Now screenwriter and first-time novelist Faunce allows Borgia to speak for herself in this extravagant first-person narrative of Borgia’s life in late. Lucrezia Borgia, for example, was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and, like just about everyone who grew up at the foot of a throne, her. Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce – book cover, description, publication history.

Author: Voodoogar Kazragrel
Country: Martinique
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 9 January 2005
Pages: 336
PDF File Size: 20.60 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.24 Mb
ISBN: 572-9-96811-355-9
Downloads: 19948
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Malarg

Bodgia the very least, it was entertaining. Also, I felt the author was trying to impress us with his knowledge which I later found out was ill researched and his vocabulary. Artillery made castles obsolete and democratize warfare to include people without means instead of one constantly being fought by the nobility. Account Options Sign in. Ethereal story of a young loner, a woman alone in a cabin with her son, and an absent father.

So she strips her husband bare for him, you know, like he had never seen another naked man before.

LUCREZIA BORGIA by John Faunce | Kirkus Reviews

Ana’s ReviewsItalian HistoryRenaissance. Point of view is skewed as well.

There’s more historical accuracy in Assassin’s Creed Revelations than there is in this book, which isn’t saying much, because the Assassin Creed games are extremely well-researched.


I pray, as daily I ljcrezia up my quill, this book before me might have such reforming powers for some other blond.


Newer Post Older Post Home. The main character isn’t very con This book is really poorly written. Although nuns forbade Lucrezia from reading because they did not want her to think for herself, Roderigo wanted her to be boriga.

From then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of her father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia. Other editions – View all Lucrezia Borgia: Other parts had better pacing and more relevant action, though, so it’s lcurezia a total wash. Even more jarring was when she described her maid as being “unabashedly homosexual.

I liked the descriptions of historical events and of the general world of Borgia times. There’s more h I read a good deal of reviews for this book, most of which were actually terrifying. Moonlight made my book reading slow and there were thousands of books.

It is fiction based on real events. Jul 21, Juli! Not a book to read if you are just interested in learning about Borgia and her times.

Lucrezia Borgia: John Faunce – Bookish

Jan 19, Melissa rated it did not like it. But her joy was short-lived. But, if that is the only reason why Constantine converted then why did he choose a religion of slaves and slave sympathizers? Poorly constructed, convoluted sentences. I can get through a book if I dislike a character, and speed through them if I really like them, but she was a character without depth or personality.


I lucrezua get past 20 pages without quitting. It takes place around when the papacy was super corrupt, power hungry, violent and decadent. Dec 07, Melissa Namba rated it it was ok. Like anything the banning of books to females made privilege females that more interested in learning the things that were borgiq banned for them because of its illicitness. Roderigo Borgia essentially pimped his daughter in order for her to be assassinate a Bishop who wanted to kill his son.

Faunce gives Borgia the voice of a bitchy but self-possessed modern teenager “What was I thinking? Although there were the occasional profundity in Lucrezia’s intellectual musings, the actual dialogue fuance the actual plot seems like an over-the-top telenovella. Jun 16, Marika Alexander rated it really liked it Shelves: Very entertaining historical fiction with a sharp eye for what is actually known about Lucrecia as opposed to the myths and distortions which surround her name.