The Oracle Glass
Publish date: October 17th 1995
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, 17th Century
I…didn’t like this one much. Which is sad, because it was my last unread Judith Merkle Riley book, but it didn’t have the subtle humor that I love about her other books, nor was I super invested in the characters.
I have mixed feelings about this book. On one hand, it was easy and quick to read for me, but it does develop slowly. Most of the story is based on relationships and growing up. A young girl must find her place in a society that's filled with conspiracies. The book definitely has a postmodern feel i...
It's a story about a girl from a good home, that is not really good. Her mother does not like her because she is deformed. So this girl transforms into the most sought after seer in Paris. What a Cinderella story. Ok not really. But she took life in her own hands and made something out of it. At a t...
Should be able to get via ILL.
One of my favourite historical fiction reads, set in Paris of Louis XIV's reign. Genevieve is witty, smart -- and marked for murder. When she is unexpectedly saved by none other than arch-poisoner Catherine Voison, Genevieve finds that her life takes on a very unexpected twist. I've read this one ab...