The Moon and the Sun
By Vonda N. McIntyre
A sumptuous historical fantasy romance set in the court of King Louis XIV, the Sun King - a dangerous place to be for those who would defy him.
In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition. From the Hall of Mirrors to the vermin-infested attics of the Chateau at Versailles, courtiers compete to please the king, sacrificing fortune,principles and sacred bonds.
Here, Marie-Josephe de la Croix looks forward to assisting herbrother, Yves, in the scientific study of the rare sea monster he has captured. But when Marie-Josephe makes a discovery about the sea creature that threatens all her brother, the courtiers and the King understand, it is left to her to defy the institutions that power her world.
But in the decadent court of King Louis, where morality is skewed and corruption reigns - will anyone listen to a single voice? Somehow, she must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions - even at the cost of changing her life forever.
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02 Jul 2015
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The finest alternate history ever, lighthearted and wise - a luminous, radiant novel — Ursula K. Le Guin
A dazzling and spirited evocation of the passions, intrigues and preconceptions of the age: an enchanting slice of what-if historical speculation — Kirkus
Successfully melds fantasy and alternate history to create a charming, well-written and meticulously researched novel — Fantasy Book Review
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'a good read and contains some detail not in previous titles, in particular Hasler and Sparks' escape to Spain with the French resistance' Royal Canoe Club. — Royal Canoe Club