The Borgia Betrayal (The Poisoner Mysteries #2)
Before the Tudors, there were the Borgias. More passionate. More dangerous. More deadly.
From the author of Poison, called “stunning”* and “a fascinating page-turner,” comes a new historical thriller, featuring the same intriguing and beautiful heroine: Borgia court poisoner, Francesca Giordano.
In the summer of 1493, Rodrigo Borgia, Alexander VI, has been pope for almo
Quatrième de couverture (désolée, je fais simple mais j'ai trop du mal à vous faire un résumé bien ^^)
Été 1493. Rodrigo Borgia, devenu Alexandre VI, est pape depuis près d’un an. Francesca, qui a joué un rôle crucial dans son ascension au trône de Saint-Pierre, doit à présent faire en sorte qu’il y reste. Empoisonneuse attitrée de la plus célèbre et dangereuse des grandes familles italiennes, notre maîtresse de...more
What is the mystery?
Anyway, getting beyond my bafflement at reading the name of the series, we get to my biggest issue with this one.
STOP. TELLING. ME. HOW. TO. FEEL.
I started exclaiming out loud every time the main character told me how I must be judging her, or must be feeling this way about her or must be thinking this thing. There were a lot of exclamations. I had to avoi...more
I have to preface this by saying I failed to realize this was book 2 in a series but the synopsis grabbed me since I've always had this fascination about the Borgias. The book started out a little slow for me maybe because I had to figure out who was who, the relationships between them all and who could really trust each other. Once I got the lay of the land the story drew me in and after taking days to get through the beginning of the book I devoured the rest of it in two sittings.
The Borgia Betrayal is the second book in a series of books that outline the life of the Pope's poisoner, Francesca Giordano. I bought this book at Borders during their going out of business sale, so I had no idea that there was a book that came before this, but it works as a standalone book, as w...more
Her long-time fascination with Renaissance Italy and with the Borgias in particular has led her in this new direction. It corresponds nicely with her interest in botany as especially regards the poisonous plants flourishing all around us. Sara lives in the Northeast with her husband and a m...more