The Scarlet Contessa by Jeanne Kalogridis audiobook

The Scarlet Contessa: A Novel of the Italian Renaissance

By Jeanne Kalogridis
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200107087

  • ISBN: 9798200107070

  • ISBN: 9798200107094

Runtime: 15.78 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Daughter of the Duke of Milan and wife of the conniving Count Girolamo Riario, Caterina Sforza was the bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles, and openly took lovers whenever she pleased. Her remarkable tale is told by her lady-in-waiting, Dea, a woman knowledgeable in reading the "triumph cards," the predecessor of modern-day Tarot. As Dea tries to unravel the truth about her husband's murder, Caterina single-handedly holds off invaders who would steal her title and lands. However, Dea's reading of the cards reveals that Caterina cannot withstand a third and final invader—none other than Cesare Borgia, son of the corrupt Pope Alexander VI, who has an old score to settle with Caterina. Trapped inside the Fortress at Ravaldino as Borgia's cannons pound the walls, Dea reviews Caterina's scandalous past and struggles to understand their joint destiny, while Caterina valiantly tries to fight off Borgia's unconquerable army.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[A] vividly rendered historical. Publishers Weekly

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Jeanne Kalogridis

Author Bio: Jeanne Kalogridis

Jeanne Kalogridis is the author of numerous dark fantasy and historical novels, including The Devil’s Queen, The Borgia Bride, and I, Mona Lisa. She lives with her partner in North Carolina.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 15.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English