The Burning Chambers - The Burning Chambers (Hardback)Kate Mosse (author)
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Bringing 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 . . .
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.
Toulouse: 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 resurface, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power...
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 608
Weight: 920 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 48 mm
'A tour de force.' - The Observer
'Mosse is a champion storyteller who maintains a lively tempo across a 600 page novel.' - Daily Express
'It is an enjoyable and deceptively easy read.' - The Mail
'...never less than entertaining.' - The Sunday Times
'Mosse’s fans will relish this tale of secrets, love and treachery.' - The Times
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