The Moon and the Sun

By Vonda N. McIntyre
Produced by Cedar House Audio
Read by Anna Fields

14.95 Hours 10/01/1999 unabridged
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This breathtaking tale is part adventure story, part legend, and part Gothic novel. 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: a rare, perhaps mythical, sea monster. When Father Yves de la Croix returns with the shrieking, gargoyle-faced creature, Marie-Josèphe looks forward to assisting her adored brother with his scientific study. Yet the creature’s gaze and exquisite singing foretell a different future. Soon Marie-Josèphe finds herself contemplating choices that will defy the institutions which power her world—king, country, church, and even family. She must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions—even at the cost of changing her life forever. A sensitive investigation of the integrity in all of us, The Moon and the Sun is destined to become a visionary classic.

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Summary

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Winner of the 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel

This breathtaking tale is part adventure story, part legend, and part Gothic novel.

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: a rare, perhaps mythical, sea monster.

When Father Yves de la Croix returns with the shrieking, gargoyle-faced creature, Marie-Josèphe looks forward to assisting her adored brother with his scientific study. Yet the creature’s gaze and exquisite singing foretell a different future. Soon Marie-Josèphe finds herself contemplating choices that will defy the institutions which power her world—king, country, church, and even family. She must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions—even at the cost of changing her life forever.

A sensitive investigation of the integrity in all of us, The Moon and the Sun is destined to become a visionary classic.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“McIntyre vividly creates a Versailles poised on the cusp between alchemy and modern science. Her imaginings enliven her history with wonder, but, as in the best fantasy, they serve less to dazzle by their inventiveness than to illuminate brilliantly real-world truths.” Publishers Weekly
“A dazzling and spirited evocation of the passions, intrigues, and preconceptions of the age, along with a dandy pair of misfit, star-crossed lovers: an enchanting slice of what-if historical speculation.” Kirkus Reviews
“McIntyre has done her historical homework, as is evident in a superbly realized setting, and she executes the plot with superior skill…[A] splendid historical fantasy that shows SF star McIntyre admirably opening new territory.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Vonda N. McIntyre

Vonda N. McIntyre, American science fiction author, is one of the earliest successful graduates of the Clarion Science Fiction Writers Workshop. She gained prominence with the 1973 publication of Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand, which won a Nebula Award for Best Novelette and served as the initial section of Dreamsnake, which won both a Nebula and a Hugo award. She has been on the New York Times bestseller list five times. Ms. McIntyre lives in Seattle.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 14.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English