The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis


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    Jeanne Kalogridis ✓ 8 Read The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis The life of Catherine de Medici was anything but ordinary Luckily for us this drama makes for solid historical fiction novels Jeanne Kalogrid

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    Free read The Devil's Queen The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Jeanne Kalogridis Author Jeanne Kalogridis puts her own spin on the life of the infamous Catherine de Medici in The Devil's ueen Left orphaned and extremely wealthy Catherine's early life was marred by revolts among the Florentines against the de Medicis Once

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    The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis It is hard to make a ueen who shoulders the blame for a religious massacre sympathetic so Jeanne Kalogridis doesn’t try Instead she goes the complete opposite direction Giving us an unsentimental ueen who would c

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    The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis Frieda Leonie has written an excellent history of Catherione de Medici based on deep research I gave it 5 stars and highly recommend it to people interested in Catherine de Medici and the Valois lineage of French rulers I have read a few reviews of Kalogridis's book on Goodreads and am afraid this historical novel The Devil's ueen A Novel of Catherine de Medici may be closer to a Philippi Gregory tale than to a

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    The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis Another book fed to the hungry KindleThis novel covers Catherine de Medici's life from her girlhood until shortly after the St Bartholomew's Day massacre The occult plays a heavy role in it; Catherine has visions from an early age and at a desperate time in her life resorts to an act of black magic that will have terrible repercussions for her and her familyOn the whole I enjoyed this novel which was told in the first pe

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    The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis Historical novels written from the perspective of an actual historical figure can be a hit and miss Depending o

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    The Devil's Queen (E–book/E–pub) Ñ Jeanne Kalogridis This is a historical romance and if you are a fan of this genre of novels I would recommend this book to you I am not a fan and for that reason

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The writing is uite vivid I also liked the portrait of her husband and of the bitchy little Mary ueen of ScotsCatherine s visions with all of the oreshadowing they entailed became tedious after a while as Catherine repeatedly learned that Something Really Bad was going to happen I ound myself muttering Well let s get it over with shall we When Something Really Bad inally did happen ie the massacre it almost "Seemed Anticlimatic As If The Author Who D Been Uite "anticlimatic as if the author who d been uite up to then suddenly ran out of steamThat aside this novel did keep my Kindle lipping and I enjoyed getting yet another perspective on Catherine and the French court during this period Historical novels written rom the perspective of an actual historical igure can be a hit and miss Depending on how much is known about that person s life the author may have a lot or very little to go on As with any historical iction depicting a real life igure there may be some assumptions andor embellishments about events in said igure s lifeThis novel is written rom the irst person perspective which can be very interesting when done right Even with letters rom that person or irsthand accounts of said person it is next to impossible to know what a person really thought or person it is next to impossible to know what a person really thought or about any situation it takes a careful hand to present a realistic portrayal of how a historical igure may have elt about what was happening around them or how they viewed themselvesI think the author did a good job of presenting a realistic POV or Catherine de Medici and her reactions to certain events of her life such as her husband s infidelities or what happened with her children The magic aspect when it came to her children certainly was an intriguing bit of antasy rom the author but one that could it in real life I was not sure how to eel about the revelation of the Prince of Navarre as there is nothing to support that However I will say that within the other antasy the author put in the book it was an intriguing plot point I can only say that while you can enjoy this book make yourself aware of what is pure ictionThe author s notes at the back of the book give a good bit of historical context and actually led me to do research on my own Though with the death of all our of Catherine s sons the ourth son not mentioned in this novel predeceased his older brother so Edouard s death really did end the Valois dynasty the House of Valois may have come to an end but Catherine de Medici s descendants continued through her daughters so she is still the ancestor of many notable igures including royalty or their spouses of various countries This is a historical romance and if you are a an of this genre of novels I would recommend this book to you I am not a an and or that reason I did not inish the book It starts out with Catherine Medici as a 8 year old in Florence and I managed to read through the trials and tribulations of her childhood I am not sure how accurate the story is and through to the start of her marriage Not having inished the book I cannot say at what point in Catherines life it endsI read this book hoping that it would be a regular historical iction novel that would tell me about the Medici amily It did not ulfill my hopes. The gorgeous conniving Diane de Poitiers and unable to bear children Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery to win Henry's love and enhance her ertility or which she would pay a price Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court and Catherine's blood soaked visions of the uture Kalogridis reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore or her husband Henry and her stark determination to keep her sons on the thro. ,
Reader will want to yell Get on with it Despite this slower pace readers will understand the events leading to the St Bartholomew Day Massacre with clarity However the conclusion is very anti climatic and the ending is weak and even slightly luffy Kalogridis does is very anti climatic and the ending is weak and even slightly luffy Kalogridis does a brief Author s Note in order to set some acts straight I stress brief so don t expect much detailEven though The Devil s ueen has some laws it is readable exciting and heavy on the history Kalogridis emphasizes politics so than the lusty love lives of royalty which is a relief The novel is much better than many of the HF novels currently available and is a suitable source on Catherine de Medici The Devil s ueen is recommended or all interested in Catherine and in this time period It is hard to make a ueen who shoulders the blame or a religious massacre sympathetic so Jeanne Kalogridis doesn t try Instead she goes the complete opposite direction Giving us an unsentimental ueen who would commit any atrocity to save herself or someone she loves Even as a girl she is already murdering and dabbling in black magic For those of you unfamiliar with Catherine de Medici the Italian born duchess was reduced to living in a convent after "her amily was deposed in Florence In a true Cinderella story she marries the second son Henry of King Francoise of "family was deposed in Florence In a true Cinderella story she marries the second son Henry of King Francoise of She ends up the ueen of France and though a mere igurehead during her husbands rule she has a great influence over the reigns of her sons Because Catherine ruled France during such a tumultuous time religious upheaval civil wars weak kings her reign was marked with political gaffes and intrigues the most notably The ST Bartholomew s Massacre leading to the deaths of tens of thousands of Huguenots French Protestants Never altering and with clear determination Catherine meets rivals or her husbands heart and traitors seeking to claim the throne Kalogridis Catherine is decidedly evil which makes or entertaining story heart and traitors seeking to claim the throne Kalogridis Catherine is decidedly evil which makes or entertaining story and is historically probable The author doesn t try to excuse any of Catherine s behavior but she does give us ictionalized back story to try and establish her motivations Since Kalogridis is prone to dramatics and excessive detail she s also known or a lively look into the amily of Dracula let me say that if you re looking or historical accuracy this probably isn t your novel But if you re looking or a spirited read that enlivens history into Catherine s time The Devil s ueen is an excellent choice I thoroughly enjoyed itI d like to add that I was ortunate enough to pick up the audio version read by Kate Reading Reading delivers a commanding ueen and is pure magic to listen to The French words are pronounced perfectly to my English ears and her pacing is spot on Another book ed to the hungry KindleThis novel covers Catherine de Medici s life rom her girlhood until shortly after the St Bartholomew s Day massacre The occult plays a heavy role in it Catherine has visions rom an early age and at a desperate time in her life resorts to an act of black magic that will have terrible repercussions or her and her amilyOn the whole I enjoyed this novel which was told in the irst person Kalogridis made Catherine sympathetic or all of her laws and. Story that of a tender young girl destined to be a pawn in Machiavellian gamesBorn into one of Florence's most powerful amilies Catherine was soon left a abulously rich heiress by the early deaths of her parents Violent conflict rent the city state and she ound herself imprisoned and threatened by her amily's enemies before inally being released and married off to the handsome Prince Henry of FranceOvershadowed by her husband's mistress. ,
The life of Catherine de Medici was anything but ordinary Luckily or us this drama makes or solid historical iction novels Jeanne Kalogridis ocuses on this remarkable woman beginning with her childhood in The Devil s ueen The pages of The Devil s ueen instantly draw the reader in with an onslaught of exciting and dramatic events resulting in a ast pace and compelling plot The problem with this instant bombardment of events is that there are many characters eatured without proper introductions and no genealogical table which will confuse those readers unfamiliar with the time period and igures involved Another issue with all of the constant revolving events is that the novel is told in irst person narrative and Catherine is not always at the rontlines of the action Therefore she always happens to be at the right place at the right time to overhear prime information or is eavesdropping walks into conversations etc This is distracting and also uite unbelievable concerning how the reality would have naturally occurred On the other hand Kalogridis presents a layered look at Catherine s life with vivid visuals instead of ocusing on historical luff Yes there are liberties taken but overall the novel is a rich insight into the history versus the iction making The Devil s
#Ueen A Very Strong Novel #
a very strong novel warning though one "Of The Central Themes "the central themes Kalogridis over exaggerates or shock value is one of magick and the occult which isn t appealing to all readers The Devil s ueen eatures broken chunks of missing time in Catherine s chronological life plus in her character development She jumps in maturity rom one chapter to the next but her growth psyche and inner eelings aren t explored A large number of major events occur but her possible reactions aren t revealed Although I like objective historical stances in HF novels it elt like Kalogridis didn t always understand her own character Surprisingly The Devil s it elt like Kalogridis didn t always understand her own character Surprisingly The Devil s is not overly predictable or with too much oreshadowing In act the novel is actually uite a page turner begging the reader to ind out what happens next It is simply a very gripping novel Although not or everyone heavy descriptive detail pleases me However Kalogridis sometimes expedites too much of it slowing the story in such a manner that perhaps her plot was stalled and she instead decided to offer setting details It can t be said that the story isn t illustrative though As The Devil s ueen progresses Kalogridis gives thought to the occult theme Although this interferes with the genuine history it also shows Catherine as a multi dimensional character which is in accordance with her true self Kalogridis does well in making her real processing both positive and negative traits instead of slipping too ar in either one direction Accompanying these historical liberties are some inaccuracies or example calling Mary Tudor Bloody Mary when she wasn t called this until after her reign These are relatively minor however and aren t too taxing on the enjoyment of the novelThe inal uarter of The Devil s ueen is noticeably poorly executed There is a dragged out buildup to a uture climax which is painfully slow and very boring in comparison to Kalogridis s style until this point The. From Jeanne Kalogridis the bestselling author of I Mona Lisa and The Borgia Bride comes a new novel that tells the passionate story of a ueen who loved not wisely but all too wellConfidante of Nostradamus scheming mother in law to Mary ueen of Scots and architect of the bloody St Bartholomew's Day Massacre Catherine de Medici is one of the most maligned monarchs in history In her latest historical iction Jeanne Kalogridis tells Catherine's. The Devil's Queen