Kate Mosse is beloved for her epic historical fiction books, including The Burning Chambers series.
Kate Mosse is the award-winning author of eight novels, unmissable short story collections, essays, non-fiction, and a much-loved playwright. Her books, which have amassed fans all over the world, include the multimillion-selling Languedoc trilogy which began with the unmissable Labyrinth, and the bestselling new series, The Burning Chambers.
In Kate Mosse's Burning Chambers series, shetakes readers on a thrilling journey from 16th-century France to Paris, Amsterdam, London and beyond, in a gripping story of love, betrayal and divided loyalties.
Here we share everything you need to know about Kate Mosse's books, as well as all of The Burning Chambers books in order.
What is Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers series about?
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
‘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
In this video, Kate tells readers more about the adventure that awaits them in The Burning Chambers.
Kate Mosse's Languedoc trilogy books in order
Standalone books by Kate Mosse
Meet Kate Mosse
Kate Mosse is loved by her fans for her sweeping historical fiction series The Burning Chambers, but she is also the author of nine novels and short story collections, including her enthralling gothic novel The Taxidermist’s Daughter,the haunting ghost story The Winter Ghosts and her 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.
Find out more about Kate Mosse’s books and her writing process
The best historical fiction is meticulously researched, immersing the reader in a completely different time and place. Here Kate Mosse tells us how she researched her gripping novel The Burning Chambers, including making a trip to southern Africa.