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The Moon and the Sun
The Moon and the Sun
Author: Vonda N. McIntyre
New York Times bestselling author Vonda N. McIntyre proves she is "blessed with both vision and genius" (BookPage) in this breathtaking tale -- part adventure story, part legend, and part Gothic novel-- what Publishers Weekly calls "a marvelous alternative history fable." — In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671567668
ISBN-10: 0671567667
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Absolutely fascinating read. Sea monsters, the court of Louis XIV, suspense, love story...what's not to love?
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I enjoyed this historical fantasy set in Louis XIV's court. A maid befriends a mermaid her scientific brother has caught and fights everyone with her insistence that it is an intelligent being with a soul.
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I really wanted to like this book. I picked it up while browsing my library's fantasy section because I thought the story sounded interesting. And it is, but I can't put my finger on the reason why I couldn't get into it. I cared just enough to not want to return it unfinished, but still had to force myself to open it up.
There were some parts where the descriptions (of people, places, and esp. the morning routine of the royals) felt repetitive and boring, but there were also parts that felt like they hadn't been fleshed out enough (e.g. Odelette/Haleed's story). There were some characters that I liked (Lucien) and I was happy with the ending.