Thorndike Press

In the Name of the Family

  • Sarah Dunant
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  • ISBN-10: 1410495809
  • ISBN-13: 9781410495808
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.50 lbs ( .68 kgs)
  • 646 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017
  • Simultaneous Publications

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestselling Author

It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two — already three times married and a pawn in her father’s plans — is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son’s increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“With a vibrant cast of characters both iconic, including the vastly influential Niccolò Machiavelli, and rarely highlighted, Dunant’s captivating Renaissance Italian saga will thrill her fans and bring more into the fold.”

— Booklist

“Full to the brim with vivid historical details both gory and beautiful. . . . Skillfully drawn characters and an excellent sense of place will entice readers of historicals, especially those who are interested in the Italian Renaissance.”

— Library Journal