"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly waiting to get our hands on.
This week I am waiting for:
The Serpent and the Pearl by Kate Quinn
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.
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 it.
I loved Kate's series in ancient Rome and can't wait to get my hands on this one.