Book Reviews of The Master of all Desires

The Master of all Desires
The Master of all Desires
Author: Judith Merkle Riley
ISBN-13: 9780140296532
ISBN-10: 0140296530
Publication Date: 12/1/2000
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is a "different" book, with a little bit of "magic," but I really liked it! Historical fiction with a twist...
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Helpful Score: 2
This book won the "Best Book of the Year" from the Library Journal. Not sure I would go that far but it really was a fun read.
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1556 - Nostradamus uncovers a plot to destroy France.
Interesting historical with a touch of fantasy
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This excellent book might be considered at least as much fantasy as it is historical, because magic works, here in the court of Henri II of France. You have a talking head in a box; Nostradamus; intense rivalry between Queen Catherine de Medici and the King's mistress, Diane de Poitiers; dueling alchemists; a poetess and various characters with designs on her person; and Auntie Pauline, the widow of a man whose profession I will not reveal. I believe I would like to be Pauline when I grow up, though, as she succeeds in knowing someting even Nostradamus doesn't.
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Weird, not in a good way.