(Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family

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REVIEW In the Name of the Family DOWNLOAD Ó In the Name of the Family Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD `It is better to be feared than loved' Niccolo Machiavelli In the bear pit of renaissance politics a young Florentine diplomat finds himself first hand observer on the history's most notorious family the Borgias In the Name of the Family as Blood and Beauty did before holds up a mirror to a turbulent moment of history sweeping aside the myths to bring alive the real Borgia family; complicated brutal passionate and glorious Here is a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's doomed years in the compa. This turned 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 grief filled books that I recently read This gave me both I give it 35 stars and I can t round up to 4 stars because at times it felt somewhat dragged out The other criticism I have is that some of the dialogue felt modern than I would have thought An unscrupulous man juggling the power of the papacy and the politics of Rome and the royal courts of the country his ruthless illegitimate son with ambitions set on acuiring land and riches his beautiful illegitimate daughter a diplomat in a sense and playing a role in making alliances by her marriages to help her father certainly make for an intriguing story These are the Borgias Alexander VI Cesare and Lucrezia the ruling family of church and state in Rome and other cities in the early 1500 s I didn t really like any of them but I definitely enjoyed the intrigue the history of this time and place There are many other characters to keep tract of but the main narratives move between the multiple points of view of Alexander Cesare Lucrezia and also Nicolo Machiavelli I found Machiavelli to be one of the most interesting characters and have read that his inspiration for The Prince was Cesare Borgia In Rome revenge is the fashion of the season While this uote comes fairly late in the book it reflects a lot of what happens here perhaps the Pope is growing frightened of his own son There are power shifts within the Borgia family as Cesare moves without consulting his father let alone seeking his approval already wondering about who the conclave of cardinals will choose to replace his father even before his father is dead How accurate is the history I didn t have any real knowledge to speak of about the Borgias but the list of sources reflect that Dunant has done significant research I would recommend this to those who enjoy historical fiction I received an advanced copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group Random House through NetGalley

REVIEW In the Name of the Family

In the Name of the Family

REVIEW In the Name of the Family DOWNLOAD Ó In the Name of the Family Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD Ny of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia a self confessed womaniser and master of political corruption is now on 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 own power And then there is Cesare Borgia brilliant ruthless and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with the diplomat Machiavelli which offers a master class on the dark arts of power and politics What. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestIf BLOOD BEAUTY is the rise of the Borgia family then IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY marks their fall This rather chunky work of historical fiction details Alexander Borgia in his old age losing first power then his grasp on reality and finally his own 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 of prostitutes Even though both books are about the same family the first one sparkles like a dagger whereas THE NAME OF THE FAMILY is shrouded in the gloom of a funeral shroud I m still kind of 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 on the wall It s a bit of a slog getting into this book and normally I don t go for slow reads that wait you out but the characters are so richly detailed and the writing is so gorgeous that the journey is worth the effort Honestly this family was a real life Game of Thrones and I d really recommend this to anyone who s a fan 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 that of nonfiction while still managing to be engaging Lucrezia Alexander and Cesare were all so formidable 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 all of 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 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 fond of court intrigue especially court intrigue set during the peak of the Italian Renaissance35 stars

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REVIEW In the Name of the Family DOWNLOAD Ó In the Name of the Family Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics The Prince But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasing maverick behavior it is Lucrezia who will become the Borgia survivor taking on her enemies and creating her own place in historyConjuring up the past in all its complexity horror and pleasures In The Name of the Family confirms Sarah Dunant's place as the leading novelist of the Renaissance and one of the most acclaimed historical fiction writers of our a. It s April and this is firmly absolutely on my Books of 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 of figures made bloated and almost cartoonish via the scandalous historical gossip which has fed lurid novels and TV series sold on sex n murder Dunant instead goes back to the sources and the scholarship and has fleshed them out so that Roderigo Lucrezia and Cesare are real people On top of that Dunant s ironic commentary though not uite as prominent as in the first book offers up a sly often sardonic view of historyI was disappointed that the book ends where it does view spoiler with the death of Roderigo the Pope and then we get a retrospective from Machiavelli rather than living through Cesare s final years and death hide spoiler


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    (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family This turned 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 grief filled books that I recently read This gave me both I give it 35 stars and I can't round up to 4 stars because at times it felt somewhat dragged out The other criticism I have is that some of the dialogue felt modern than I would have thought An unscrupulous man juggling the p

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    REVIEW In the Name of the Family SUMMARY Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Sarah Dunant Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD Renaissance Italy and the Borgias never fail to attract my notice Such conflicted times the church all powerful the Borgia

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    (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family I have loved or at least really liked the Sarah Dunant books I've read in the past So I was thrilled to get an ARC of this novel concerning the Borgias I did not read Blood and Beauty which is the predecessor to this book de

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    (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestIf BLOOD BEAUTY is the rise of the Borgia family then IN THE NAME OF THE FAMILY marks their fall This rather chunky work of historical fiction details Alexander Borgia in his

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    SUMMARY Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Sarah Dunant Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family When I like Sarah Dunant's books I LOVE them I got an ARC of The Birth of Venus thirteen years ago and I stayed up all night to finish reading it I savored every bit of Sacred Hearts and it became one of 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

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    (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family This is the second in Sarah Dunant’s series of book about the Borgias but it works well as a standalone novel However on the strength of this I will definitely be adding the earlier one to my TBR pileSarah Dunant injects colour and life into a cast of real life characters who were already pretty colourful Rodrigo Borgia risen to become Pope Alexander VI despite siring illegitimate children including Cesare and Lucrezi

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    REVIEW In the Name of the Family Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family I knew little about the Borgia family of the early 1500's going into this book and I have not read Blood and Beautybut this

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    REVIEW In the Name of the Family SUMMARY Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Sarah Dunant Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD 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 other readers I have to admit though that given the emotional high note that Blood and Beauty concluded on I was very grateful to have the next book on hand Sarah Dunant is a highly skilled and compelling author with clear enthusiasm for her subject and in many ways this

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    Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Sarah Dunant REVIEW In the Name of the Family It's April and this is firmly absolutely on my 'Books of the Year' list no doubt about it at all Dunant's been a 3 starrer for me until her Bloo

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    SUMMARY Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Sarah Dunant (Pdf Read) In the Name of the Family Sarah Dunant ☆ 0 DOWNLOAD A longer review is available on my blog characters in this book are based on true characters and Dunant attempts to keep as much as possible to the true legends of these historical people They are deliciously evil and I read with as much glee

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  • In the Name of the Family
  • Sarah Dunant
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  • 07 February 2020
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