Planning to watch Showtime's new miniseries, starring Jeremy Irons, The Borgias, which starts this coming Sunday, April 3rd? Well then it's time to brush up on the Borgias and the best place to start is with Mario Puzo's final novel that plunges reader into the colorful tumult of the Italian Renaissance and the family at the center of it, The Family.
The crowning achievement of a truly phenomenal career, Mario Puzo's final novel is a remarkable epic of greed, treachery, sin, and power beyond mortal imagination. It is a journey to a different time and place—when the Church held the ultimate authority and ambition was cloaked in robes of the richest velvet. But most of all, it is the spellbinding story of a father and his children, bonded by blood, devotion, and dark purpose, who would descend into hell to rise to challenge the heavens; a family whose name is forever emblazoned in the annals of infamy . . . Borgia!