Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Borgias on Showtime

Check out this trailer for The Borgias on Showtime.

I only came acrossed it because I signed on to review this book from Sourcebooks.

Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower

With the highly talked about Spring 2011 premiere of Showtime’s new series The Borgias, there is no doubt this notorious and legendary crime family will soon be in the spotlight. Sourcebooks would like to introduce the original, fifteenth-century Sopranos to twenty-first-century readers. From author Sarah Bower comes Sins of the House of Borgia, a complex, unvarnished portrait of one of history’s most notoriously corrupt families. The story is set in fifteenth-century Italy, where sex, scandal, and murder are masked by the glamorous riches of those in power. The scheming families of Rome rule Renaissance Italy and the grand ambitions of the Borgias stop at nothing. With rich descriptions and fascinating historical details, Bower recreates this world flawlessly in her compelling tale of a girl, Violante, who gets caught up with the wrong family.

The book sounds good and the show looks like it will be fabulous! I have only seen the first season of The Tudors and they are saying this is just as good.

Anyone else interested in this?

Happy reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

sex, scandal and power - I'm all for it! I didn't know there was a new series on this!

Over the last couple of months I have had a marathon & watched Seasons 1-3 of Tudors - LOVED it!

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Ooh, I'm all about learning about the Borgias!! Sign me up -- I love the reference to the "original fifteenth-century Sopranos!"

Mystica said...

This must be excellent. The Borgias are such an intriguing clan that reading/watching aboutthem has to be very good.