The most beautiful woman in Rome, Lucrezia Borgia, was born into a
family--and a destiny--she could not hope to escape . . .
Fifteenth-century Rome: The Borgia family is on the rise.
Lucrezia's father, Pope Alexander VI, places his illegitimate
daughter and her only brothers, Cesare, Giovanni, and Goffredo, in
the jeweled splendor--and scandal--of his court. From the Pope's
affairs with adolescent girls to Cesare's dangerous jealousy of
anyone who inspires Lucrezia's affections to the ominous birth of a
child conceived in secret, no Borgia can elude infamy.
Young Lucrezia gradually accepts her fate as she comes to terms
with the delicate nature of her relationships with her father and
brothers. The unbreakable bond she shares with them both
exhilarates and terrifies her as her innocence begins to fade. Soon
she will understand that her family's love pales next to their
quest for power and that she herself is the greatest tool in their
From the inimitable pen of Jean Plaidy, this family's epic legend
with passion, intrigue, and murder--and it's only the beginning.
"From the Trade Paperback edition."
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