The Collector of Dying Breaths

The Collector of Dying Breaths

Large Print - 2014
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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 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, Rene doesn't begin to imagine the tragic and personal consequences for which his lethal potions will be responsible.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Large Print, 2014.
Edition: Center Point large print edition
ISBN: 9781628991185
1628991186
Branch Call Number: FIC Rose
Characteristics: 495 pages

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