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The Devil's Queen

A Novel of Catherine de Medici

Jeanne Kalogridis

St. Martin's Griffin

Confidante of Nostradamus, scheming mother-in-law to Mary, Queen 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 Bride.

Born into one of Florence’s most powerful families, Catherine was soon left a fabulously 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 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.

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Praise for The Devil’s Queen

“Kalogridis nails the palace intrigue and lush pageantry of the Renaissance.”—Publishers Weekly

“Kalogridis puts a human face on one of the most reviled women in history.” —Booklist

“A sweeping, dynamic novel of a woman who was both powerful and powerless in the life she lived. . . . Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Devil’s Queen is a giant of a novel about a giant of a woman.” —Romance Reviews Today

“I enjoyed the book immensely. . . . It is very well written and well worth the time it will take to read. Be sure to have enough time to sit and actually get into it . . . it will keep you enthralled.”—NightOwlRomance.com

Praise for The Borgia Bride

“From sexual passion to mortal danger, the dramatic shift of real historical events will keep the reader turning the pages.” —Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl

“Entertaining.” —USA Today

Praise for I, Mona Lisa

“Kalogridis’s fevered bodice ripper invents a passionate woman behind La Gioconda’s enigmatic smile.” —Publishers Weekly

 

Praise for The Devil’s Queen

“Kalogridis nails the palace intrigue and lush pageantry of the Renaissance.”—Publishers Weekly

“Kalogridis puts a human face on one of the most reviled women in history.” —Booklist

“A sweeping, dynamic novel of a woman who was both powerful and powerless in the life she lived. . . . Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Devil’s Queen is a giant of a novel about a giant of a woman.” —Romance Reviews Today

“I enjoyed the book immensely. . . . It is very well written and well worth the time it will take to read. Be sure to have enough time to sit and actually get into it . . . it will keep you enthralled.”—NightOwlRomance.com

Praise for The Borgia Bride

“From sexual passion to mortal danger, the dramatic shift of real historical events will keep the reader turning the pages.” —Philippa Gregory, author of The Other Boleyn Girl

“Entertaining.” —USA Today

Praise for I, Mona Lisa

“Kalogridis’s fevered bodice ripper invents a passionate woman behind La Gioconda’s enigmatic smile.” —Publishers Weekly

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jeanne Kalogridis

  • Jeanne Kalogridis lives with her partner on the West Coast, where they share a house with two dogs. She is the author of The Borgia Bride, The Scarlet Contessa, and other dark fantasy and historical novels. Born in Florida, Kalogridis has a B.A. in Russian and a master’s in linguistics, and taught English as a second language at The American University for eight years before retiring to write full-time.
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    A Novel of Catherine de Medici

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