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DOWNLOAD The Borgia Bride ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ ❮Reading❯ ➹ The Borgia Bride ➱ Author Jeanne Kalogridis – Incesto envenenamento traição Um fabuloso romance histórico ue nos transporta ao século XVI e ao coração do consulado da família BórgiaUma perigosa sedutoTem de esconder este segredo pois de outro modo arriscar se ia a perder a vidaApanhada nas malhas sinistras dos Bórgias reúne toda a sua coragem e recorre à astúcia para derrotar a família no jogo em ue esta é especialistaCombinando vividamente pormenores históricos e ficção A Noiva Bórgia é uma história arrebatadora de conspiração intriga sexual lealdade e suspen. This book got me so into the Italian Renaissance and its politics that after finishing I started watching the new Medici series on Netflix and from that I went into the Borgias Let's just say that watching that series after finishing this book was a real eye opener and fun watch LOL This book was my first introduction to the author and it was a beautiful one The book draws you in with a lush setting and characters that never fall neatly into evil or good I loved every aspect of itI don't read many works from the Italian Renaissance era; I think I need to rectify that ASAP after reading this one I felt like I experienced every moment with the characters From the sun dappled shores of southern Italy to the hustle and bustle of massive Rome to the deadly intrigues of both this book draws the reader into the past like a great historical fiction should The author pays attention to the little detail along with the grand historical eventsI love Sacha She's such a strong character with a great capacity to love and hate in eual measure She'll go to incredible lengths to protect the ones she loves and revenge those betrayed I love that she's as capable of murder as she is comfort; it's not often that we see one character with the capacity for both in eual measure Her uick intelligence bright political acumen and survival instinct round out her brilliant personalityAll the other characters that round out this gang of misfits also shine bright Cesare is one of those characters that you love to hate He's just as likely to stab you in the back as he is to be devoted to you In the end he's only looking out for numero uno All the other background characters are as three dimensional as Cesare and Sancha giving us a cast of strong personalities to carry off this intrigue filled storyWhile this is my first foray into the author’s works it won't be my last She has won me over with her lush historical setting and phenomenal characters She knows how to tell a suspenseful story while giving character development as strong a footing I would highly recommend this book to any lover of historical fiction especially lovers of the Italian Renaissance It got me interested into the source material and I can't find any better complement to a historical fiction than that

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Ia Bórgia Rodeada pela opulência da cidade e pela corrupção política trava amizade com a deslumbrante e pérfida cunhada Lucrécia cujo ciúme é tão lendário uanto a sua beleza Há uem diga ue Lucrécia envenenava as suas rivais em especial auelas a uem o seu atraente irmão César entregava o coração Assim uando Sancha é conuistada pelo charme irresistível de César. Incest Poison Betrayal Three wedding presents for the Borgia Bride Ok not exactly light hearted reading for a New Zealand beach holiday But I was drawn to the very attractive cover anywayI did enjoy the start where Sancha is portrayed as a boldly curious youngster Once Sancha is married to Joffre embarks on her affair with Cesare Kalogridis decides to make Sancha a handwringing hypocrite I found the book less appealing I didn't much like Dunant's Blood Beauty but I think Dunants portrayal of Sancha or Sancia as shallow promiscuous is likely to be closer to the truthKalogridis used some words that were strange to me but other than intuit I have found them all in online dictionariesSo all in all a slick read good fo rthe holidays But from the Philippa Gregory school of historical fiction where they don't let facts get in the way of a good storyEdit; I knew there was another thing that bugged meKalogridis includes an Aragon family tree at the start This shows Sancha's Uncle Fransesco as having died in 1484 when Sancha was eight But he was still playing a minor part in this novel when Sancha was in her teens Very sloppy

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The Borgia BrideIncesto envenenamento traição Um fabuloso romance histórico ue nos transporta ao século XVI e ao coração do consulado da família The Borgia EpubBórgiaUma perigosa sedutora O seu impiedoso irmão E uma mulher inteligente e ambiciosa ue se interpõe entre ambos Sancha de Aragão uma mulher cheia de vivacidade chega a Roma recém casada com um elemento da mal afamada dinast. The history fanatic in me looks at The Borgia Bride and thinks Oh God people are actually being led to believe that this is historical fact The reader is than happy to join in with a Oh and the rest of it's bad tooLike Philippa Gregory before her Jeanne Kalogridis has the potential to write something interesting The prose is nothing spectacular it suffers from many historical fiction woes such as trite dialogue and flowery borderline ridiculous descriptions but it could do If she knew at all what she was writing about or how to write it Kalogridis' work would probably be enjoyable However what is either an inability to interpret history or in the Gregory manner a complete disrespect for it paired with awful characterization completely ruins what might have been a fun frothy readI get it this isn't a textbook she has a right to artistic license and so forth I understand the need to fill in holes where history is either unknown or a little to dry Who wants to read about every single one of Lucrezia's many pregnancies when we could gloss over a couple through time jumps or omission We don't need to count and flesh out all of Cesare's mistresses because well that would be a big task That said these are real people To slander their names without even an explanation in an author's note something along the lines of I took license with this and this and this is disrespectful to the dead Yes these people did live and die centuries ago but they lived and died Writers should not have to be historians What they do need to think about is some respect Particularly within cases where people like the Tudors and certainly the Borgias do not need further fiction scandal to make their already amazing stories interesting Kalogridis takes genuinely remarkable figures and turns them into caricatures And because she does not even bother to elaborate upon that she leads her readers to believe that at least some of this is rooted in factOur protagonist is Sancia of Aragon wife to Joffre the youngest of Pope Alexander's children with mistress Vannozza de Cattanei Sancia an incredibly sexually confident woman in real life who had very consensual affairs with both of Joffre's brothers Cesare and JuanGiovanni he's mentioned by either name but I'm referring to him as Juan for this review is reduced to a shrinking violet victim Why should I root for Sancia when she disgusts me unable to take any initiative and constantly used by the men in her life Yes you may argue that all women were used at that point in time Lucrezia Borgia was a pawn however she used her influence over the men in her life to gain power and so Sancia is simply irritating She doesn't even try She's not a participant a villainous protagonist that would have been interesting and multi dimensional She's a bystander wringing her hands and gasping at the hideous Borgias' exploits That is when she's not swooning over Cesare; her ability to both despise and love him isn't conflicted; it's childish Why not have her embrace one or the other I would guess that it's because Kalogridis doe not know how to sell a truly dark protagonist Of course Sancia suffers from other typical historical fiction heroine problems Note that she is pointed out in her own voice to be prettier than legendary beauty Lucrezia; note that she manages to make even the most terrible Cesare fall in love with her not to mention Rodrigo's completely fictionalized attraction and Juan's obsession It's so boringNow as for the Borgia clan themselves Their complete lack of dimension they are either villains or victims without a shred of gray makes them appalling as either antagonists or protagonists Rodrigo a pope with cunning and known love for his family is reduced to being a molester and rapist Kalogridis unsurprisingly gives way to the fabricated rumors that he had a sexual relationship with his daughter Lucrezia Which was one of the greatest lies of history with no basis At this point in the book I was not at all shockedJuan and Sancia's affair is treated as some sort of rape scene to avoid casting our heroine as a slut But I don't care about that as much as I care about deciding whose character is assassinated Lucrezia or Cesare Borgia's Their relationship which was one of non physical unintentional and unconditional love in real life beautiful rather than incestuous is depicted here as another rape Why We can't rehabilitate terrible Lucrezia Borgia without completely ignoring the darker aspects of her life can we Lucrezia didn't sleep with her brother; she did have a closer relationship with him than what can be called normal and rather than dealing with what is an amazingly complex relationship Kalgridis washes it over as some one sided posession A sort of thing that is of course nothing next to Cesare's love for Sancia His strong sister the one person who had any real influence over his life is transformed into a uivering submissive thing who would have disgusted the real Cesare and all of her contemporariesCesare by the way was not a good man Unlike his sister he was not for the most part betrayed by history books Kalogridis still manages to ruin his character He's a lovestruck teenager one second a monster the next But he never forgets to love Sancia right Gone is the man who inspired Machiavelli's The Prince One must wonder how Cesare managed to get this far if all he talks about is loving Sancia or being rebellious or making his sister his ueen By the way if I read one passage about his smirks or how darkly charming he is I will throw up The reality This is a man who is willing to kill his brother with no remorse He will also drop everything riding without stop for days to console his sister after the loss of her baby rub her feet and tell jokes to get her mind off of the doctors' visits He is someone capable of extreme love and extreme hate so why doesn't Kalogridis leap at the opportunity to tackle thatAs is the norm with Borgia fiction The Borgia Bride is a case of wasted opportunity And it was a waste of my time