Mistress of the Sun

Mistress of the Sun

A Novel

Book - 2008
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From the author of the acclaimed and beloved Josephine B. Trilogy comes an enchanting historical novel that captures the drama, elegance and treachery of the court of Louis XIV of France. Louise de la Valli#65533;re, the brave and spirited child of minor nobility and an extraordinary horsewoman, falls in love with a wild stallion and uses ancient magic to tame him. This act shadows Louise throughout her life as she enters the court of the Sun King, where she captures--and then tragically loses--the King's heart.
Mistress of the Sun is addictive and alive. Sandra Gulland has filled this engaging narrative with glorious, meticulously researched detail, including notes on everything from courtly manners to Louis XIV's favourite confection. Based on a true story of love and resounding with mystery, here is a novel that rewards readers with an irresistible glimpse into another time and another life.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2008.
ISBN: 9781554680092
Characteristics: 383 p. :,map ;,25 cm.


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Mar 28, 2014

This didn't stand up to the Josephine B. series but I still thought it was a good book. Good if you like reading historical fiction.

Sep 04, 2012

Disappointing! I loved the Josephine B. Trilogy and this book didn't even come close to my high expectations for Gulland. A romance that didn't have much of a story line and was tedious to read (having said that, I did finish it!)

Aug 23, 2011

louise de valliere and king louis

samdog123 Apr 14, 2008

A disappointing second novel from the author of the Josephine B trilogy. The narrative is weak and character development shallow.

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