• The King's Daughter

  • Previously Published as The Moon and the Sun
  • By: Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Narrated by: Anna Fields
  • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Originally published as The Moon and the Sun, this breathtaking, Nebula Award-winning tale is part adventure story, part legend, and part Gothic novel.

By the 50th year of his reign, Louis XIV has made France the most powerful state in the Western world. Yet the Sun King’s appetite for glory knows no bounds. In a bold stroke, he sends his natural philosopher on an expedition to seek the source of immortality: a rare, perhaps mythical, sea monster.

When Father Yves de la Croix returns with the shrieking, gargoyle-faced creature, Marie-Josèphe looks forward to assisting her adored brother with his scientific study. Yet the creature’s gaze and exquisite singing foretell a different future. Soon Marie-Josèphe finds herself contemplating choices that will defy the institutions which power her world - king, country, church, and even family. She must find the courage to follow her heart and her convictions - even at the cost of changing her life forever.

A sensitive investigation of the integrity in all of us, The King’s Daughter is destined to become a visionary classic.

Now a major motion picture starring Pierce Brosnan, Kaya Scodelario, and Benjamin Walker

©1997 Vonda N. McIntyre (P)1999 Blackstone Publishing

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Loved it

The main characters are unique and the story line so different from the movie. I only wish there was more!