The Moon and the Sun by Vonda N. McIntyre

Set in the court of Louis XIV, the story blends historical fiction with elements of fantasy as it follows a young woman who serves as the king's natural philosopher. Tasked with studying a sea creature captured by the king, believed to be a mermaid, she discovers its intelligence and humanity, challenging the prevailing views of her time. As she forms a bond with the creature, she must navigate the treacherous waters of court intrigue and scientific discovery, while confronting ethical dilemmas about the treatment of sentient beings and the pursuit of knowledge at any cost. The novel explores themes of power, gender, and the clash between science and superstition.

The 9591st greatest book of all time


Published
1997
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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