The Burning Chambers
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
Another of Mosse’s immersive dramas, which takes you to the heart of the past
Grazia Book of the Week
Mosse’s narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day are a cut above
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