Passion, power, and political intrigue: all color the history of Renaissance Italy’s most notorious family, the Borgias. Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant explores the House of Borgiaâ€™s final years in her newest novel, In the Name of the Family.
Twenty-two-year-old Lucrezia Borgia, often a pawn in her fatherâ€™s plans, is discovering her own power. Her brother, Cesare Borgia, forms a relationship with none other than the Florentine diplomat Machiavelli. As we watch Machiavelli develop and create his famed work The Prince, we also see Lucrezia creating her own place in history.
Nicholas Boultonâ€™s narration will draw you deep into the world of the Borgias and leave you wanting more.
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Sarah Dunantâ€™s previous book on the Borgia family begins when Lucrezia is twelve years old.
â€śThe Machiavellian atmosphereâ€”hedonism, lust, political intrigueâ€”is magnetic. . . . Readers wonâ€™t want the era of Borgia rule to end.â€ť â€”PeopleÂ (four stars)
Listen to an excerpt BLOOD & BEAUTY
TheÂ Vatican PrincessÂ is the first novel to describe Lucreziaâ€™s coming-of-age in her own voice. Itâ€™s a dramatic, vivid tale set in an era of savagery and unparalleled splendor, when enemies and allies can be one and the same, and when loyalty to family can ultimately be a curse.
Listen to an excerpt THE VATICAN PRINCESS