Madame Serpent : (Medici Trilogy) Paperback
by Jean Plaidy
Part of the Medici Trilogy series
Sullen-eyed and broken-hearted, fourteen-year-old Catherine de' Medici arrives in Marseilles to marry Henry of Orleans, second son of the King of France.
On the promise of a dowry fit for a king, Catherine has left her true love in Italy, forced into trading her future for a stake in the French crown. Amid the glittering fetes and banquets of the most immoral court in sixteenth-century Europe, the reluctant bride becomes a passionate but unwanted wife.
Humiliated and unloved, Catherine spies on Henry and his lover, the infamous Diane de Poitiers. And, tortured by what she sees, Catherine becomes dangerously occupied by a ruthless ambition destined to make her the most despised woman in France: the dream that one day the French crown will be worn be a Medici heir...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/07/2006
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780099493174