By Sara Poole
In the simmering scorching summer season of 1492, a vast evil is stirring in the everlasting urban of Rome. The brutal homicide of an alchemist units off a determined race to discover the plot that threatens to extinguish the sunshine of the Renaissance and plunge Europe again into medieval darkness.
Determined to avenge the killing of her father, Francesca Giordano defies all conference to say for herself the location of poisoner serving Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, head of the main infamous and unsafe kin in Italy. She turns into the confidante of Lucrezia Borgia and the sweetheart of Cesare Borgia. whilst, she is interested in the younger renegade monk who yearns to save lots of her existence and her soul.
Navigating an online of treachery and deceit, Francesca pursues her father’s killer from the depths of Rome’s Jewish ghetto to the heights of the Vatican itself. In so doing, she units the degree for the final word war of words with old forces that may search to exploit her darkest wants to in achieving their very own catastrophic ends.
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