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The Devil's Queen

A Novel of Catherine de Medici

Jeanne Kalogridis, read by Kate Reading

Macmillan Audio

Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history: blamed for the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in which hundreds of innocents died. What motivated this Renaissance woman who was born of Florence’s most powerful family, and one day came to rule France?

In her latest historical fiction bestseller, Jeanne Kalogridis tells the story of Catherine, a tender young girl, destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian games. Left a fabulously rich heiress, imprisoned and threatened by her family’s enemies, she was finally married off to a handsome prince of France.

Overshadowed by her husband’s mistress, the conniving Diane de Poitiers, and now consort to a King, Catherine resorted to sorcery to win his love, enhance her fertility and foil her enemies. Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court, and Catherine’s visions induced by the black arts, Kalogoris reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henry, and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne.

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  • Jeanne Kalogridis, read by Kate Reading

  • JEANNE KALOGRIDIS lives with her partner in California, where they share a house with two dogs. She is the author of the critically acclaimed The Borgia Bride, and I, Mona Lisa and other numerous dark fantasy and historical novels.

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    A Novel of Catherine de Medici

    Jeanne Kalogridis, read by Kate Reading

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