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The collector of dying breaths : a novel of suspense, M. J. Rose

Label
The collector of dying breaths : a novel of suspense
Title
The collector of dying breaths
Title remainder
a novel of suspense
Statement of responsibility
M. J. Rose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Florence, Italy--1533: An orphan named Rene le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici's perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, Rene brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fragrances and potent medicines--and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the potential to reanimate the dead. In France, Rene becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country, but also the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs and essences under the light of flickering candles, Rene doesn't begin to imagine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be responsible. Paris, France--The Present: A renowned mythologist, Jac L'Etoile--trying to recover from personal heartache by throwing herself into her work--learns of the sixteenth-century perfumer who may have been working on an elixir that would unlock the secret to immortality. She becomesobsessed with Rene le Florentin's work--particularly when she discovers the dying breaths he had collected during his lifetime. Jac's efforts put her in the path of her estranged lover, Griffin North, a linguist who has already begun translating Rene le Florentin's mysterious formula. Together they confront an eccentric heiress in possession of a world-class art collection, a woman who has her own dark purpose for the elixir . . . for which she believes the ends will justify her deadly means
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Summary
Obsessed with the work of perfumer Rene le Florentin, who had discovered the secret to immortality, renowned mythologist Jac L'Etoile and her estranged lover, after translating Rene's formulary, must keep it safe from an eccentric heiress who desperately wants the elixir for her own dark purpose
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300556
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, M. J.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.O76386
LC item number
C65 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Reincarnationist
Series volume
0006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elixirs
  • Immortality
Target audience
adult
Label
The collector of dying breaths : a novel of suspense, M. J. Rose
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863127592
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781451621532
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)863127592
Label
The collector of dying breaths : a novel of suspense, M. J. Rose
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn863127592
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9781451621532
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013041448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)863127592

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