June 30, 2013

Blood & Beauty

cover image of Blood & Beauty
The Borgias
Sarah Dunant

When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: He is a Spanish pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic politician must use his family--in particular his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia--in order to succeed. Fans of Showtime's series The Borgias will enjoy this majestic historical novel from the author of Sacred Hearts (2009).