Madonna of the Seven Hills (Lucrezia Borgia #1)
In a castle in the mountains outside Rome, Lucrezia Borgia is born into history's most notorious family. Her father, who is to become Pope Alexander VI, receives his first daughter warmly, and her brothers, Cesare and Giovanni, are devoted to her. But on the corrupt and violent streets of the capital the Borgia family are feared, and Lucrezia's father causes scandal, livin...more
Jean Plaidy has written over 100 historical fiction books under several names (many as Jean Holt.) There are...more
But Jean Plaidy is always Jean Plaidy, writing as if she's telling a fairy tale but not sparing us any of the unsavory or unpleasant details. So of course she had to take on the infamous Lucrezia Borgia.
I've noticed a tendency, in Plaidy, to build the tale around the most popular anecdote about her subject known at the time, whether...more
Ali prije toga, evo ukratko o čemu se radi u knjizi. Za one koji ne znaju, „Madonna of the Seven Hills“ (na hrvatskom prevedena kao Gospa od sedam brežuljaka) govori o Lucreziji Borgiji, vanbračnom djetetu kardinala Rodriga...more
Plaidy's forward note which states "Only by judging the Borgias against their own times can they arouse our sympathy, and only if they arouse our sympathy can they be understood" is incredibly accurate, not just of this novel and the Borgias but of history in gen...more
After seeing the show about their family, I wanted to immerse myself in a juicy book about it, especially about Lucrezia, and I believe that's the reason I even reached the end of this book in the first place.
I was starved for a story about them, and as any starved person, at first, I devoured what was in front of me without giving it much thought but then, when I slowly became full, I realized how dull it was.
I kept on waiting for Lucrezi...more
Changed this to FIVE stars - and I downloaded the next installment immediately to my Kindle...
Madonna of the seven hills was the book I chose. It was nice to read historical fiction about someone I know very little about. I did not know where the story would be going. I enjoyed the story a lot and will be reading part II soon. However I do have some negative comments to mak...more
[ book 1 of THE BORGIAS Series ]
Copyright © 1958, 1974 by Jean Plaidy
Copyright renewed © 1986 by Jean Plaidy
Penerbit : Elex Media Komputindo
Alih Bahasa : Eka Budiarti
Cetakan I : Februari 2013 ; 488 hlm
Nama Lucrezia Borgia merupakan daya tarik tersendiri bagi penggemar kisah sejarah. Bukan saja karena ia merupakan keturunan keluarga Borgia yang memegang kekuasaan serta mengendalikan pemerintahan melalui Vatikan, Roma, tetapi juga permainan int...more
I found this a curious book. It reminded me partly of a high school history text book, carefully and elaborately explaining t...more
Two of Plaidy's novel...more
While the book follows the Borgiases from Pope Alexander VI to his 3 illegitimate sons, the focus is on his daughter Lucrezia. I...more
The Borgia family is quite the fascinating family. In fact, I even considered the name Lucrezia as one for my daughter. Maybe not the best thought, but it is a beautiful name.
Plaidy's writing is superb. She is a master at character development and immediately sucks you into the story. I have never been disappointed with her books. Al...more
The Borgia’s are such an interesting family, I loved the dynamic Plaidy portrayed between the brothers and Lucrezia, as well as their father, who loves them more than anything in the world. Alexander is just as co...more
Baca buku ini berasa kaya nonton serial, dramatis, penuh intrik, seru
sayangnya ternyata bersambung T____T
Jujur aja, belum terlalu kenal dengan keluarga Borgia, keturunan Spanyol yang berhasil menjadi Paus di Vatikan
beuuuh, meskipun Paus, bukan berarti orang benar-benar suci looh... buktinya
doyan pere' booo... punya anak haram juga
karena masih buku pertama, jadi kebanyakan sih tentang pengenalan tokoh-tokohnya,
dan Lucrezia-nya ga terlalu jadi fokus di sini, baru akhir-akhir agak keliatan
This was my first Plaidy that wasn't about the English monarchy, but it stuck to the same formula, and so was enjoyed. I don't know a lot about the Borgias, so any recommendations for good books about them would be appreciated.