The Oracle Glass

The Oracle Glass

Book - 2012
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"Seventeenth-century Paris. Genevieve is a skinny, precocious girl with a mind full of philosophy and the remarkable power to read the swirling waters of an oracle glass. Left for dead by her family, she is taken in by the ingenious occultist La Voisin, who rules a secret society of witches that manipulates the rich and the scandalous all the way up to the throne. Tutored by La Voisin, Genevieve creates a new identity for herself--as the mysterious Madame de Morville, rumored to be one hundred fifty years old. Soon, even the reigning mistress of the Sun King himself consults Madame de Morville on what the future holds for her. And as Madame de Morville, Genevieve can revel in what women are usually denied--power, an independent income, and the opportunity to speak her mind. But beneath her intelligence and wit, and in the face of unexpected love, Genevieve is driven by the obsessed spirit of revenge."
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Landmark, 2012
ISBN: 9781402270581
Branch Call Number: FICTION RILEY...J
Characteristics: vii, 534 pages ; 21 cm
Notes: Originally published: Die Hexe von Paris by Paul List, 1992


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Jun 29, 2015

I love a good historical novel, and this book delighted me. It might put some people off with the occult scenes that occur in the book. The late Judith Riley wrote this fairly true to the historical times of the French sun king Louis XIV. I love the main character, as she fought birth defects to become the fortune teller to the elite members of Paris society.


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