This reading group guide for The Poet Prince includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Kathleen McGowan. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book. Description
Maureen follows her new teacher, Destino, to Florence where she begins training in the secret teachings of The Order of the Holy Sepulcher, just as Matilda did before her 1000 years ago. With Destino, Maureen discovers the story of Lorenzo, the man who would be known to history as The Magnificent. But Maureen will learn that Lorenzo’s driving obsession was not one of simple culture; rather, he was creating a body of work to preserve a series of ancient secrets, secrets too powerful and dangerous to be committed to writing. Lorenzo is aided by his mistress, the forbidden lover who obsesses him until he dies – and who acted as muse for some of the most famous and breathtaking paintings in the world.
Maureen is joined by her lover, Berenger, who discovers that he shares an extraordinary legacy with Lorenzo the Magnificent: both were born under the auspices of a prophecy found in the early writing of the Bloodline, the prophecy of The Poet Prince. While Berenger explores the daunting task of filling Lor