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By Dawn Patitucci

ISBN-10: 1470820536

ISBN-13: 9781470820534

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ISBN-13: 9781683366829

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ISBN-13: 9781683366836

Inspired through Velázquez’s baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen’s Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velázquez’s portray) and her fight for survival and self-determination at a time while dwarfs have been stored by way of aristocracy as pets, prophets, and solid success charms.

When the Countess of Walther dies at her German property, her unswerving dwarfess Maria-Barbara is compelled to paintings as a prophet for a touring magician, who betrays her through promoting her to the Queen of Spain. on the royal court docket in Madrid, Mari reveals herself in a strange, enchanted international, a society culturally wonderful yet intellectually remoted. There she turns into Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards.

Mari's wits and loyalties are verified as she turns into embroiled in palace intrigue along the politically embattled Queen. whilst Mari's conscientiously schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of strength, a spot as intoxicating because it is harmful. yet whilst Mari survives and prospers on the Spanish court docket, the lack of identification she suffers from dwelling a lie makes her query even if she is de facto surviving at all.

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