An Affair of Poisons

An Affair of Poisons

3.65 (3,229 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.65 (3,229 ratings by Goodreads)

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After unwittingly poisoning King Louis XIV, alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother's Shadow Society in a horrifying new light: They aren't the heroes 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.

With the Sun King and half the royal court dead, royal bastard Josse de Bourbon's only objective is to keep his injured sisters and the petulant Dauphin alive - until his path collides with Mirabelle's, and he finds an ally in his once sworn enemy. They form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and nobility against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever hope to succeed?
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Product details

  • 12-15
  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 147 x 217 x 33mm | 585g
  • Essex, United States
  • English
  • 1624147135
  • 9781624147135
  • 433,991

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* This debut novelist manages to set the tone, introduce the characters, and kill the King of France all in the first chapter... [A] fast-paced and refreshing page-turner.
- School Library Journal, starred review

An Affair of Poisons is beautifully written; like one of Mirabelle's potions, it's the perfect blend of history and dark fantasy, with a tasteful splash of blood, a simmering romance, and an ending that leaves you wanting more. - Mary Taranta, author of Shimmer and Burn

A rich immersion into a dangerous, alternative world of seventeenth century France... Thrilling, romantic, and addictive. - Rosalyn Eaves, author of the Blood Rose Rebellion trilogy

An indulgent and exhilarating adventure, Thorley takes an extravagant historical setting and infuses it with a lusciously dark dose of magic and alchemy. An Affair of Poisons takes hold of the reader immediately and refuses to let go. The only cure is to finish it. - Lyndsay Ely, author of Gunslinger Girl

A stunning, immersive adventure, filled with magic, self-discovery and sumptuous period detail. I fell in love with An Affair of Poisons! - Lee Kelly, A Criminal Magic
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About Addie Thorley

Addie Thorley spent her childhood in the wilds of Utah, playing soccer, riding horses, and scribbling stories. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism, she decided "hard news" didn't contain enough magic and kissing, so she flung herself into the land of fiction and never looked back. She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, daughter, and wolf dog. An Affair of Poisons is her debut novel.
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3,229 ratings
3.65 out of 5 stars
5 20% (646)
4 38% (1,227)
3 31% (996)
2 9% (291)
1 2% (69)
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