Madame Serpent has ratings and reviews. Sarah (Presto agitato) said: Okay, I know this book isn’t exactly serious literature. It’s probably not. Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1): Los medici – Ebook written by Jean Plaidy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your. Madame serpiente (Trilogía de los Médici 1): Los medici Most of the books written as Jean Plaidy are historical romances based on English history featuring .

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I felt sorry for her and kept wishing something would go her way, but at the same time she’s so full of hatred. I may, after a time, return to this series to see how de Medici fares in the second and third novels, though find myself in need of literary courage for that plunge.

Men and women were considered equals, for the most part, not like the English courts I have read so much about. It starts when she is a little girl in Italy, and follows her through the time her husband, King Henry of France, dies.

I really did enjoy this book. So I gave this book the top rating because I madqme put it down. Catherine was thought to have paid someone to poison Henry’s older brother, who was the Dauphine of France and serpuente become king before Henry.

Mary was related to Diane of Poitiers and her uncles the Plaiddy and they ruled Frances 2nd. This is before all the “good parts” where Catherine indeed becomes “Madame Serpent.

As with many young women of the time, she was a pawn on the chessboard of European peacemaking, where marriages helped not only strengthen alliances, but allowed monarchies to oversee larger pieces of the European pie. Catherine has learned throughout her life how to hide her feelings and do her best to sway situations to her advantage.


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I cannot criticise Plaidy, as I am sure her success and admiration by millions cannot be false in comparison to my sole struggle. Queen Jeanne of Navarre did die just after she signed the marriage contract pursued by Catherine. Plaidy explores some of Catherine de Medici’s deep-seeded distrust in the French Court to fan the flames of evil buried deep inside her, vowing to right all the wrongs that have befallen her. But Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

While I did enjoy the dip into a period and place in history that I didn’t know a great deal about – France in the ‘s I felt quite disconnected with the characters.

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The story of King Henry 2 of France- who was the son of Frances 1st of France- a very strong figure who was a lover of many women. His son, Henry 2 was married to Catherine de Medici from Rome and a member of the Medici family of tradesmen with Lorenzo Medici of Florence- lover of art and zerpiente powerful.

However, she has come to realise that no one will protect her other than herself. Although she loved her new father, Francis I, and his court, she never gained the courts full acceptance. Plaidy is sympathetic to the difficulties faced by Catherine and the self-control she needed to develop to survive the politics of the royal court of France.

Mount Mellyn stood as proud and magnificent as she had envisioned I know how you feel. This book re-imagines the events that eventually shaped Catherine jeaj Medici into the woman she would become.

Mar 06, Jenni rated it liked it.

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This one stayed mostly to the perspective of Catherine de Medici which helped the immersion more than having multiple povs. I can also feel Catherine’s pain. I plan to read the next two books in the trilogy eventually. Okay, I know this book isn’t exactly serious literature.


She determines to find love with her husband but is cast aside and lives in the shadow of his mistress. But though evil lurks in the shadows, so does love–and the freedom to find a golden promise forever An ever-growing collection of others appears at: It’s plzidy for me to really articulate just why I enjoy reading her books so much.

Madame Serpiente

Was she a poisoner? They’ve slowly started to bring more and more of her books back in print, but it definitely is exciting to know how many of her books I’ve still yet to read, although a bit depressing to know how many are still out of print. Our poor suffering country! Basing plidy entire plot on the underhanded fighting of women was boring, sepiente Catherine’s spite, though well deserved, was tiring – her character could’ve been shown in such a better way.

It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are. The political dances of the French court are as complex and diabolical as those of Italy. I admit, my rating of this book will not be as high as it might have been had I been more attached to the entire method, though I do counsel those who read this review serliente take my comments with a grain of proverbial salt.