The Internet Book List - Spread the word
       


Book Information: Stars Dispose, the

Stars Dispose, the (1998) [Novel]
by Michaela Roessner Rating: No votes (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Series: Catherine de' Medici
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

When Catherine was born, she was the sole legitimate heir to a great fortune and great power. But her father had died before she was born, and her mother died only a few weeks afterward, leaving the child to the guardianship of the pope and the fosterage of servants.

From this beginning, Roessner tells an intimate story, of the servant families of the Medici who practice the secret magics of the kitchen and hearth. The Befanini family is bound to the Medici by blood and oaths, through children born on the wrong side of the blanket, recognized but not legitimate. Thomas, the son of Catherine's foster mother, is bound particularly to Catherine by magic and love, for he is destined to become Catherine's chef, and to that end he is not only taught the arts of the kitchen but is apprenticed out to a sculptor, and befriended by the great Michelangelo.

But war intervenes in the charted courses of these children, and in the struggles between the pope and the German emperor and the city of Florence itself, their futures - and their very lives - are set at risk.

Original title: The Stars Dispose
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionFantasyHistorical
FictionHistoricalEuropeanRenaissance

Edition #1: Stars Dispose, the

Stars Dispose, the (1998)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!


Manifested in:

Stars Dispose, the (1998)


ISBN: 0812550145

Add to my library



©Steven Jeffery / IBList.com, 2012
Terms of Use