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    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 Queen.The pages of The Devil s Queen instantly draw the reader in with an onslaught of exciting and dramatic events r...


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    Author Jeanne Kalogridis puts her own spin on the life of the infamous Catherine de Medici in The Devil s Queen Left orphaned and extremely wealthy, Catherine s early life was marred by revolts among the Florentines against the de Medicis Once the revolts are over her hopes to rule Florence are forever dashed when her uncle the Pope marries her off to Henri, the second son of the French King Disenchanted with Catherine, Henri soon turns to the older Diane de Poitiers for comfort and the child Author Jeanne Kalogridis puts her own spin on the life of the infamous Catherine de Medici in The Devil s Queen Left orphaned and extremely wealthy, Catherine s early life was marred by revolts among the Florentines against the de Medicis Once the revolts are over her hopes to rule Florence are forever dashed when her uncle the Pope marries her off to Henri, the second son of the French King Disenchanted with Catherine, Henri soon turns to the older Diane de Poitiers for comfort and the childless Catherine becomes increasingly desperate to conceive a child before she is cast aside and that includes resorting to charting the stars and casting spells Henri s older brother dies leaving him heir to the crown and Catherine destined to be Queen, although de Poitiers is the one who will remain the power behind the throne Despite success at finally conceiving thanks to the black arts , the predictions of Nostradamus a...


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    It is hard to make a Queen 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 Queen 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 I It is hard to make a Queen 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 Queen 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 Queen 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 pol...


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    E un roman incredibil Mi a placut mult, l am citit fara sa ma pot desprinde de el, cu toate astea spre sfarsit am incetinit ritmul fiindca nu vroiam sa se termine Am scris mai multe pe blog


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    Another book fed to the hungry Kindle This 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 family.On the whole, I enjoyed this novel, which was told in the first person Kalogridis made Catherine sympathetic, for all of her flaws, an Another book fed to the hungry Kindle This 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 family.On the whole, I enjoyed this novel, which was told in the first person Kalogridis made Catherine sympathetic, for all of her flaws, and the writing is quite vivid I also liked the portrait of her husband and of the bitchy little Mary, Queen of Scots.Catherine s visions, with all of the foreshadowing they entailed, became tedious after a while as Catherine repeatedly learned that Something Really Bad was going to happen, I found myself muttering, Well, let s get it over with, shall we When Something Really Bad finally did happen, i.e., the massacre, it a...


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    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 Queen 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 Wit 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 Queen A Novel of Catherine de Medici may be closer to a Philippi Gregory tale than to a histor...


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    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, Queen, Consort of Henry II, King of France 1519 1589 to Catherine during one of his visits before being removed for an astrologer.The Devil s Queen was fond of astrology and much of her life, Catherine De Medici practiced the art w 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, Queen, Consort of Henry II, King of France 1519 1589 to Catherine during one of his visits before being removed for an astrologer.The Devil s Queen was fond of astrology and much of her life, Catherine De Medici practiced the art whenever possible Her childhood friend, Cosimo Ruggieri, was the son of Bernozzo a physician and psychic His date of birth is unknown, but appears to be about the same as Catherine and both are from Florence Cosimo, the magician, would play a deep and abiding role in Cathrine s entire life From amulets to spells, Cosimo watched over and loved Catherine from afar for most of his life.This version of Cat...


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    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 fan and for that reason I did not finish the book It starts out with Catherine Medici as a 8 year old in Florence and I managed to read through the trials and tribulations of her childhood I am not sure how accurate the story is and through to the start of her marriage Not having finished the book I cannot say at wha...


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