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The red lily crown

Loupas, Elizabeth2015
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April, 1574: Florence - and Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici - lies dying. The city is paralyzed with dread, for the next man to wear the crown will be Prince Francesco: despotic, dangerous, and obsessed with alchemy. Chiara Nerini, the troubled daughter of an anti-Medici bookseller, sets out to save her starving family by selling her dead father's rare alchemical equipment to the prince. Instead, she is trapped in his household - imprisoned and forcibly initiated as a virgin acolyte in Francesco's quest for power and immortality. Undaunted, she seizes her chance to pursue undreamed-of power of her own.
Main title:
The red lily crown / Elizabeth Loupas.
Imprint:
London : Arrow Books, 2015.
Collation:
418 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Originally published: New York: NAL Trade, 2014.
ISBN:
9780099571537 (pbk)
Language:
English
BRN:
3759187
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