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The Resource The moon and the sun, Vonda N. McIntyre

The moon and the sun, Vonda N. McIntyre

Label
The moon and the sun
Title
The moon and the sun
Statement of responsibility
Vonda N. McIntyre
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition, 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, a rare, perhaps mythical, sea monster. When Father Yves de la Croix returns with the shrieking creature with the gargoyle face, Marie-Josephe de la Croix looks forward to assisting her brother in his scientific experiment. But struck by the creature's gaze and exquisite singing, Marie-Josephe finds herself contemplating actions that would defy every institution in her life: king, country, church, and even family. Somehow, she must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions, even at the cost of changing her life forever
Tone
Writing style
Award
Nebula Award for Best Novel, 1997.
Awards note
Nebula Award winner, novel, 1997.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
044487
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McIntyre, Vonda N
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3563.A3125
LC item number
M66 1997
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis
  • Louis
  • France
  • Sea monsters
  • Dwarfs
  • Sea monsters
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The moon and the sun, Vonda N. McIntyre
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36649155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780671567651
Lccn
97003232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36649155
Label
The moon and the sun, Vonda N. McIntyre
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm36649155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 421 pages
Isbn
9780671567651
Lccn
97003232
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36649155

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