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The Victim Of Her Own Success Ivictim of her own success I Dickason s novels engaging entertaining and compulsive reading I literally devour them Yes I was a bit cross with the hero for not being able to keep it in his pants but I couldn t put this novel d This absorbing historical novel has the firemaster of James I of England as its hero and is a follow on from the novel The Firemaster s Mistress which I read and enjoyed a few years ago In this story the firemaster who is called Francis oynt is sent as a spy to a small Italian state where he has to find a secret document that compromises the safety of King James s secretary of state Robert Cecil The task is complicated however by the madness of the prince of La Spada and the
BEAUTY AND CUNNING OF HIS DAUGHTERand cunning of his daughter the Principessa of the title A wonderful mix of history Suspense Adventure And Romance I Really Enjoyed This Book And adventure and romance I really enjoyed this book and recommend both of them I had to get this one finished if only so I could get Nessun dorma out of my head. E to a hostage but he wants Cecil's firemaster Francis oynt the best in his dangerous business Cecil immediately seizes the chance for oynt also serves as his spyLa Spada is a wealthy beautiful Italian city state – the gateway of Europe Whoever controls the mountain passes of La Spada also controls the flow of intelligence and much of the trade from the Middle East As his mind disintegrates into fantastic obsessions the This is the story of the Principessa
From The Town Of La Spada Andthe town of La Spada and adversity she overcomes as she tries to the Principessa from the town of La Spada and the adversity she overcomes as she tries to her father from killing her and her brother seizing the throne It is also about Francis oynt Who travels from England as a firemaster on a secret mission to help the reigning Prince a mission he is told nothing about This book is the second in a series the first being The Firemaster s Daughter It is a great historical read and for anyone with an interest in ElizabethianJacobean England it gives great insite Christie Dickenson has thoroughly researched the period and brings her characters to life with every word Although this is a novel it feels like living history The reader has the pleasure of gaining knowledge of the period while still enjoying a good read I don t know why everyone compares Dickason nfavourably to Philippa Gregory Let s face it Gregory though I love her too has banged out some real dull reads in recent years with all the hallmarks of having been written hastily to meet a Sumptuous glorious evocation of Jacobean London and Renaissance Italy from the acclaimed author of The Firemaster’s MistressRobert Cecil Secretary of State to James I has a problem He owes a vast and secret debt to the Prince of La Spada who is dying and has called in the loan – and Cecil cannot pay Even worse he has staked as security without royal authority the King's Great – and Cecil cannot pay Even worse he has staked as security without royal authority the King's Great To Cecil's surprise the Prince will agre. ,
Which I found myself humming every time I picked the book Transformed Into the Frenchmans Mistress (The Hudsons of Beverly Hills, upSofia s rules for living remind me of Turandot She yearns to rule an Italian princedom but is hampered by a father who is dying of syphilis who has infected large numbers of his people a half brother who aspires to the throne simply because he s male and she s not and there are also lots of mysterious characters who we don t know if we can trust or notEnter from England Francisoynt pyrotechnician His job is ostensibly to send the prince to heaven in a vehicle which does not rely on fire to propel it so the prince can bargain with God and try to save his soul spoiler alert His real reason for going is to find and destroy a bond which Robert Cecil the Secretary of State has entered into with the prince in an ncharacteristic lapse of wisdomNeedless to say when Francis meets the princess Sofia all her rules are blown out of the windowI found this book a bit repetitive but it did keep me wondering till the last page how Sofia s problems could be solved. Rince makes his treacherous illegitimate son his heir Which thwarts the deadly ambition of his daughter Sofia – the PrincipessaSofia is young seductive wily and recently widowed Already a blooded of politics she is young seductive wily and recently widowed Already a blooded player of she outdo Lucretia Borgia in the lethal game of
survival Which she must now play to save herself and her beloved state As npredictable as gunpowder will she chooseWhich she must now play to save herself and her beloved state As npredictable as gunpowder will she choose seek Francis's heart or his life Or bo. .