The third instalment in a prize-winning series charting the rise of the House of Medici as they become Masters of Florence and progenitors of the Renaissance.
Francis II, dauphin of France, is dead. Poisoned. And the royal court believe Catherine de' Medici to be the murderer. With the heir apparent dead, her husband Henry will now be the next King of France - and Catherine's family is known to stop at nothing in the pursuit of power.
But not yet queen and without an heir of her own, Catherine cannot be sure of securing her family's legacy. To ensure the conception of an heir, she will need to seek help from an unexpected ally: Nostradamus, the reclusive astronomer and purported seer. Dismissed by most as a charlatan and a heretic, she knows he will be her only hope in becoming a mother.
Amid court intrigues, betrayals and humiliations, Catherine now waits. She awaits the death of her father-in-law, King Francis, and the birth of a son to carry her name. For once she is queen, Catherine de' Medici's power will only grow.
But that power comes at a heavy cost, one she might ever regret.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 464
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm
'Strukul has a brilliant style and a rare imagination' Tim Willocks, bestselling author of Green River Rising.
'Matteo Strukul is one of the most important new voices in Italian crime fiction' Joe R. Lansdale, Edgar Winner for The Bottoms.
'Matteo Strukul has arrived with a bang. His historical saga, Medici, is a worldwide success' Il Venerdi.
'The story of a important dynasty, one made of conspiracy and betrayal. But also the story of the great cultural revolution of the Renaissance' La Repubblica.
'Writing that lives, pulsates and excites. This is a novel full of thrills and realistic dialogue, as well as a solid historical narrative' * La Stampa *
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I'm fascinated by everything related to the Medici family and I couldn't help requesting this ARC.
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“Very well written book”
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