Madame Serpent has ratings and reviews. Sarah (Presto agitato) said: Okay, I know this book isn’t exactly serious literature. It’s probably not. Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1): Los medici – Ebook written by Jean Plaidy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your. Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1): Los medici Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring .

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Dauphine de Medici’s sentiments sour and she becomes bitter about her life, turning to scheming and plotting her own revenge, for herself and Italy.

Madame Serpiente (Spanish, Paperback)

Many of her readers under one penname never suspected her other identities. Mary was related to Diane of Poitiers and her uncles the Guises and they ruled Frances 2nd. That serpente, I was impeded from becoming strongly connected to this story, for reasons I cannot fully understand. Mar 27, Jennifer rated it really liked it.

Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned However, upon meeting Madqme she learns to love him even though the feeling is not mutual. The dialog is a bit stilted, but works great for Catherine. A curious opening novel that introduces keen readers to the life of this most-cutthroat Italian princess.

Two Novels in One Volume. It was really nice how the Author started with the young life of Henry II and Catherine de Medici, and how they felt about their serpientte. It took me a little bit of time to get into the book, and I almost gave it 3.

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Not politically, not linguistically, and definitely not like this: This book was amazing. This one stayed mostly to the perspective of Catherine de Medici which helped the immersion more than having multiple povs. And serpiete the book, i could learn that she had a sad past.


Our poor suffering country! I also didn’t like when Catherine’s thoughts blended in with the narration, as I had more than enough of her as it was – I didn’t need everything painted with her beliefs – and it felt awkward that the two weren’t properly separated.

But, i know that everything happens because of something. She is so innocent, so full of dreams and aspirations; hopes and disillusions. And, tortured by what she jeab, Catherine becomes dangerously occupied by a ruthless ambition destined to make her the most despised woman in France: Oh well, it’s not important. Unfortunately, all serpienhe Henry’s love went to his mistress Diane de Poitiers. In this first installment of Catherine de Medici, I was drawn to the Italian princess.

On the promise of a dowry fit for a king, Catherine plaiddy left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future for a stake in the French crown. This book is the first in the Medici trilogy and focuses on the early days of Catherine’s life.

She is a fascinating and tragic figure. The words are true, ” Hell hath no fury like a woman scored”. Except to poor Sebastiano, who view spoiler [meets an extremely unpleasant end, executed by being torn apart by four horses.

The Queen to a certain extent and most of all the mistresses. Want to Read saving…. He was married to Mary Queen of Scotts when he was 15 and she was Heading to France, de Medici arrives where Henry and King Francis await her, only to discover that she is involved in a love triangle not of her own making. Flowing text, Original pages.

Other books in the series. She is sent to France to marry a prince she does not love, torn away from her first love.


All in all an enjoyable book and I look forward to book two. I admit, my rating of this book will not be as high as it might have been had I been more attached to the entire method, though I do counsel those who read this review to take my comments with a grain of proverbial salt. Henry, serpinte a youth was enamored by a women 20 years older than him, Diane de Poitiers, who after he became king was his lover and controlled everything he did. The title is a total misnomer.

Madame Serpiente

See 1 question about Madame Serpent…. Henry at 14 is handsome but does not take much interest in his Italian wife, instead he is besotted with Diane de Poitiers, a wealthy widow twenty years his senior. She produces many children who will go on to thrones in other madams in the future. It’s been over two years since I’ve last read a Jean Plaidy serpientd, which is a little crazy knowing that ever since college I’ve considered her one of my favorite historical fiction authors.

They are more than marvelous. It’s probably not fair to be nitpicky about historical accuracy. I am a huge fan of all written by Jean Plaidy! I haven’t read much fact or fiction on the French Royal Family as I mostly prefer focusing on the English and Spanish jadame. So far, I definitely want to continue to complete the series.