The moon and the sun

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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.
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subject_facet Dwarfs -- France -- Fiction, France -- History -- 17th century -- Fiction, Louis -- XIV, -- King of France, -- 1638-1715 -- Fiction, Sea monsters -- Fiction
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title_full The Moon and the Sun, The moon and the sun / Vonda N. McIntyre, The moon and the sun [electronic resource] / Vonda McIntyre
title_short The moon and the sun
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topic_facet Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction