Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers books in order

Kate Mosse is loved for her epic historical fiction series the Languedoc Trilogy and The Burning Chambers. Here are all the Kate Mosse books in The Burning Chambers series in order. 

15/12/2020
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The number one bestselling author of Labyrinth takes readers on a thrilling journey from 16th-century France to Paris, Amsterdam, London and beyond in The Burning Chambers series. Here’s everything you need to know about Kate Mosse and The Burning Chambers, as well as all of The Burning Chambers books in order. 

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Meet Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is loved by her fans for her sweeping historical fiction series the Languedoc Trilogy and The Burning Chambers, but she is also the author of nine novels and short story collections, including enthralling gothic novel The Taxidermist’s Daughter, haunting ghost story The Winter Ghosts and spooky short story collection The Mistletoe Bride and Other Haunting Tales. Kate bought a little house within the medieval city walls of Carcassonne in 1989, and it was her time in the city where she became inspired by the landscape, the beauty and the history of the region – that helped Kate become the writer she is.  

Here, Kate introduces herself and explains how she’s inspired to write her novels by ordinary people who are left out of the history books.



Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers series

The Burning Chambers series covers three hundred years of history, beginning with Sunday Times bestselling historical fiction novel The Burning Chambers, set in France in 1562. The adventure continues in the second book in the series, The City of Tears, set in Paris, Chartres and Amsterdam in 1572. Here, Kate gives readers a taste of what’s in store throughout the series.

This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse
Anthony Horowitz on The Burning Chambers


Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers books in order

The Burning Chambers

by Kate Mosse

Book cover for 9781509806850

Beginning in Carcassonne in 1562, The Burning Chambers is a thrilling adventure and a heartbreaking love story set against the backdrop of the religious wars in France. When nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter reading only SHE KNOWS THAT YOU LIVE, she realises she must decipher this mysterious message. But before she has a chance she meets Piet Reydon, a young Huguenot convert with a dangerous mission of his own, and her world is changed forever . . .

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

In this video, Kate tells readers more about the adventure that awaits them in The Burning Chambers.

The City of Tears

by Kate Mosse

Book cover for 9781509806874

The gripping sequel to The Burning Chambers is set in France in 1572, where the Wars of Religion have been raging for ten violent years. The country has been torn apart over matters of religion, citizenship and sovereignty, but a royal wedding may mean peace at last. When Minou Joubert receives an invitation to this historic wedding, she has no idea that in the days following the marriage her own family will be ripped apart and one of her children will disappear without trace. 

A gorgeously written, utterly absorbing epic and, despite being set in the sixteenth century, has some very pertinent messages for our time
Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party


Find out more about Kate Mosse’s books

The best historical fiction is meticulously researched, immersing the reader in a completely different time and place. Here Kate tells us how she researched The Burning Chambers, including making a trip to southern Africa. 

Find out more about which of her characters Kate Mosse loves the most in this video