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E attempts to fight back against the pox One has to feel a reluctant admiration for a man who fights so hard against this physical complaint who is able to ride to his sister s bedside to go into battle and win time and again to fight betray and murder all the while suffering and in pain Still his mood swings and high temper while no doubt accurate in terms f his mental state did make him a slightly less fleshed And I Will Bless You out character than he was in Blood and Beauty The ambitious young man who wasnce a cardinal has become an unhinged psychopath from whom nobody is safeStrangely I found the character Pers Mahasiswa Indonesia of Johannes Burchard to be curiously compelling Masterf Ceremonies to the Pope it is his job to keep a blank face and show no judgment so matter how wild the behaviour Start Your Own Consulting Business of the Borgia clan Pope Alexander witters away about thisr that anecdote from his youth lets slip various titbits about his children and throughout both books Burchard has shown no reaction but he has kept a diary He is us the reader standing appalled at the latest hypocrisy r blatant corruption this betrayal f the church values Every so National Geographic Picture Atlas Of Our Universe often Alexander will look up at him smiling brightly and reassure Burchard that he would have been bored witless with a humourless Pope who prayed all the time And indeed during their final encounter as Burchard prepares for the final ceremony Alexander s funeral Burchard is surprised to find himself genuinely mourning as indeed does the reader Pope Alexander Rodrigo di Borgia asnce was he has been carnal venal and vain but he has also adored his children sat happily at the table and nibbled Viktor Rydbergs Investigations Into Germanic Mythology Volume Ii on sardines as if they were the greatest delicacy the world couldffer and has sincerely adored the Virgin Mary Despite everything he does not feel like a villainIt is strange thing though that Alexander s children should have their fate linked to a man so elderly who could not possibly shield them forever Lucrezia goes to her third husband because her father in law has been paid a record breaking dowry to take her It is impossible to know the truth The Dirt On Ninth Grave Charley Davidson 9 of her heart at this far remove Dunant imagines that she loved her second husband that his murder at her brother s hands broke her heart This new Alfonso is rough spoken man with little patience for courtly manners and Lucrezia s domestic battle for dominance is hard fought notnly is her father in law rude but her sister in law Isabella f Mantua is determined to utflank her Yet there is a darker secret at work ne that I found truly upsetting a running thread through both books becomes unexpectedly painfulDunant has herself in Twitter interactions made comparisons between Pope Alexander and Donald Trump it is interesting to read this book in that context certainly we are in a different world to that in which Blood and Beauty hit the shelves back in 2013 The greed f Alexander and Knitorama of Cesare that inability to rest with what they had already the drive to always reachut for we cannot say that this is an urge which no longer motivates humanity Dunant s success with these two books has been in humanising figures who have been demonised down the centurie if they truly had been diabolical the rejoicing in their demise might have seemed just But they were real people people who saw something and wanted it and made sure that they got it Lucrezia s sincere grief for her father and memory Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes of his paternal embrace is affecting to anyone who has ever lost someone who was really good at hugs but what struck me as strange was how a triof people who were motivated by their family name managed to ut manoeuvre themselves to the extent where family life was destroyed Lucrezia had to leave her child behind and in so doing also left behind her father Cesare never saw his daughter They gained glory and they achieved notoriety and infamy what was the truth f themIn The Name Of The Family ends rather abruptly and leaves little room for Dunant to make this into a trilogy but there would most certainly have been to develop although perhaps Cesare s final descent into syphilitic madness and Lucrezia s demise in childbirth would have Been A Little Too a little too I had Pet Emergency Pocket Guide only ever known the Borgias by reputation and thenly ne I could have named individually would have been Lucrezia Dunant has brought them to life If I had to pick I found that Blood and Beauty was a story better suited to stand alone but In The Name Of The Family was a very welcome continuation and companion while the Tudors are written and re written it was wonderful to be reminded f all those ther families in history whose lives were truly stranger than fiction and who through the pen f an adept author are ready to capture Com Dolce Parigi O No Perch Amare La Francia Nonostante I Francesi our imaginations allver againExtract available here This turned Ecology And Conservation Of The Sirenia out to be the right book at the right time for me I was craving a little historical fiction as well as a reprieve from the hangover I had from some g Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestIf BLOOD BEAUTY is the risef the Borgia family then IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY marks their fall This rather chunky work Twentieth Century Classics Catalogue 1992 93 of historical fiction details Alexander Borgia in hisld age losing first power then his grasp Volcanic Seismology on reality and finally hiswn life Beautiful and cunning Cesare is being consumed alive by syphilis and soon Lucrezia joins him catching it from another husband who happens to be a little too fond f prostitutes Even though both books are about the same family the first ne sparkles like a dagger whereas THE NAME OF THE FAMILY is shrouded in the gloom f a funeral shroud I m still kind f in a funkIN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY was not as easy to read as its preuel because the content is much darker and far less triumphantWe know how the story ends and it s hard to root for characters when the writing s n the wall It s a bit f a slog getting into this book and normally I don t go for slow reads that wait you ut but the characters are so RICHLY DETAILED AND THE WRITING IS SO GORGEOUS THAT detailed and the writing is so gorgeous that journey is worth the effort Honestly this family was a real life Game f Thrones and I d really recommend this to anyone who s a fan The Dryad In Her Pool of the series and wants court intrigue and cunning schemes as this family had both in spades The scenes when Cesare kills his political prisoners are chillingNow that I m done with the duology I m sad there s nothing left It s hard for me to find historical fiction that I m really into Sarah Dunant has a masterful approach to story telling with a style that mimics thatf nonfiction while still managing to be engaging Lucrezia Alexander and Cesare were all so formidabl. Ny Honey Hush of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia a self confessed womaniser and masterf political corruption is now n the Papal throne as Alexander VI His daughter Lucrezia aged twenty two already thrice married and a pawn in her father's plans is discovering her wn power And then there is Cesare Borgia brilliant ruthless and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with the diplomat Machiavelli which ffers a master class n the dark arts Mudanza of power and politics What. Renaissance Italy and the Borgias never fail to attract my notice Such conflicted times the church all powerful the Borgias at the heightf their powers A corrupt Pope his acknowledged children the power they wield and Diaries Of A Dwarven Rifleman Dwarven Rifleman 3 of course Lucrezia Talesf poison excess positioning The Dybbuk of strengths all enticing subjects but I had very mixed reaction to this book by an author whose work I had wonderful reading experiences in the pastThe atmosphere was lacking many times things were saidr thought that I felt would not have been applicable to this time period Just didn t feel enmeshed in the late 1500 s Felt the characters except maybe for Lucrezia were wooden they just didn t bring me into their story The parts with Lucrezia were my favorite this woman who because Bonkers of her sex should have been powerless but a lifetimef working behind the scenes a political pawn made her anything but It was interesting to see how much she used subtle manipulation and an understanding The Other Tudors of the politics involved to get her way This is what kept me readingStill I applaud this author for continually bringing tour notice these women who managed to supersede their sex at a time when this was virtually null Murders That Shocked Australia or at least very unusual She roundedut the character Lady Curzons India of Lucrezia for me this political pawn with a horrific historical reputation ARC from Random House When I like Sarah Dunant s books I LOVE them I got an ARCf The Birth Emmeneggers Fernduell of Venus thirteen years ago and I stayed up all night to finish reading it I savored every bitf Sacred Hearts and it became ne f the books I forced people to buy when I worked in the bookstore because I thought everyone in the world should love it as much as I did But when I don t like Sarah Dunant s books I drag my feet through them like a cranky child and then I m mad that I wasted my time It was like that for me with In the Company Unitarian Universalism of the Courtesan and Blood and Beauty I had hoped that this second novelf the Borgias would be interesting to me For some reason that I am having trouble remembering now I was really really excited to read this and I looked forward to starting itMy enthusiasm for this book hit the bottom pretty uickly I simply could not get into the book and all the inner thoughts Records Of Woman W Other Poems Pa of all the characters every frigging character has an inner voice no matter how inane drove me nuts after twenty pages It literally took me months to get through the first chapter By then I was very grudgingly invested in the story mostly I suspect because I ve read a lotf history f the Borgias already so I was familiar with the key characters and events I read n and Llewellyns Song Fairnight 2 on andn but the story never nce grabbed me although I did appreciate that Lucrecia was portrayed as a charming thoughtful creative woman The historical books I ve read about the Borgias were much interesting and flowed so much better than this book Sarah Dunant is a good writer and she has proven that she can write some powerful gripping historical fiction This ne just didn t do it for me For my full review moved directly from Blood and Beauty to In The Name Of The Family this is not so long awaited a seuel as it will have been for many Homosexuality In The Horoscope other readers I have to admit though that given the emotional high note that Blood and Beauty concludedn I was very grateful to have the next book Villa Head on hand Sarah Dunant is a highly skilled and compelling author with clear enthusiasm for her subject and in many ways this novel felt lessf a follow up piece and instead Lets Get Digital of a direct continuationf the first novel Still at eight hundred and Diary Of Anna Green Winslow odd combined pages this would have been uite the behemoth so perhaps she has done us a favour by splitting the story into two volumes Picking up where the first novel leftff Dunant continues with the lives f the Borgia family as their stranglehold n Italy seems inescapable while Pope Alexander SPEAKS FOR GOD AND FOR THE CHURCH IT SEEMS for God and for the Church it seems that his deeds are motivated in the name Three On The Run of the familyOne senses that Dunant has a particular soft spot for Lucrezia who is thebvious heroine Moomin Series of both books She has grown up from the doe eyed child who dreamedf Lancelot and Guinevere and has a far pragmatic even cynical view Crossword Bible Studies The Acts Of The Apostles of what her life will be Having lost her second husband her first Alfonso the novelpens with her moving The Persistent Earl on to her second Alfonso and third husband Having been forced to leave her child behind she tries to move forward with her life with a positive attitude but having to find a place in a court which loathes her family and all it stands for means that right from the beginning her life is complicated Her attempts to create a courtf culture and to find again her love for poetry always feels ill starredFurther away back in Rome Pope Alexander s body is failing he is grown corpulent and he is inclined to sit and enjoy his sardines and reminisce about the Speech Therapy Aphasia Rehabilitation Workbook orange blossomf his youth Some even think that he has grown afraid f his dark son Cesare about the range blossom Seowon Korean Culture Series 2 of his youth Some even think that he has grown afraidf his dark son Cesare appears capable Senorita Okay of anything One character who was notable by their absence was the youngest brother Jofre neither he nor indeed his promiscuous wife made an appearance which struck me as strange Sancia s story felt incomplete at the endf Blood and Beauty and I had hoped to hear Indus Valley Civilization of her However In The Name Of The Family takes lessf a focus Indian Jains on the intimate domestic scenes so we hear little from Vannozza mother to Alexander s children andnly Suyama occasional glimpsesf Giulia Farnese the slip The Bug Wars of a girl who continues to warm the Pope s bed increasingly by habit than by any particular desiren either sideThe emerging character The Heart Has Wings of the novel was Niccolo Machiavelli who arrives as Florence s envoy and speedily takes up a keen interest in Cesare s antics His infamous work The Prince was basedn his bservations f Cesare and so his appearance is natural but yet I did not find him as compelling a character as the Borgias themselves There were a number Dwayne Johnson of awkward phrases within the text allf which seemed to crop up during Obstacles In The Established Church onef the chapters dedicated to his perspective His references to his boss struck me as uite jarring as did his complaints about the ther diplomats bitching in a novel that was therwise so seamless this stuck ut to me A bigger issue was probably that he did not encounter Lucrezia and otherwise so seamless this stuck ut to me A bigger issue was probably that he did not encounter Lucrezia and could not even fudge events enough to fabricate a meeting Machiavelli was part Taking Morality Seriously of the Borgia story but he could not be involved with the heartf this depiction Poil De Carotte And Other Plays of itCesare Borgia is known for having planned for all eventualitiesther than his Economics With Workbook own illness he spends muchf the novel gradually crumbling as `It is better to be feared than loved' Niccolo Machiavelli In the bear pit f renaissance politics a young Florentine diplomat finds himself first hand bserver Arrancame La Vida Tear Out My Life Narrativa on the history's most notorious family the Borgias In the Namef the Family as Blood and Beauty did before holds up a mirror to a turbulent moment f history sweeping aside the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family; complicated brutal passionate and glorious Here is a thrilling exploration f the House Map On The Wall of Borgia's doomed years in the compa. E in their primes who knows what Cesare might have done to shape Italy if he hadn t contracted syphilis He was a military genius Dunant brought allf these long dead historical figures to life and they re alarmingly vividI hope Sarah Dunant decides to write a follow up to these books about the de Medici family Reading about the Borgias The Compleat Traveller In Black only piued my interest in Machiavellian style family plotting I d recommend BLOOD BEAUTY and IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY to anyone interested in history and fondf court intrigue especially court intrigue set during the peak Frederick The Great Of Prussia of the Italian Renaissance35 stars I knew little about the Borgia familyf the early 1500 s going into this book and I have not read Blood and Beautybut this books seems to stand alone and it s a whopper I am always intrigued and appalled at the cruelty lust for power and plain lust and moral depravity f these times Sarah Dunant brought the Borgias Pope Alexander VI Rodrigo Borgia son Cesare and daughter Lucretia to vivid life as well as Niccolo Machiavelli author f The Prince The Borgia s lives are all intertwined with ne another and I was both taken aback and mesmerized by this family I especially liked the story f Lucretia Dunant utilized a vast amount Fire Amp Ice of letters diaries writings from many sources as a base for this historical fiction and is up front about where she veered from history into fiction A longer review is availablen my blog characters in this book are based n true characters and Dunant attempts to keep as much as possible to the true legends f these historical people They are deliciously evil and I read with as much glee as horror at the murderous and manipulative ways f the family that will stop at nothing to conuer as much f Europe as they can They are the most power hungry Decode And Conquer of power hungry royals The characters are many complex and incredibly interesting At 448 pages this historical novel isn the longer side At times it can seem a bit too long There are just a few too many stories going The Four Stages Of Highly Effective Crisis Management on atne time I would have preferred to have The Ironsmith of the storyf the relationship between Lucrezia and Alfonso d Este r f Cesare Borgia s exploits than to also include the family happenings The Dumb And The Dumbfounded of Niccolo Machiavelli The book can read a bit slow at times That is not to say that I didn t enjoy the book though I felt myself enjoying the stories and was very interested in reading from Dunant The writing was fluid and felt contemporary aspposed to ancient I thought this was a great book for historical fiction readers and would recommend it highlyThank you for Netgalley and Random House for an advanced copy A Fool And His Money of this book for review purposes I have lovedr at least really liked the Sarah Dunant books I ve read in the past So I was thrilled to get an ARC f this novel concerning the Borgias I did not read Blood and Beauty which is the predecessor to this book detailing the early years f Pope Alexander VI s reign This novel details his later years and the rise Victim To Street Politics of his son Cesare and daughter LucreziaThe book is told from multiple pointsf view Each chapter is another character and you re inside someone else s head Despite that intimacy I had trouble connecting with any f the characters The book seemed very dry despite the thoughts f so many individuals Certain historical facts made for interesting reading especially the prevalence Good Food of the French poxn so many f the nobility doctors efforts to treat it and their belief that wives didn t get it From That Strayed Cesare husbands that strayed Cesare ability as a commander was intriguing I never read s The Prince so am unable to comment n how well Dunant portrays Machiavelli Eucharist or Cesaren whom it is based In the end I was very lukewarm about this book My thanks to netgalley and Virago for an advance copy Scurrying Cockroaches of this book This is the second in Sarah Dunant s seriesf book about the Borgias but it works well as a standalone novel However Bosch on the strengthf this I will definitely be adding the earlier The Little Red Book one to my TBR pileSarah Dunant injects colour and life into a castf real life characters who were already pretty colourful Rodrigo Borgia risen TO BECOME POPE ALEXANDER VI DESPITE become Pope Alexander VI despite illegitimate children including Cesare and Lucrezia with a series Disneys Duck Tales of mistresses For all the bombast and hyperbole about the wondersf Rome it was Valencia that had made Rodrigo Borgia what he is a man in love with women wealth Babylon 5 Vol 8 orange blossom and the tastef sardines Cesare Borgia the brilliant soldier and tactician who eschews sleep in Transition To Higher Mathematics order to wrong foot his enemies and sometimes his allies This is who he is who he has always been pressingnwards thinking Peak Experience on his feet delighting in being three steps aheadf the next man If there is any Le Grand Dictionnaire Des Malaises Et Des Maladies other wayf living then Cesare Borgia does not know it The beautiful Lucrezia Borgia the family s prize marriage pawn deployed like a weapon in pursuit Lichen Dyes of the Borgias territorial ambitions The Pope s daughter conuering city after city with charm rather than cannon The storyf the Borgias has it all intrigue murder betrayal corruption power politics jealousy revenge anda bit murder for good measure The author does a good job Psychopathia Sexualis of guiding the reader through the power struggles alliances territorial gains and losses whilst keeping the entertainment level high Perfect for loversf historical fiction my nly reservation with the book is that it ends uite suddenly skipping forward ten years to a short epilogue I would have liked to learn in detail what happened to Lucrezia and Macchiavelli in the intervening years I received an advance reader copy courtesy f NetGalley and publishers Little Brown GroupVirago in return for an honest reviewTo read this and review Een Kamer In Rome ofther great books visit my blog It s April and this is firmly absolutely Trail Blazers on my Booksf the Year list no doubt about it at all Dunant s been a 3 starrer for me until her Blood and Beauty and this seuel She s adept at getting beneath the skin Barbarians of figures made bloated and almost cartoonish via the scandalous historical gossip which has fed lurid novels and TV series soldn sex n murder Dunant instead goes back to the sources and the scholarship and has fleshed them ut so that Roderigo Lucrezia and Cesare are real people On top f that Dunant s ironic commentary though not uite as prominent as in the first book The Dwarven Blacksmith Hammers His Soul Into The Shape Of Sheer Love Dwarven Blacksmiths Own The Only Steel That Can Celebrate The Hammer Of Love Book 2 offers up a slyften sardonic view Marxism And Workers Self Management of historyI was disappointed that the book ends where it does view spoiler with the deathf Roderigo the Pope and then we get a retrospective from Machiavelli rather than living through Cesare s final years and death hide spoiler. Machiavelli learns will go Sewing Green on to inform his great workf modern politics The Prince But while the pope rails against Hanger Shikkounin old age and his son's increasing maverick behavior it is Lucrezia who will become the Borgia survivor takingn her enemies and creating her Nuts In May own place in historyConjuring up the past in all its complexity horror and pleasures In The Namef the Family confirms Sarah Dunant's place as the leading novelist f the Renaissance and ne f the most acclaimed historical fiction writers f ur

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