The Burning Chambers

Kate Mosse

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20 January 2022
9781529074406
608 pages

Synopsis

Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse’s number one bestselling novel The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love, betrayal, war, 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 Cité alive . . .

A thrilling adventure and a heartbreaking love story, The Burning Chambers is a historical novel of excitement, conspiracy and danger like no other . . .

‘A powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Impressively bold and ambitious’ – Daily Mail

Mosse’s fans will relish this tale of secrets, love and treachery

The Times

Another of Mosse’s immersive dramas, which takes you to the heart of the past

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