The Scarlet Contessa - A Novel of the Italian Renaissance-logo

The Scarlet Contessa - A Novel of the Italian Renaissance

Jeanne Kalogridis

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Daughter of the Duke of Milan and wife of the conniving Count Girolamo Riario, Caterina Sforza was the bravest warrior Renaissance Italy ever knew. She ruled her own lands, fought her own battles, and openly took lovers whenever she pleased. Her remarkable tale is told by her lady-in-waiting, Dea, a woman knowledgeable in reading the "triumph cards," the predecessor of modern-day Tarot. As Dea tries to unravel the truth about her husband's murder, Caterina single-handedly holds off invaders who would steal her title and lands. However, Dea's reading of the cards reveals that Caterina cannot withstand a third and final invader-none other than Cesare Borgia, son of the corrupt Pope Alexander VI, who has an old score to settle with Caterina. Trapped inside the Fortress at Ravaldino as Borgia's cannons pound the walls, Dea reviews Caterina's scandalous past and struggles to understand their joint destiny, while Caterina valiantly tries to fight off Borgia's unconquerable army.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Wanda McCaddon

Length:

15h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:08


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

43:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:58


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

30:21


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

21:47


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:01


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

18:40


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

20:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

40:24


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

28:46


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

07:59


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

33:30


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

53:31


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

15:29


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

21:45


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

26:59


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

26:28


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

27:01


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

27:31


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

23:20


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

16:38


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

22:31


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

33:20


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

30:20


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

20:46


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

13:45


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

23:46


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

31:10


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

19:25


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

31:00


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

28:46


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

19:30


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

26:33


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

34:24


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

30:44


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

09:24


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

01:34


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

00:28