystery had been a little more complicated.Read Full Review of The Borgia Mistress
...a wonderful read, shedding light on a section of history I'd not read much about.Read Full Review of The Borgia Mistress
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