Kinx's Book Nook: Waiting on Wednesday (8): The Serpent and the Pearl

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (8): The Serpent and the Pearl

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn
Release date: August 6, 2013

Rome, 1492. The Holy City is drenched with blood and teeming with secrets. A pope lies dying and the throne of God is left vacant, a prize awarded only to the most virtuous - or the most ruthless. The Borgia family begins its legendary rise, chronicled by an innocent girl who finds herself drawn into their dangerous web...

Vivacious Giulia Farnese has floor-length golden hair and the world at her feet: beauty, wealth, and a handsome young husband. But she is stunned to discover that her glittering marriage is a sham, and she is to be given as a concubine to the ruthless, charismatic Cardinal Borgia: Spaniard, sensualist, candidate for pope - and passionately in love with her.

Two trusted companions will follow her into the world of the Borgias: Leonello, a cynical bodyguard bent on bloody revenge against a mysterious killer, and Carmelina, a fiery cook with a past full of secrets. But as corruption thickens in the Vatican and the bodies begin to mount, Giulia and her friends must decide if they will flee the Borgia dream of power - or if they can even survive.


  1. Ooh, this looks very interesting! Thank you so much for sharing! :)


  2. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this one but hope you enjoy it once you read it!

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  3. Interesting. This is new to me. Very nice choice. I like to see when people choose Historicals.


  4. I love historical romances especially when they have a unique setting. I've never read anything by Kate Quinn, but I think I have one of her books on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  5. I've heard so many great things about Kate Quinn's books. She's been on my to-read list for a while now, I jut haven't had a chance to picked her up yet. But since I always love historical fiction books, I'm sure when I finally get to her I'll love her too!


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