The collector of dying breaths [electronic resource] : A Novel of Suspense. M. J Rose.
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- ISBN: 9781451621556 (electronic bk)
From the internationally bestselling author, a lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as passion and obsessions collide Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici's perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fra­grances and potent medicines—and a formula for an alchemic process said to have the poten­tial to reanimate the dead. In France, René becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country, but also the most dangerous, creating deadly poisons for his Queen to use against her rivals. But while mixing herbs and essences under the light of flickering candles, René doesn't begin to imag­ine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Atria Books, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2335 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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