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The Burning Chambers

by Kate Mosse

Part of the The Burning Chambers Series

Historical Fiction

The Burning Chambers Synopsis

* The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller * From the multi-million, number one bestselling author of Labyrinth and The Taxidermist's Daughter, comes The Burning Chambers: a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . . 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 her destiny 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 Cite alive . . . A thrilling adventure, and a heart-breaking love story, The Burning Chambers is a historical novel of excitement, conspiracy and danger like no other . . .

The Burning Chambers Press Reviews

Oh, what a glorious novel. A masterly tour of history; a rapturous romance; and - best of all - a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, with danger, with atmosphere, with beauty. This book will transport you. Kate Mosse is that rarest of writers: a storyteller who breathes fresh life into vanished worlds -- A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window A powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination - Daily Telegraph

Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best - make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own - Independent

First-rate cloak and dagger excitement-who knew the religious wars between Catholics and Huguenots in sixteenth century France could be so riveting to modern audiences? Kate Mosse captures the details of life in the Languedoc region of France, famed for its beauty, but hiding many secrets, in this masterful novel -- Margaret George, New York Times bestselling author of The Confessions of Young Nero This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse -- Anthony Horowitz Mosse is a master storyteller, balancing thrilling suspense with complex characters and a thoughtful exploration of a fascinating time in history. Her heroine Minou is a pleasure to root for: clever, loving, down-to-earth and courageous! -- Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe The Burning Chambers is a tour de force, a compelling adventure that views the past with insight, compassion and humour, and reminds us of the variety of women's voices so often forgotten in the official accounts. - Observer

Gripping, complex and intensely atmospheric - Mail on Sunday

Impressively bold and ambitious, it features betrayals, broken friendship, family secrets and the horrors of fanaticism. Fans will love it - Daily Mail

An irresistible read - Prima

Rich with historical detail, as you'd expect from Mosse, but it's Minou, the fiery heroine, who makes this a must-read -- Book of the Month - Good Housekeeping

Mosse's narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day are a cut above - Scotland on Sunday

Another of Mosse's immersive dramas, which takes you to the heart of the past -- Book of the Week - Grazia

Mosse's fans will relish this tale of secrets, love and treachery - The Times

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ISBN: 9781509806850
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509806850
Publication date: 7th March 2019
Author: Kate Mosse
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 608 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction,
Categories: Historical fiction, Historical adventure,

About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse was our Guest Editor in November 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.   Kate Mosse is the author of three non-fiction books, three plays and six novels, including her multi-million selling international No 1 bestselling Languedoc Trilogy. Translated into 38 languages and published in 40 countries, the first of the series, Labyrinth, was the bestselling book in the UK in 2006, named as one of Waterstone's best novels of the past twenty five years and was made into a feature film for Channel 4 television by Ridley Scott staring John Hurt, Jessica Brown-Findlay and Tom Felton. The ...

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