Book Talk: The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse
"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."
About the book
"A masterly tour of history . . . a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, danger, atmosphere, and beauty.”
―A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
From the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth, comes the first in an epic new series.
Power and Prejudice: France, 1562. War sparks between the Catholics and Huguenots, dividing neighbors, friends, and family―meanwhile, 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.
Love and Betrayal: Before Minou can decipher the mysterious message, she meets a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydo v n. Piet has a dangerous task of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to stay alive. Soon, they find themselves on opposing sides, as forces beyond their control threaten to tear them apart.
Honor and Treachery: As the religious divide deepens, Minou and Piet find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city―and a feud that will burn across generations begins to blaze. . .
Reviews and What Readers Say
"Mosse is a master storyteller, balancing thrilling suspense with complex characters and a thoughtful exploration of a fascinating time in history. Her heroine Minou is a pleasure to root for: clever, loving, down-to-earth and courageous!”
―Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe
“ This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse.”
―Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Magpie Murders
“ Mosse’s fans will relish this tale of secrets, love, and treachery.”
―Antonia Senior, The Times (UK)
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KATE MOSSE is a multiple New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author with sales of more than seven million copies in thirty-eight languages. Her previous novels include Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), Citadel (2012), and The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014). Kate is the Founder Director of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, a Visiting Professor at the University of Chichester and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to literature. She divides her time between the UK and France.