By Sarah Bower
Violante isn't presupposed to be right here, in a single of the grandest courts of Renaissance Italy. She isn't alleged to be a lady-in-waiting to the gorgeous Lucrezia Borgia. however the similar secretive politics that driven Lucrezia's father to the Vatican have landed Violante deep in a lavish panorama of ardour and ambition.
Violante discovers a Lucrezia unknown to people who see just a scheming harlot, and all of the whispers approximately her brother, Cesare Borgia, by no means published the soul of the fellow who dances shut with Violante.
But those that input the home of Borgia are by no means rather an identical after they leave—if they go away in any respect. Violante's position in background will try out her center and go away her the dad or mum of harmful secrets and techniques she needs to hold to the grave.
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