Saturday, January 05, 2019

First Paragraph

Dawn is a pale bruise rising in the night sky when, from inside the palace, a window is flung open and a face appears, its features distorted by the firelight thrown up from the torches beneath. In the piazza below, the soldiers garrisoned to keep the peace have fallen asleep. But they wake fast enough as the voice rings out: "WE HAVE A POPE!"

- From Blood and Beauty: The Borgias, a novel by Sarah Dunant

No comments: