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The Devil's ueen

The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Confidante of Nostradamus scheming mother in law to Mary ueen of Scots and architect of the bloody St Bartholomew's Day Massacre Catherine de Medici is brought to life by Jeanne Kalogridis the bestselling author of I Mona Lisa and The Borgia BrideBorn into one of Florence's most powerful families Catherine was soon left a fabulou. It is hard to make a ueen who shoulders the blame for a religious massacre sympathetic so Jeanne Kalogridis doesn t try Instead she goes the complete opposite direction Giving us an unsentimental ueen who would commit any atrocity to save herself or someone she loves Even as a girl she is already murdering and dabbling in black magic For those of you unfamiliar with Catherine de Medici the Italian born duchess was reduced to living in a convent after her family was deposed in Florence In a true Cinderella story she marries the second son Henry of King Francoise of France She ends up the ueen of France and though a mere figurehead during her husbands rule she has a great influence over the reigns of her sons Because Catherine ruled France during such a tumultuous time religious upheaval civil wars weak kings her reign was marked with political gaffes and intrigues the most notably The ST Bartholomew s Massacre leading to the deaths of tens of thousands of Huguenots French Protestants Never faltering and with clear determination Catherine meets rivals for her husbands heart and traitors seeking to claim the throne Kalogridis Catherine is decidedly evil which makes for entertaining story telling and is historically probable The author doesn t try to excuse any of Catherine s behavior but she does give us fictionalized back story to try and establish her motivations Since Kalogridis is prone to dramatics and excessive detail she s also known for a lively look into the family of Dracula let me say that if you re looking for historical accuracy this probably isn t your novel But if you re looking for a spirited read that enlivens history into Catherine s time The Devil s ueen is an excellent choice I thoroughly enjoyed itI d like to add that I was fortunate enough to pick up the audio version read by Kate Reading Reading delivers a commanding ueen and is pure magic to listen to The French words are pronounced perfectly to my English ears and her pacing is spot on 3052 in law to Mary ueen of Scots and architect of the bloody St Bartholomew's Day Massacre Catherine de Medici Intégrale Gunnm Last Order Other Stories is brought to life by Jeanne Kalogridis the bestselling author of I Mona Lisa and The Borgia BrideBorn Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet into one of Florence's most powerful families Catherine was soon left a fabulou. 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The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB To win Henri's love and enhance her fertility for which she would pay a price Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court and Catherine's blood soaked visions of the future Kalogridis reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henri and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne. Historical novels written from the perspective of an actual historical figure can be a hit and miss Depending on how much is known about that person s life the author may have a lot or very little to go on As with any historical fiction depicting a real life figure there may be some assumptions andor embellishments about events in said figure s lifeThis novel is written from the first person perspective which can be very interesting when done right Even with letters from that person or firsthand accounts of said person it is next to impossible to know what a person really thought or felt about any situation it takes a careful hand to present a realistic portrayal of how a historical figure may have felt about what was happening around them or how they viewed themselvesI think the author did a good job of presenting a realistic POV for Catherine de Medici and her reactions to certain events of her life such as her husband s infidelities or what happened with her children The magic aspect when it came to her children certainly was an intriguing bit of fantasy from the author but one that could fit in real life I was not sure how to feel about the revelation of the Prince of Navarre as there is nothing to support that However I will say that within the other fantasy the author put in the book it was an intriguing plot point I can only say that while you can enjoy this book make yourself aware of what is pure fictionThe author s notes at the back of the book give a good bit of historical context and actually led me to do research on my own Though with the death of all four of Catherine s sons the fourth son not mentioned in this novel predeceased his older brother so Edouard s death really did end the Valois dynasty the House of Valois may have come to an end but Catherine de Medici s descendants continued through her daughters so she is still the ancestor of many notable figures including royalty or their spouses of various countries

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The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Sly rich orphan Violent conflict tore apart the city state and she found herself imprisoned before finally being released and married off to the handsome Prince Henri of France Overshadowed by her husband's mistress the gorgeous conniving Diane de Poitiers and unable to bear children Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery. Frieda Leonie has written an excellent history of Catherione de Medici based on deep research I gave it 5 stars and highly recommend it to people interested in Catherine de Medici and the Valois lineage of French rulers I have read a few reviews of Kalogridis s book on Goodreads and am afraid this historical novel The Devil s ueen A Novel of Catherine de Medici may be closer to a Philippi Gregory tale than to a historically based novel At first I decided not read it but to skim it With the starting of the TV soap opera casted and written program Reign I decided to read this book and finally assigned it 3 starsI finally read the novel The Devil s ueen in November 2013 It is an interesting book and has much of the history of Friedo Leonie s book The novel appears to be based on much of the documentation of this history with two large differences In the novel pages and pages are based on Catherine s meetings with astrologers and other students of magic throughout her life In the history it is barely mentioned and the characters of the astrologers and Nostrodamus are not mentioned In the novel the author says she only depicted 5 of the children because it would take up too much space to have the others born Ironically her history deals with the births and names of all Catherine s children on ONE PAGEIn contrast Leonie s is a real history full of facts relationships and events that filled the long life of Catherine de Medici who became ueen consort of France s Henri II and then was the ueen regent of three of their sons during the era of France s Religious Wars Fortunately there are numerous records letters and memoirs from this era This Italian descendant of the de Medici family was hard to marry off in France because she was not of royal lineage but from a merchant family The book begins with a summary of the Medici family but did not stress the contributions to the arts by the family especially Lorenzo The Magnificent Catherine herself continued the family history of sponsoring the arts Catherine de Medici was treated as an evil manipulative ueen and she certainly was manipulative including using her voice and statements to ingratiate herself when needed Childless for 10 years she then rapidly had 10 children and she made certain that her sons inherited the crown but she was the real ruler of France As Freida portrayed her the real period of evil was the Massacre on Saint Barthalomew s day in which Huguenots and Royal armies battled gruesomely under her rule Prior to that time she had led to many treaties that were intended to pacify the land Frieda distinguished the treaties that allowed for freedom of religion and later in Catherine s reign freedom of thought While Catherine was regent during their youth she continued to rule and advise her sons long after they reached a normal age of rule on their own 18 usually but contracts could set different ages While her Catholicism would have led her to support Mary ueen of Scots she and England s ueen Elizabeth communicated uite often and with respect near the end of Catherine s life I would urge anyone really interested in the Medici s this era and Catherine de Medici to read the interesting Frieda Leonie history rather than this novel But for an overview that is not too much diverging from history the Kalogridis novel is OK in my judgment It has enough untwisted content for 3 stars and the writing is interesting


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    review È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Jeanne Kalogridis The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB The life of Catherine de Medici was anything but ordinary Luckily for us this drama makes for solid historical fiction novels Jeanne Kalogridis focuses on this remarkable woman beginning with her childhood in “The Devil’s ueen”The pages of “The Devil’s ueen” instantly draw the reader in with an onslaught of exciting and dramatic events; resulting in a fast pace and compelling plot The problem with this inst

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Author Jeanne Kalogridis puts her own spin on the life of the infamous Catherine de Medici in The Devil's ueen Left orphaned and extremely wealt

  3. says: Read The Devil's ueen The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jeanne Kalogridis Ö 7 Summary

    Read The Devil's ueen The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB It is hard to make a ueen who shoulders the blame for a religious massacre sympathetic so Jeanne Kalogridis doesn’t try Instead she goes the complete opposite direction Giving us an unsentimental ueen who would commit any atrocity to save herself or someone she loves Even as a girl she is already murdering and dabbling in black magic For those of you unfamiliar with Catherine de Medici the Italian born duchess was red

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jeanne Kalogridis Ö 7 Summary Frieda Leonie has written an excellent history of Catherione de Medici based on deep research I gave it 5 stars and highly recommend it to people interested in Catherine de Medici and the Valois lineage of French rulers I have read a few reviews of Kalogridis's book on Goodreads and am afraid this historical nove

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Another book fed to the hungry KindleThis novel covers Catherine de Medici's life from her girlhood until shortly after the St Bartholomew's Day massacre The occult plays a heavy role in it; Catherine has visions from an early age and at a desperate time in her life resorts to an act of black magic that will have terrible repercussions for her and her familyOn the whole I enjoyed this novel which was told in the first person Kalogridis made

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    Jeanne Kalogridis Ö 7 Summary review È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Jeanne Kalogridis Read The Devil's ueen ‘“Madame’ he said gently “You and I understand each other well I think – better than the rest of the world understands us You and I see things others do not Too much for our comfort’” The words of Monsieur de Nostredame to Madame la Reine – Catherine de Medicis ueen Consort of Henry II King of France 1519 1

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Jeanne Kalogridis Ö 7 Summary review È eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ö Jeanne Kalogridis Historical novels written from the perspective of an actual historical figure can be a hit and miss Depending on how much is known about that person's life the author may have a lot or very little to go on As with any historical fiction depicting a real life figure there may be some assumptions andor embellishments about events in said figure's lifeThis novel is written from the first person perspective which can be very interesting when

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB I've been awfully spoiled recently with plucking books off my shelves that are awesome Warning there be some spoilers My knowledge of Catherine de Medici is very basic I know the vague outline of her life and reputation and always was a bit sympathetic to her because let's be honest she really did draw the short straw in life and made the mo

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB This is a historical romance and if you are a fan of this genre of novels I would recommend this book to you I am not a f

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    The Devil's ueen characters ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB DNF page 201I was just so bored

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