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Goddess - Kelly Gardiner
Goddess
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Versailles, 1686: Julie d'Aubigny, a strikingly beautiful young girl, is taught to fence in the court of the Sun King. At thirteen, she is taken as mistress by the King's Master of Horse. Tempestuous, swashbuckling and volatile, within two years she has run away with her fencing master, fallen in... show more
Versailles, 1686: Julie d'Aubigny, a strikingly beautiful young girl, is taught to fence in the court of the Sun King. At thirteen, she is taken as mistress by the King's Master of Horse. Tempestuous, swashbuckling and volatile, within two years she has run away with her fencing master, fallen in love with a nun and is hiding from the authorities, sentenced to burn at the stake. Within another year, she has become a beloved star at the famed Paris Opera. Her lovers include Europe's most powerful men and desirable women.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780732298883 (0732298881)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
3.0 Goddess
This is from the book's description: Versailles, 1686: Julie d'Aubigny, a striking young girl taught to fence and fight in the court of the Sun King, is taken as mistress by the King's Master of Horse. Tempestuous, swashbuckling and volatile, within two years she has run away with her fencing mast...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
3.0 a bit disapointed, tbh
the subject of this story had one of those lives that truly meets the description of extraordinary, even with the knowledge that rumor exaggerates. and this story was just so damn passive. yes, i admit it. i wanted adventure, romance, intrigue, and revenge. what i got instead were almost wistf...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 Goddess
Quite a different style for me, alternating chapters of first-person deathbed confession with omniscient third for vignettes of her life. The confession bits could drag a bit, as they're mostly her arguing with her confessor, and it got a bit samey, but I adored the overall tone, and the characters ...
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