KATE MOSSE : THE BURNING CHAMBERS
The First novel in a series brings sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life.
Kate Mosse’s ‘The Burning Chambers’ is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets, of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties.
“ ‘The Burning Chambers’ is the first in a sequence of novels set against the backdrop of three hundred years of history, from sixteenth century France to nineteenth-century Southern Africa. The characters and their families, unless otherwise specified, are imagined, though inspired by the sort of people who might have lived. Ordinary women and men, struggling to live, love and survive against a backdrop of religious war and displacement.”
Carcassonne 1562: Nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: She knows that you live. But before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, a chance encounter with a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon, changes the course of her life forever. For Piet has a dangerous mission of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to get out of La Cité alive. As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as sectarian tensions ignite across the city, the battle lines are drawn in blood and the conspiracy darkens further. Meanwhile, as a long-hidden document threatens to be found, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power.
Kate Mosse is is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women’s Prize for Fiction and was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 2013. She is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her fiction includes the novels ‘Labyrinth’ , ‘Sepulchre’, ‘The Winter Ghosts’, ‘Citadel’ , and ‘The Taxidermist’s Daughter’, as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, ‘The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales’.
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