Books The Guardian

wordery Buy Books Online, Over 10 Millions Books

The Daughter of Sienna review à 104

Read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Marina Fiorato

On to be held in the heart of the peerless Tuscan city of Siena But the beauty and pageantry masks the deadly rivalry that exists among the city's districts Each ward represented by an animal symbol puts forth a rider to claim the winner's ban. I thought this book could have been much better if the writer had talent I originally thought that maybe this was a translation but after checking the title pages it was not The author's writing style was that stilted though I know that it was originally published in Europe so perhaps some of the sayings and things didn't relate well to my American brain Either way the book was extremely heavy in prose with very little dialogue making it difficult to read It took me a very long time to get through this book and the only thing that made me finish it was that I would have had to turn it back in to the library soonThe plot is basically about Siena in 1723 and a few of the key players that led to an almost uprising and a change in the rules of the Palio If you don't know very much about this part of Italian history then I highly recommend that you google 1700 era Siena contrade and Violante de Beatrix before you read this It will make everything easier to understand Once I did that the novel made a bit sense to me Still it seemed that the author embellished the story line a lot as she follows Violante's attempt to stop the coup with Riccardo's help Oh and Pia is part of the story Sort of In that she's Riccardo's lover and she also told him about the things she overhears But other than that I'm confused about why she was in the story at all Wait I forgot Because the story parallels Morte d'Arthur or whatever and also Pia of Tolomei from Dante Yawn That really got on my nerves too It seems that the author can't let the readers discover the connections for themselves Instead she had to highlight the likenesses every time they occurredAnyways I was unimpressed with this book

Summary The Daughter of Sienna

The Daughter of SiennaNer but the contest turns citizens into tribes and men into beasts and beautiful headstrong young Pia Tolomei is in love with a rider of an opposing ward an outsider who threatens the shaky balance of intrigue and influence that rules the land. What a book I loved every second of it This is what a can call the ideal book for me It's brimming with mystery intrigue romance and to top it all it is full of historical facts which made it all the interesting since I did not know that much on eighteenth century Siena I really wish to visit someday Fiorato's diction and description makes the novel looks like a movie The book would definitely make a good movie but that's just a thought Halfway through the book I ordered another Marina Fiorato's book The Glassblower of Murano I've now become an avid fan of Siena Tuscany in general and Marina Fiorato of course Fans of historical fiction Italy and horsesdo yourself a favour and read this one Update in 2016 I have just finished reading it for the second time I rarely read the same book twice so many books so little time but this is certainly one of my very favourite books and I had the opportunity to visit Siena uite recently and it is breathtaking and wonderful as it is described in the novel I was super excited to see the contrade signs on the city walls and Piazza di Tolomei Camollia Gate and of course the beautiful Il Campo and the Torre della Mangia

Marina Fiorato Æ 4 review

The Daughter of Sienna review à 104 Ì ❰PDF❯ ✪ The Daughter of Sienna Author Marina Fiorato – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th century Italy a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio the breathtaking horse race set in SienaIt's 1729 and the Palio a AmiAmid the intrigue and danger of th century Italy a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio the breathtaking horse race set in SienaIt's and the Palio a The Daughter PDFEPUBwhite knuckle horse race is so. I may be completely biased but no one has a handle on Italian historical fiction uite like Marina Fiorato It's the 1720's in the Tuscan city of Siena and Pia Tolomei finds herself wed into a ruthless noble family that are part of a plot to replace a childless Medici widow But when a mysterious green eyed rider comes to town and captures the young woman's attention it's only a matter of time before the city is threatened by war From the descriptions of the Palio a most dangerous horse race and the strong characters I just couldn't get enough of this novel Simply a wonderful reason as to why I enjoy historical fictionGoodreads review 110619