Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole, 389 pages
Francesca is the official poisoner of Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia, and is responsible for helping protect his life from various enemies. When Morozzi, the man who killed her father returns to Rome, Francesca is determined to be the one who ends his life. But with multiple enemies and foes on the chessboard of 1493 politics, it's hard to know who is friend and who is foe. Facing the darkness inside her, Francesca must give up all she cares for to achieve the revenge she greatly craves. But will it be worth the cost?
"The Borgia Betrayal" by Sara Poole is actually the second book in this series, but reads quite well as a stand alone novel. With a gripping plot, larger than life characters, and some of history's most intriguing times, this book will delight fans of history and adventure. There is plenty of blood, mystery, history, and sex for all tastes in this gripping read. I may have missed "Poison", the first book, when it came out, but I will definitely be looking it up now.