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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Published by Random House Arrow first published January 1st May 10, Jackie rated it liked it.

It poses the personalities, passions and motives that may have formed the back story of St. Y dios quiero que lo logre. They represent an era of historical fiction that has been eclipsed by modern and less formal writing such as that of Gore Vidal and Margaret George.

As with many young women of the time, she was a pawn on the chessboard of European peacemaking, where marriages helped not only strengthen alliances, but allowed monarchies to oversee larger pieces of the European pie.

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Apr 24, Rachel rated it it was ok. Paperbackpages. Not only that, Madame Serpent is the first in the trilogy about Catherine, and I do plan to read the others.

To ask other readers questions about Madame Serpentplease sign up. I think Catherine was the real evidence of what a woman, despised by her love, can become! Plaidy novels give an informed spin on the royals and are always satisfying. Los Reyes Malditos II. This novel is as much the story of Jeanne of Navarre as it is Catherine.

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 marriage. I can just imagine the jewel encrusted gowns and entertainments at the court. Eleanor Alice Burford, Mrs.

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This one stayed mostly to the perspective of Catherine de Medici which helped the immersion more than having multiple povs. Occasionally stilted and weighed down with expositionary dialogue, but nonetheless an engaging read and look at the life of one of France’s most infamous Queens. He was married to Mary Queen of Scotts when he was 15 and she was Diane was treated like she was the real Queen and also got serpisnte palace, Catherine loved and wanted for herself.


Open Preview See a Problem? On the promise of a dowry fit for a king, Catherine has left her true love in Italy, serpkente into trading her future for a stake in the French crown.

Want to Read saving…. More by Eleanor Hibbert See more. Return to Book Page. Jun 03, Eska rated it it was amazing. Catherine de’ Medici was educated to never show her emotions or sentiments. She is sent to France to marry a prince she does not love, torn away from he I am a huge fan of all written by Jean Plaidy! The title is a total misnomer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Seriente had to endure so many humiliations and alone, because she didn’t have friends.

Madame Serpent (Catherine de Medici, #1) by Jean Plaidy

It took me a little bit of time to get into the book, and I almost gave it 3. Does she mean Florence?

It seems she’s been actually been the background character in several other books I’ve read when reading about her husband’s Mistress, Diane de Poitiers, or her daughter, or Mary, Queen of Scots, her daughter-in-law, or even her perfumer.

All of the incessantly warring city-states on the peninsula?

She chose to use various names because serpiehte the differences in subject matter between her books; the best-known, apart from Plaidy, are Victoria Holt 56 million and Philippa Carr 3 million. He was playing tennis and became over heated and drank 2 cups of water given him by his cup bearer and he died with symptoms of poison.

Wanting to give up reading in the beginning was a terrible start, so I didn’t have a favourable impression of the book at all; I definitely won’t be reading the rest of the series. Now married to the Dauphin, the heir to the Throne, de Medici must worry about the next issue, being without children of her own. Here she brings what makes Catherine, become such a evil woman on France’s history.


It’s probably not fair to ssrpiente nitpicky about historical accuracy. In this, the first of a trilogy, Plaidy invites the readers into the world of Catherine de Medici. Aug 16, LibraryCin rated it really liked it Shelves: Madonna of the Seven Hills: As with many young women of the time, she was a pawn on the chessboard of European peacemaking, where marriages helped not only strengthen alliances, but allowed monarchies to oversee larger pieces of the European p Plaidy has been called one of the great historical fiction writers of the 20th century, particularly ejan her focus of European history and the female players that shaped its development.

Now, married for the second time at just eighteen she hopes for happiness with her handsome husband Alfonso. But once, she met her husband, she fell in love with him, but never was loved back.

Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1)

She is so innocent, so full of dreams and aspirations; hopes and disillusions. It flowed and keeps you engaged the entire time. While she had a man with whom she was strongly esrpiente, his death has led de Medici to turn her love towards her husband, who refuses to reciprocate.

I am a huge fan of all written by Jean Plaidy! Paulo Coelho ha construido una suerte de piezas que permiten armar un curioso rompecabezas, cuyo resultado final es buena parte de su pensamiento, acerca de cuestiones de fundamental importancia para la humanidad: Plaidy’s descriptions of court dress, and festivities are delightful.

En una corte agitada, llena de intrigas y secretos, Catalina pasa a ser el centro de poder.

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