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Sly rich orphan Violent conflict tore apart the city state and she found herself imprisoned before finally being released and married off to the handsome Prince Henri of France Overshadowed by her husband's mistress the gorgeous conniving Diane de Poitiers and unable to bear children Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery. Madame he said gently You and I understand each other well I think better than the rest of the world understands us You and I see things others do not Too much for our comfort The words of Monsieur de Nostredame to Madame la Reine Catherine de Medicis ueen Consort of Henry II King of France 1519 1589 to Catherine during one of his visits before being removed for an astrologerThe Devil s ueen was fond of astrology and much of her life Catherine De Medici practiced the art whenever possible Her childhood friend Cosimo Ruggieri was the son of Bernozzo a physician and psychic His date of birth is unknown but appears to be about the same as Catherine and both are from Florence Cosimo the magician would play a deep and abiding role in Cathrine s entire life From amulets to spells Cosimo watched over and loved Catherine from afar for most of his lifeThis version of Catherine s life is uniuely different from any other I could find And the reviews for the most part failed to give Author Kalogridis credit for her uniue approach to a much written subjectCosimo gave Catherine a black stone with a bit of greenery the Wing of Corvus Resing held the power of the raven s star and the wing would shelter her from harm Although she died before Cosimo Catherine depended on Cosimo for comfort guidance and the necessary spells to provide heirs escape harm and keep her family in power Was the Saint Bartholemew massacre fate or a result of Catherine s actions Read The Devil s ueen and decide for yourself O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, unable to bear children Catherine resorted to the dark arts of sorcery. Madame he said gently You and I One for My Baby understand each other well I think better than the rest of the world Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, understands We us You and I see things others do not Too much for our comfort The words of Monsieur de Nostredame to Madame la Reine Catherine de Medicis The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, ueen Consort of Henry II King of France 1519 1589 to Catherine during one of his visits before being removed for an astrologerThe Devil s The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, ueen was fond of astrology and much of her life Catherine De Medici practiced the art whenever possible Her childhood friend Cosimo Ruggieri was the son of Bernozzo a physician and psychic His date of birth is The Asset (Wounded Warrior unknown but appears to be about the same as Catherine and both are from Florence Cosimo the magician would play a deep and abiding role in Cathrine s entire life From amulets to spells Cosimo watched over and loved Catherine from afar for most of his lifeThis version of Catherine s life is Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, uniuely different from any other I could find And the reviews for the most part failed to give Author Kalogridis credit for her Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible uniue approach to a much written subjectCosimo gave Catherine a black stone with a bit of greenery the Wing of Corvus Resing held the power of the raven s star and the wing would shelter her from harm Although she died before Cosimo Catherine depended on Cosimo for comfort guidance and the necessary spells to provide heirs escape harm and keep her family in power Was the Saint Bartholemew massacre fate or a result of Catherine s actions Read The Devil s The Ruminator ueen and decide for yourself

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Confidante 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 brought to life by Jeanne Kalogridis the bestselling author of I Mona Lisa and The Borgia BrideBorn into one of Florence's most powerful families Catherine was soon left a fabulou. The life of Catherine de Medici was anything but ordinary Luckily for us this drama makes for solid historical fiction novels Jeanne Kalogridis focuses 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 fast pace and compelling plot The problem with this instant bombardment of events is that there are many characters featured without proper introductions and no genealogical table which will confuse those readers unfamiliar with the time period and figures involved Another issue with all of the constant revolving events is that the novel is told in first person narrative and Catherine is not always at the frontlines 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 focusing on historical fluff Yes there are liberties taken but overall the novel is a rich insight into the history versus the fiction making The Devil s ueen a very strong novel A warning though one of the central themes which Kalogridis over exaggerates for shock value is one of magick and the occult which isn t appealing to all readers The Devil s ueen features broken chunks of missing time in Catherine s chronological life plus in her character development She jumps in maturity from one chapter to the next but her growth psyche and inner feelings 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 felt like Kalogridis didn t always understand her own character Surprisingly The Devil s ueen is not overly predictable or with too much foreshadowing In fact the novel is actually uite a page turner begging the reader to find out what happens next It is simply a very gripping novel Although not for 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 far in either one direction Accompanying these historical liberties are some inaccuracies for 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 final uarter of The Devil s ueen is noticeably poorly executed There is a dragged out buildup to a future climax which is painfully slow and very boring in comparison to Kalogridis s style until this point The 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 fluffy Kalogridis does include a brief Author s Note in order to set some facts straight I stress brief so don t expect much detailEven though The Devil s ueen has some flaws 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 for all interested in Catherine and in this time period Early Chinese Religion, Part Two (220-589 Ad) ueen of Scots and architect of the bloody St Bartholomew's Day Massacre Catherine de Medici is brought to life by Jeanne Kalogridis the bestselling author of I Mona Lisa and The Borgia BrideBorn into one of Florence's most powerful families Catherine was soon left a fabulou. The life of Catherine de Medici was anything but ordinary Luckily for At Europes Borders us this drama makes for solid historical fiction novels Jeanne Kalogridis focuses on this remarkable woman beginning with her childhood in The Devil s We are the Ship ueen The pages of The Devil s Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang ueen instantly draw the reader in with an onslaught of exciting and dramatic events resulting in a fast pace and compelling plot The problem with this instant bombardment of events is that there are many characters featured without proper introductions and no genealogical table which will confuse those readers Studies on Steinschneider unfamiliar with the time period and figures involved Another issue with all of the constant revolving events is that the novel is told in first person narrative and Catherine is not always at the frontlines 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 Fantasies of Cross-Dressing uite Commanders Little Surprise 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 focusing on historical fluff Yes there are liberties taken but overall the novel is a rich insight into the history versus the fiction making The Devil s The Holy Roman Empire, 1495-1806 ueen a very strong novel A warning though one of the central themes which Kalogridis over exaggerates for shock value is one of magick and the occult which isn t appealing to all readers The Devil s Come Hell or High Water ueen features broken chunks of missing time in Catherine s chronological life plus in her character development She jumps in maturity from one chapter to the next but her growth psyche and inner feelings 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 felt like Kalogridis didn t always Propaganda Performed ueen is not overly predictable or with too much foreshadowing In fact the novel is actually Hinterlands and Commodities uite a page turner begging the reader to find out what happens next It is simply a very gripping novel Although not for 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 Untold Secrets of Planet Earth 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 far in either one direction Accompanying these historical liberties are some inaccuracies for example calling Mary Tudor Bloody Mary when she wasn t called this Apocalyptic Cartography until after her reign These are relatively minor however and aren t too taxing on the enjoyment of the novelThe final Doubts on Avicenna uarter of The Devil s Uninvited ueen is noticeably poorly executed There is a dragged out buildup to a future climax which is painfully slow and very boring in comparison to Kalogridis s style CaddyGirls until this point The reader will want to yell Get on with it Despite this slower pace readers will Chris (Ties of Passion, 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 fluffy Kalogridis does include a brief Author s Note in order to set some facts straight I stress brief so don t expect much detailEven though The Devil s The Matchmakers Apprentice ueen has some flaws 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 The Saint Peters Plot ueen is recommended for all interested in Catherine and in this time period

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To win Henri's love and enhance her fertility for which she would pay a price Against the lavish and decadent backdrop of the French court and Catherine's blood soaked visions of the future Kalogridis reveals the great love and desire Catherine bore for her husband Henri and her stark determination to keep her sons on the throne. Historical novels written from the perspective of an actual historical figure 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 fiction depicting a real life figure there may be some assumptions andor embellishments about events in said figure s lifeThis novel is written from the first person perspective which can be very interesting when done right Even with letters from that person or firsthand accounts of said person it is next to impossible to know what a person really thought or felt about any situation it takes a careful hand to present a realistic portrayal of how a historical figure may have felt about what was happening around them or how they viewed themselvesI think the author did a good job of presenting a realistic POV for 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 fantasy from the author but one that could fit in real life I was not sure how to feel about the revelation of the Prince of Navarre as there is nothing to support that However I will say that within the other fantasy 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 fictionThe 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 four of Catherine s sons the fourth 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 figures including royalty or their spouses of various countries

  • Paperback
  • 470
  • The Devil's ueen
  • Jeanne Kalogridis
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780312624149

About the Author: Jeanne Kalogridis

Jeanne was born in Florida and has been interested in books ever since Her interest in language led her to earn an MA in Linguistics She taught English as a Second Language for eight years at The American University of Washington DC before retiring to write full time She now lives in California with an overly adored Labrador retriever Her outside interests include yoga and reading ever



10 thoughts on “The Devil's ueen

  1. says:

    The life of Catherine de Medici was anything but ordinary Luckily for us this drama makes for solid historical fiction novels Jeanne Kalogridis focuses 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 fast pace and compelling plot The problem with this instant bombar

  2. says:

    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 the revolts are over her hopes to rule Florence are forever dashed when her uncle

  3. says:

    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 commit any

  4. says:

    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 review

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    ‘“Madame’ he said gently “You and I understand each other well I think – better than the rest of the wor

  7. says:

    Historical novels written from the perspective of an actual historical figure 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 fiction depicting a real life figure there may be some assumptions andor embellishments about events in said figure's lifeThis novel is written from the first person perspective which can be very intere

  8. says:

    I've been awfully spoiled recently with plucking books off my shelves that are awesome Warning there be some spoilers My knowledge of Catherine de Medici is very basic I know the vague outline of her life and reputation and always was a bit sympathetic to her because let's be honest she really did draw the short straw in life and made the most of a crappy situation time after time I enjoyed that this story began with the sack of Rome when

  9. says:

    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 I did not finish 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 finished the book I ca

  10. says:

    DNF page 201I was just so bored

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