Title Profile & Character Information

Music and Silence

Annotation
"Music & Silence is the story of a young English lutenist named Peter Claire who in 1629 arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the moment he realizes that the musicians have to perform in a freezing cellar underneath the royal apartments, he understands that he's come to a place where the opposing states of light and dark, good and evil, are waging war to the death. Designated the King's "Angel" because of his good looks, he finds himself falling in love with the young woman who is the companion of the King's adulterous and estranged wife, Kirsten. With his loyalties fatally divided, how will Peter Claire find the path that will realize his hopes and save his soul?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1999  Costa Book Awards

Characters
NameClaire, Peter
GenderMale
OccupationMusician
TraitEnglish

NameChristian IV, King of Denmark
GenderMale
TraitsMarried
Depressed

NameMunk, Kirsten
GenderFemale
TraitsMarried
Mother

NameTilsen, Emilia
GenderFemale
OccupationLady-in-waiting

GenreHistorical
Literary
Fiction
TopicsCourt intrigue
Aristocracy
Infidelity
Man-woman relationships
Love affairs
Music
SettingCopenhagen, Denmark