The Collector of Dying Breaths (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)

A Novel of Suspense

By M. J. Rose, Phil Gigante (Read by)

Brilliance Audio, 9781491506196

Publication Date: April 8, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (2/10/2015)
Hardcover (4/8/2014)
Compact Disc (2/10/2015)
Library Binding, Large Print (6/1/2014)
Compact Disc (4/8/2014)
MP3 CD (4/8/2014)
Compact Disc (4/8/2014)

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April 2014 Indie Next List

“This latest offering from Rose marks the return of Jac L'Etoile, the heroine first introduced in The Book of Lost Fragrances. Jac is quickly engulfed in a quest to create an elixir that will bring souls back to life using a person's last, dying breath. Her patrons are the mysterious Greek heiress Melinoe and her stepbrother, Serge, whose sibling relationship raises many questions for Jac. As Jac's former lover, Griffin, assists her in the pursuit to recreate the elixir based on notes left behind by Rene le Florentine, the two are drawn into the past life of Rene, his lover Isabeau, and the dynamic, manipulative Catherine de Medici. Rose captivates us with a story about relationships past and present, and the most basic of human emotions: love, greed, and betrayal.”
— Stacey Harris, Books & Books, Coral Gables, FL
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Description

From one of America's most imaginative storytellers comes a passionate tale of love and treachery, spanning the days of Catherine de Medici's court to the twenty-first century and starring a woman drawn back, time and again, to the past. In 1533, an Italian orphan with an uncanny knack for creating fragrance is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici's perfumer. To repay his debt, over the years Ren? le Florentine is occasionally called upon to put his vast knowledge to a darker purpose: the creation of deadly poisons used to dispatch the Queen's rivals. But it's Ren?'s other passion ? a desire to reanimate a human breath, to bring back the lives of the two people whose deaths have devastated him ? that incites a dangerous treasure hunt five centuries later. That's when Jac L?Etoile ? suffering from a heartache of her own ? becomes obsessed with the possibility of unlocking Ren?'s secret to immortality. Soon Jac's search reconnects her with Griffin North, a man she's loved her entire life. Together they confront an eccentric heiress whose art collection rivals many museums and who is determined to keep her treasures close at hand, not just in this life but in her next. Set in the forest of Fontainebleau, crisscrossing the lines between the past and the present, M.J. Rose has written a mesmerizing tale of passion and obsession. This is a gothic tale perfect for fans of Anne Rice, Deborah Harkness, and Diana Galbadon.