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free read Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook · M.J. Rose Florence Italy 1533 An orphan named Ren le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici's perfumer Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France Ren brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where. First off let me say that I usually don't give two stars I noticed this book got very high ratings from others However I invested my time reading this book and found a lot of faults in it The premise of the story is to collect dying breaths from loved ones preserve them in an elixirpotion and when the time is right use it to reincarnate them Here's the first glitch to me The main character Jac can visit her past lives and past lives of others OBVIOUSLY this means that in this story people are reincarnated sans elixir so why do they have to collect breaths etc Plus nobody really knows how to administer the breath Second is a dropped storyline The first third or so of the book the reader is led to believe that Jac is in danger Apparently the Chinese mafia may want revenge on an accidental death her brother caused all of this is mentioned and after researching I found there was a previous book She is under police protection she thinks she is being followed and then nothing Storyline is never mentioned againThird the story is redundant If I had to again read that Malachi says there are no coincidences I was going to scream or at least sigh in exasperation At times I read a line and swore I'd already read it And I had in the paragraph before it Jac repeatedly had the same thoughts and concerns over and over again see this is an example of redundancy The book could have cut 50 or so pages and wouldn't have lost anything And a thesaurus wouldn't be amiss The author fell back on the same words over and over again I thought of starting a drinking game every time you read the word sensual or accoutrement take a shot And the storyline was too predictable I figured out things as soon as I read them how Robbie died Bruger was a goner Isabeau would be gifted with gloves and so on Fourth I felt no connection between Jac and Griffin they were like automatons together dull as dish water Perhaps this grand passion was evident in the prior novel But I just didn't get it Lastly the ending was very Wizard of Ozzy you had the power all along there's no place like home

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The Collector of Dying Breaths summary ↠ 0 ☆ Florence Italy 1533 An orphan named Ren le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici's perfumer Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France Ren brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained recipes for exotic fragrances 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 Ren becomes not only the greatest perfumer in the country but the most dangerous cr. Book Info Genre Literary SuspenseReading Level AdultRecommended for Fans of the series of gothic fiction those interested in reincarnation theoriesBook Available In hardcover Kindle MP3 CD and Audible formatsTrigger Warnings Euthanasia murder suicide torture brother beating his sister with a whipMy Thoughts MJ Rose's latest Reincarnationist book is as beautifully evocative as previous entries into the series Generally speaking the Reincarnationist series is set up in two trilogies—books one through three then books four through six—so this book concludes the Jac trilogyThis book like the The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction deals with scents and sensualness with a lushness that is intoxicating The scents are described so well I can almost smell them and the few sex scenes are beautifully sensual without being crudeThe ideas raised on reincarnation are fascinating to me and resonate strongly to me with a sense of truth MJ Rose appears to have done a great deal of research into theories of reincarnation and it shows in this book Like any book by this amazing author I strongly recommend this latest I do recommend starting at least with The Book of Lost Fragrances if you don't want to start all the way at the beginning of the seriesSeries Information The Reincarnationist seriesBook 1 The Reincarnationist ; I read in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsBook 2 The Memorist ; I read in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsBook 3 The Hypnotist ; I listened to audiobook in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsBook 4 The Book of Lost Fragrances ; read and reviewed March 2012 Review linked here where formatting allowedBook 5 Seduction review linked here where formatting allowedBook 6 The Collector of Dying Breaths Available April 8 2014If you like this author's style you can also check out The Butterfield Institute seriesPreuel Lip Service ; I read in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsBook 1 The Halo Effect ; I read in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsBook 2 The Delilah Complex ; I read in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsBook 3 The Venus Fix ; I read in 2010 or 2011 but didn't review 5 starsDisclosure I received an e galley ARC from Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my ownSynopsis A lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as a perfumer and a mythologist search for the fine line between potion and poison poison and passion and past and presentFlorence 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 ueen 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 conseuences for which his lethal potions will be responsib

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The Collector of Dying BreathsEating deadly poisons for his ueen 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 conseuences for which his lethal potions will be responsib. What a perfect blend of historical fiction suspense and a gothic and mystical tale In this new installment in the reincarnationist series MJ Rose has outdone herself I have loved all her books in this series so far with the last one being my least favorite the part about seances and the devil did not work for me I absolutely love the character of Jac a mythologist who has been the main character in the last three books and her connection to perfume and perfume making This book can easily be read as a stand alone book because the author gives us enough background information to jump right into the story For those who have read the other installments and have come to love Jac this will be a welcome continuation of her story and maybe the last one featuring Jac The ending seems very much like closure to her story so maybe the author will find a new main character for her next book and I do hope that there will be a next one In the previous books the focus was on Malachai the eccentric Reincarnationst and then the focus shifted to Jac so I can see how a new main character might be introduced in the next bookBut back to the story It is really hard to say much without giving away too many spoilers Jac is working on a formula for an alchemical elixir which she found in the book of Catherine de Medici's perfumer The uest for ancient ingredients to recreate the elixir is fascinating and by her side is her old lover Griffin We also learn interesting details about perfume making and I found it especially interesting to learn that ingredients would have smelled differently in the 1500s because of different environmental factors The person she is creating this formula for is an eccentric collector who is so obsessed with this uest that anything goes with her The story alternates between 1500 Paris and the present and the author has you turning pages in order to find out Jac uncovers the story of the perfumer through her past life memories and follows on the same path as the perfumer There might even be a happy ending for her and Griffin on the horizon by breaking the pattern of their past lives in which Jac always caused Griffin's deathAs in all her other books MJ Rose finds a good way to end this book and the conclusion is very satisfying I love the idea of reincarnation and memory tools and the way she weaves this into the story without ever loosing focus on believability is very crafty Her stories never become too unbelievable and she plays with the possibility that reincarnation and past life memories are possible without suggesting something outrageous that is hard to believe I have read books by other authors before that had me wondering at the end about the unbelievable conclusion that ruined the whole book This never happens here She cleverly keeps the memory tools out of reach of Malachai's hands in the previous books and in this book she found another way to solve the problem of ending the book by keeping it real The reader does not have to strain to believe in something that is outrageous but there is always the uestion of maybe which is never answered Well doneCopy provided through NetGalley