The Moon and the Sun

The Moon and the Sun

Book - 1997
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A woman from the sea is captured by 17th century French sailors so that King Louis XIV can eat her rejuvenating organs. The captive, who has green hair and flaps for legs, sings beautifully and this moves a woman courtier to save her. A look at what it means to be human. In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition. In his domain, wealth and beauty take all; frivolity begets cruelty; science and alchemy collide. 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 even the sacred bond between brother and sister. By the fiftieth year of his reign, Louis XIV has made France the most powerful state in the western world. Yet the Sun King's appetite for glory knows no bounds. In a bold stroke, he sends his natural philosopher on an expedition to seek the source of immortality -- the rare, perhaps mythical, sea monsters. For the glory, of his God, his country, and his king, Father Yves de la Croix returns with his treasures: one heavy shroud packed in ice ... and a covered basin that imprisons a shrieking creature.
Publisher: London : Jo Fletcher Books, ©1997
ISBN: 9780857054241
Branch Call Number: MCINTYR
Characteristics: 434 pages : map ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Moon & the sun

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SqueeGirl Sep 26, 2009

Marie-Josèphe tries to rescue a sea monster that her brother has brought back from a naturalist voyage. She defies the King and the Pope to help the kind monster who the King believes holds the secrets to immortality.

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