Before reading the book, please click on “Characters” and print a copy. This “cheat sheet” will make it easier for you to follow this historical story. I also recommend you familiarize yourself with the historical events taking place at the time of this story by reading the “Timeline” section of this website. Lastly, please don’t forget to view the Borghese/Bonaparte properties by clicking on the “View Borghese/Bonaparte Properties” link. This will help you visualize some of the incredible locations written about in this book. This is my first novel which took me over three years to complete. I really do hope you enjoy the read!