The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies
dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most
virtuous, or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise,
chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous
Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty,
wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her
glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the
ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for pope,
and passionately in love with her.
companions will follow her into the Pope’s shadowy harem: Leonello, a cynical
bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a
fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the
Vatican and the enemies begin to circle, Giulia and her friends will need all
their wits to survive in the world of the Borgias.
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