Book beginnings: The Vatican Princess

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The Vatican Princess

Infamy is merely an accident of fate. That is what my father used to say. He would pronounce this laughingly, in that careless way of his, waving his fleshy hand adorned with the papal ring of the Fisherman, as if with the mere flick of his fingers he could dispel the noxious cloud of accusations that hovered over us, the spiny whispers about vice, bloody corruption , and unholy abuse..
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The Vatican Princess,
by C. W. Gortner

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Teaser Tuesdays (Feb 23, 2016): The Vatican Princess

TeaserTuesday-Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
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Teaser Tuesdays

Today, my Teasers are from

The Vatican Princess

Sancia reached into her cloak, pulling out a small dagger. Her face turned grim. I tasted the brine of fear in my throat as we stepped over the threshold. The antechamber was in shambles, overturned chairs and shards of broken porcelain littering the carpets. My women cowered by my bedchamber door. Giovanni was moving toward them; as he heard Sancia and me walk in, he whirled about, swaying, his eyes narrowed with wine-soaked fury.
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The Vatican Princess,
by C. W. Gortner

Author’s website

Publisher’s website

My review

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Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
(make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away!
You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too,
so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists
if they like your teasers!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Sunday Sentence: The Vatican Princess, by C. W. Gortner

Sunday Sentence The Vatican Princess

The Vatican Princess,
by C. W. Gortner

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Publisher’s website

My review

 

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Sunday Sentence
is inspired by author David Abrams
at The Quivering Pen