1492, Sancia d'Aragona, figlia del re Alfonso II di Napoli, viene data in sposa a Goffredo Borgia, l'ultimogenito del pontefice Alessandro VI, al secolo Rodrigo Borgia, uomo potente e corrotto che sogna di dominare l'Italia. Un matrimonio combinato che ha come scopo proteggere Napoli dalle ambizioni di Luigi di Francia, ottenere l'alleanza con la Spagna e ampliare il potere del Papa. A Roma Sancia si trova circondata dalla grandezza della Città Eterna, ma anche avviluppata in una stretta trama di intrighi. La temibile Lucrezia sarà sua alleata o nemica? E Cesare Borgia diventerà un amante appassionato o il suo peggior nemico? Sulle orme della storia, Sancia s'addentra in un difficile cammino scoprendo doti che non sospettava di avere. E per sopravvivere, dovrà diventare più spietata dei suoi avversari.
Sullo sfondo del Rinascimento italiano, Jeanne Kalogridis intreccia sapientemente subdoli intrighi di potere e torbide passioni, in romanzo che ha tutta la forza e la tensione di un thriller.
- ISBN: 8850245475
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 590
The history fanatic in me looks at The Borgia Bride and thinks, "Oh, God, people are actually being led to believe that this is historical fact. The reader is more than happy to join in with a "Oh, and the rest of it's bad, too." Like Philippa Gregory before her, Jeanne Kalogridis has the potential t Leggi tutto
Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrived in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. She finds herself involved with a family that is deceitful, immoral and scandalously corrupt. She falls in and out of love with Cesare, the eldest son. So many events take place that are well detailed te Leggi tutto
DNF'ed at 55%. Warning, there's a huge history rant in this review, but I'm so not apologising. Historical fiction has a lot of emphasis on fiction , and no book shows this more aptly than the trainwreck that is The Borgia Bride . Let me tell you the stark difference between this and other historical f Leggi tutto
I've been debating whether I should give this book 3 or 4 stars and I've decided on 4 because I really can't think of anything that I didn't enjoy about it. I loved the writing style and the characters, or in the case of many in this novel, loved to hate them. This is my first time reading about the Leggi tutto
One of my hobbies as a history student throughout high school and college was learning the sordid details of the corrupt ruling families of Europe. The Borgias of Italy were the epitome of fucked up, and I nearly peed myself when I saw the title of this novel at the bookstore. I enjoy historical fic Leggi tutto
"Incest. Poison. Betrayal. Three wedding presents for the Borgia Bride." Ok, not exactly light hearted reading for a New Zealand beach holiday! But I was drawn to the very attractive cover anyway! I did enjoy the start where Sancha is portrayed as a boldly curious youngster. Once Sancha is married t Leggi tutto
Adorei e recomendo sem reservas. Lindíssimo .... Não conhecia a Sancha de Aragão... Uma personagem histórica fantástica.
Her turlu entrika ahlaksizlik ne icin iktidar icin..Acikcasi dehset icinde okudum.
I will also do a video review here at my channel: http://www.youtube.com/magicofbooks In "The Borgia Bride" by Jeanne Kalogridis, Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly married to a member of the notorious Borgia family. Sancha earns the respect of the beautiful, but deceitful, Lucrezia Borgia, and a Leggi tutto
If you want to know why this book is so wrong by so many aspects, read this and this reviews and do yourself a favour: never pick up this book. If you want to know more about The Borgias, read Sarah Bradford's biographies on Lucrezia and Cesare or, if you want to pick up an historical fiction, read t Leggi tutto
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