Catherine de Medici was one of history’s most powerful and influential women. To some, she was the ruthless queen who led France into an era of savage violence. To others, she was the passionate savior of the French monarchy. In this brilliantly imagined novel, acclaimed author C. W. Gortner brings Catherine to life in her own voice, allowing us to enter the intimate world of a woman whose determination to protect her family’s throne and realm plunged her into a lethal struggle for power.
From the fairy-tale chateaux of the Loire Valley to the battlefields of the wars of religion to the mob-filled streets of Paris, The Confessions of Catherine de Medici is the extraordinary untold journey of one of the most maligned and misunderstood women ever to be queen.
“The notorious Catherine de Medici emerges as a flesh-and-blood woman in this masterful recounting of her life.” (Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author)
“Remarkably thoughtful in its insight into an unapologetically ruthless queen.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Gortner breathes…life into his queen. Historical fiction fans will appreciate the vivid details of Renaissance France.” (Library Journal)
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Great author and fabulous narration
Pretty good but historical details are terrible
- Rania Melhem