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by Eva Jana Siroka

  • ISBN: 0976493705
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Eva Jana Siroka
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: azw rtf mbr lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Semele Books; 1st edition (September 15, 2005)
  • Pages: 312 pages
  • FB2 size: 1781 kb
  • EPUB size: 1451 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 788
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In the cradle of art and faith, a compelling drama of love and sacrifice. Maddalena: Book One of The Golden Tripolis Trilogy.

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Golden Tripolis Trilogy. Maddalena is the love story of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese for Rebecca, a simple Jewish apothecary, in which he loses the papal chair and the woman he loves. By (author) Eva Siroka. Of the wrong class, religion, and color, the converted Maddalena becomes a pawn in the hands of the Inquisition and is condemned to burn.

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Eva Jana Siroka paints a richly sensuous canvas of sixteenth-century Rome in which art, music, science

In the midst of the Vatican's struggle for power-weakened by corruption not unlike the scandals of today-a powerful prelate is unable to conquer his passion for the beautiful daughter of a Jewish apothecary. So begins the epic love story of Cardinal Alesandro Farnese and Rebecca, a love that eventually costs the cardinal the papacy.

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In the cradle of art and faith, a compelling drama of love and sacrifice. Rome, 1560s. In the midst of the Vatican'ss struggle for power, a powerful prelate is unable to conquer his passion for the beautiful daughter of a Jewish apothecary. So begins the epic love story of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese and Rebecca that costs the cardinal the papacy.
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Tolrajas
Eva Jana Siroka's debut historical fiction novel, Maddalena, feels like it has come from an earlier age, one where novels have a slower pace and setting is as important as action. This beautifully illustrated novel, featuring twenty-three original watercolors by the author, took ten years to research, write and illustrate.

Siroka, a renaissance art historian, has taken the story of Titian's famous painting, Penitent Magdalen (originally owned by the historical Alessandro Farnese's brother-in-law) and brought it vibrantly to life.

Set in 16th century Rome, Maddalena is the story of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese's love for Monna Rebecca, a Jewish apothecary; her conversion to Christianity; and his quest to become Pope. Maddalena (the converted Rebecca) is of the wrong class, religion, and color, but this does not deter Farnese, determined to possess Maddalena, even if it will cost him the papal chair.

Maddalena is also the story of a papacy weakened by epic corruption and a struggle for power, told through the eyes of Bartholomaeus (Berti) Spranger, a Flemish born painter to Cardinal Farnese and later the Pope.

The reader is introduced to a period that saw the birth of great art and musical achievements--yet included the harshest days of the Catholic Inquisition, a time when the simplest transgressions could lead to horrific punishments. As this intricate novel unfolds, the reader journeys with Cardinal Farnese in his struggle to balance his passion for Maddalena and his ambitions.

Siroka bring this important period in Rome's history dramatically to life. Her writing is at its best when transporting readers to the streets of Rome, evoking the sights, sounds and smells of the teeming city. The author's years of research into the lives of sixteenth-century, North European painters has paid off by creating a dazzling world. Initially the variations of character's names used, and the shear number of secondary characters is overwhelming and daunting; however the plot quickly draws in the reader.

This reader eagerly awaits Bartholomaeus, the second book of The Golden Tripolis trilogy, which will be set in imperial Prague.

Armchair Interviews says: Notwithstanding the fascinating history woven into this powerful novel, first and foremost this is a novel of love and relationships.
Kiaile
I want you to know about Maddalena, a new kind of illustrated book, very different from the illustrated DaVinci Code that looks and feels more like a college art-history textbook. As hot as his story is, the illustrations in his book break up the flow of the story. Maddalena, a Renaissance story of lust and greed, is different, because the author's beautiful watercolors inserted in three separate groups provide a preview that gets your blood churning before you even get started. Wouldn't you want to know what happens to a beautiful woman being burned at the stake? I did and I loved the story, although I found some of the historical details a bit too much. I skipped a few passages to follow the swiftly moving plot. I highly recommend Eva Siroka's book. It is a new genre in fiction.
Vinainl
If you liked The Da Vinci Code--or any other historically-based novel for that matter--I definitely recommend Maddalena. It's supremely well-written and the characterizations are rich and compelling. You actually get a sense of what it must have felt like to live in the complicated world of 16th-century Rome, during the harshest days of the Catholic Inquisition. The author brings this tale of corruption within the Catholic Church vividly to life, in a way that's almost sensual--the gluttony, the lust, the obsessive love of its characters, particularly Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, based on the true illegitimate grandson of Pope Paul III. A stunningly rich tapestry of day-to-day life in Michelangelo's Rome and a real page turner to boot. Hard to put down once you pick it up. Can't wait to read anything the author writes next.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Just finished reading Maddalena. What a fascinating book! It's meticulously researched, with much of its historical fabric true. I prefer non-fiction, but its title caught my attention in the recent Habitats section of the New York Times. What an unusual way to discover a great book! From the rich, conceited Cardinal Farnese to the hunchbacked mason Beltraffio, all characters and places come alive in a fascinating fashion, most of all the converted Jewish flower woman, the heroine of Maddalena. Even if you are not crazy about historical novels, you'll love this. It's a great story that you won't be able to put down, even more riveting than the Da Vinci Code, because it makes you realize how much history repeats itself. And unlike in the Lost Painting, the plot remains free of excessive research baggage. Get Maddalena and enjoy!
Onoxyleili
Mixed Media

Eva Siroka's mind clearly operates in multiple modes. As she writes, she also paints and sings--and prays. The basics of good literature are all present in Maddalena--a ripping good yarn, two or three strong central characters whose lives intersect momentously, a world of interesting others who swirl in and out of view, a setting which energizes and enhances the narrative, a moral to bring to epiphany. But perhaps the book's most interesting aspect is the surreal simultaneous interplay of the several arts which it celebrates and explores. Readers will be grateful for the inclusion of two dozen of the author's own paintings and wish for a holographic edition with sound track and prayer wheel included on the CD. Buy this book and read it.
Jieylau
Ms Siroka's research and imagination have given us a most pleasurable read! She did an amazing job combining history and an engrossing story. One can just picture the Rome of that time with some very credible social intrigues. The historical details are massive, yet so readable! Her illustrations are also an extraordinary accomplishment. No wonder it took her most of a decade to complete this wonderful combination of history, art and story. I treasure my signed copy and look forward to the next volume in her trilogy!

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