An Affair Of Poisons by Addie Thorley
“After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her mother vows to purge.
Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is more kitchen boy than fils de France. But when the Shadow Society assassinates the Sun King and half the royal court, he must become the prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and the petulant Dauphin. Forced to hide in the derelict sewers beneath the city, any hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible—until Josse’s path collides with Mirabelle’s, and he finds a surprising ally in his sworn enemy.
She’s a deadly poisoner. He’s a bastard prince. Together, they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed?” ~Description from Goodreads
This was a great book. I flew through it in about a day or two. This was the perfect combination of fiction based on actual history. It was entertaining throughout the whole book! The characters were well-developed. The plot was engaging. My only real complaint with this book was that it was over too soon!
This book was detailed with the effects of the poisons used. Some graphically so….. Which is okay with me! I like things a bit graphic and gory. This book fell right into the historical fiction that I like. I love stuff that is Tudor, Versailles, Borgia etc…. This book had all the right murder, espionage and revolution elements in it. I loved the poisoner point of view.
Overall I am going to give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I cant wait to read more books by this author.
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