Moon and the Sun

Author(s): Vonda N. McIntyre


In seventeenth-century France, Louis XIV rules with flamboyant ambition. 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 sacred bonds. Here, Marie-Josephe de la Croix looks forward to assisting her brother, Yves, in the scientific study of the rare sea monster he has captured. The living creature, with its double tail, tangled hair, and gargoyle face, provides an intriguing experiment. But, for Marie-Josephe, the creature's exquisite singing leads her to conclude that it is more than just an animal. Soon Marie-Josephe is contemplating choices that defy the institutions which power her world. Somehow, she must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions - even at the cost of changing her life forever.


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Winner of SFWA Nebula Award Novel Category 1997.

'This book has everything: prose rich in imagery and lyricism, powerful characterisation, a plot that sings, enchanting romance, and a depth of insight into human nature' SFSite. 'The Moon and the Sun successfully melds fantasy and alternate history to create a charming, well-written and meticulously-researched novel that will appeal to readers who enjoy history and romance with a fantasy element' Fantasy Book Review.

Vonda McIntyre was born 1948 and lived in the USA as well as the Netherlands. She worked as a research scientist and has both taught and studied Creative Writing. She holds a black belt in Aikido and is a founding member of Book View Cafe, an ebook website. She lives in Seattle.

General Fields

  • : 9780857054241
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : Quercus Publishing Plc
  • : April 2015
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Vonda N. McIntyre
  • : Paperback
  • : Film Tie-In
  • : 813.6
  • : 448