Queen Jezebel (Medici Trilogy)

Queen Jezebel (Medici Trilogy) - Jean Plaidy The brilliant future that Catherine de Medici envisioned for her favorite son is about to collapse. A pampered fop, he is unable to rule the country he fought to gain control of for so long. He is under the control of his favorites and they are bent on destroying the country to gain what they want, power and wealth.

Catherine is unable to stop her son, as her illness progresses and age catches up with her. She does what she can to even out the power distribution in the country, but all factions seem intent on all or nothing.

Great read, love Jean Plaidy's writing style!