By Judith Merkle Riley
"Absorbing and arresting." —New York Times
"Fascinating and factual." —Los Angeles Times
"Chilly, witty, and entirely engrossing ... nice, strong fun." — Kirkus Reviews
"An impressive old novel of 17th–century France ... in keeping with a real–life scandal referred to as the Affaire des Poisons, this story is riveting from begin to finish." —Library Journal
For a handful of gold, Madame de Morville will learn your destiny in a pitcher of swirling water. You'll think her, since you understand she's greater than one hundred fifty years outdated and a witch, and she or he has all of Paris within the palm of her hand. yet Madame de Morville hides extra at the back of her black gowns than you recognize. Her genuine age, the mum and uncle who left her for lifeless, the interior workings of the main mystery society of Parisian witches: none of those truths might support her outwit the wealthy who so desperately wish the promise of the longer term. in any case, it's her personal destiny she needs to keep an eye on , regardless of how a lot it really is painted with uncertainty and clouded by way of vengeance.
"Take a whole cup of wit, teaspoons of brimstone, and a touch of poison, and you've got Judith Merkle Riley's mordant, compelling story of an formidable younger girl who disguises herself as an historic prophetess for you to achieve access into the damaging, scheming glamour of the sunlight King's courtroom. in response to scandalous actual occasions, The Oracle Glass brims with our human foibles, passions, and eccentricities; it's a vintage of the style and in contrast to any ancient novel you've ever read." —C. W. Gortner, writer of The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
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