The Shadow Queen by Sandra GullandThe Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland

The Shadow Queen

bySandra Gulland

Hardcover | October 15, 2018

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A seductive, gripping novel about the lure and illusion of power and black magic

Paris, 1660. As the daughter of itinerant actors who once lit up the Parisian stages, Claudette always thought her future lay in the theatre. But a series of chance encounters pull her into the alluring orbit of the most powerful woman in France, Athenais de Montespan, the unofficial mistress to Louis XIV and reigning “Shadow Queen.” Impetuous by nature, Athenais wields a disconcerting amount of power in court—a fact that has ruffled many of the Sun King’s key advisors.

Claudette leaves the world of theatre to serve Athenais, 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 are scheming to take her place in the king’s bed.

As Athenais begins to lose her grip on the Sun King, the charms she has been using take on a sinister character, making Claudette question her allegiance to this mercurial figure—and putting her life and the lives of her loved ones in jeopardy.

SANDRA GULLAND was raised and educated in Berkeley, California, immigrating to Canadain 1970. She is the author of the Josephine B. trilogy, which has sold over 75,000 copiesin Canada and has been published worldwide to great success. Gulland spent many yearsresearchingMistress of the Sun, and in the interest of perfecting the bookR...
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Title:The Shadow QueenFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.09 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.09 inPublished:October 15, 2018Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1554687810

ISBN - 13:9781554687817

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Editorial Reviews

"Fascinating and rich in historical detail. . . . A captivating glimpse into the theatre, court life and black arts of 17th-century Paris." -CATHY MARIE BUCHANAN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE PAINTED GIRLS

"An epic feast for the senses. . . . Sandra Gulland proves herself a master of not only storytelling but stagecraft and illusion, as well." -MELANIE BENJAMIN, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE AVIATOR''S WIFE