The Serpent and the Pearl, Kate Quinn
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The Serpent and the Pearl

Author: Kate Quinn

Series: A Novel of the Borgias #1

Narrator: Leila Birch, Maria Elena Infantino, Ronan Vibert

Unabridged: 16 hr 39 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Published: 08/06/2013

Genre: Fiction - Historical

Synopsis

One powerful family holds a city, a faith, and a woman in its grasp—from the national bestselling author of Daughters of Rome and Mistress of Rome.

Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous—or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web…

Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for Pope—and passionately in love with her.

Two trusted companions will follow her into the Pope's shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.

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About the Author

The native southern Californian, Kate Quinn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. After earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Classical Voice, she wrote four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two other books staged in the Italian Renaissance. After her success with those first six books, she began writing in the 20th century with "The Alice Network" and "The Huntress".

Quinn claims to have always loved history and has said this about why........Too often we grow up thinking history is boring, dull, nothing but flat lists of dates and places. In my books I hope to show the life, the laughter, and the humanity that runs through our common past.

She lives in Maryland with her husband and two dogs.......and has never lost her love of opera, but has added action movies, cooking and the Boston Red Sox.

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