The Resource The shadow queen : a novel, Sandra Gulland, (electronic resource)

The shadow queen : a novel, Sandra Gulland, (electronic resource)

Label
The shadow queen : a novel
Title
The shadow queen
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Gulland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the beloved Josephine B. series, comes a spellbinding historical novel about a young woman who rises to become the confidante to the most powerful, provocative, and dangerous woman in the 17th-century French Court: the mistress of the charismatic Sun King. 1660, Paris: As the daughter of itinerant actors who once lit up the Parisian stages, Claudette always thought her future lay in the theater. But a series of chance encounters pull Claudette into the alluring orbit of the most beautiful woman in all of France: AthenaIs de Montespan, the mistress to Louis XIV and reigning "Shadow Queen." Impetuous by nature, AthenaIs wields a disconcerting amount of power-a fact that has ruffled many of the Sun King's key advisors. Needing someone to act as her eyes and ears, AthenaIs hires Claudette as a personal attendant. The young stagehand leaves the world of theater only to find that Court is very much like a stage, with outward shows of loyalty masking more devious intentions. This parallel is not lost on AthenaIs, who fears political enemies are plotting her ruin while young courtesans angle to take the coveted spot in the king's bed. Indeed, Claudette's supposedly respectable new position is marked by spying, rumormongering, illicit trysts, and titanic power struggles. As AthenaIs begins to lose her grip on the Sun King, her plots and fascination with the magical arts take a dark turn that makes Claudette question her allegiance to this mercurial figure-and puts the young maid's very life in jeopardy. Set against the gilded opulence of a newly constructed Versailles and the blood-stained fields of the Franco-Dutch War, The Shadow Queen is a seductive, gripping novel about lust, power, loyalty and the increasingly uneasy relationship between two strong-willed women whose actions have the ability to shape the future of France
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gulland, Sandra
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.G7915
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis
  • Montespan
  • FICTION / Historical
  • Fiction
  • Mistresses
  • Magic
  • Paranormal fiction
  • FICTION / General
  • Historical
  • Literary
  • France
Label
The shadow queen : a novel, Sandra Gulland, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2366BE3F-D698-47A7-8DE6-D06A529E5F63
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537537
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
586279
Publisher number
EB00157033
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869307000
Label
The shadow queen : a novel, Sandra Gulland, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2366BE3F-D698-47A7-8DE6-D06A529E5F63
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537537
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
586279
Publisher number
EB00157033
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869307000

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