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1891. Seventeen-year-old Leonie Vernier and her older brother abandon Paris for the sanctuary of their aunt's isolated country house near Carcassonne, the Domaine de la Cade. But when Leonie stumbles across a ruined sepulchre she uncovers a timeless mystery and a unique deck of tarot cards that seem to hold power over life and death.

2007. Meredith Martin arrives at the Domaine de la Cade to research a biography. But Meredith is also seeking the key to her own complex legacy and becomes immersed in the story of a tragic love, a missing girl, a quest for revenge and the haunting events of one cataclysmic night a century ago . . .

'Brilliantly absorbing . . . richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns' Red

'A powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination' Daily Telegraph

BOOK TWO OF THE LANGUEDOC TRILOGY. Now fully revised and updated
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Product details

  • Paperback | 736 pages
  • 126 x 214 x 48mm | 504g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474625916
  • 9781474625913
  • 1,693,095

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The best of the Brits ... Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She's the real role model there
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SEPULCHRE is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse's skill lies in the precise nature of her storytelling * OBSERVER * Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy ... addictively readable * DAILY MAIL * [Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination * DAILY TELEGRAPH * Brilliantly absorbing ... Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns * RED * Mosse's gifts for historical fiction are considerable ... Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best - make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own * INDEPENDENT * The best of the Brits ... Where Mosse really wins is in the writing department. She's the real role model there * DAILY MIRROR * Her narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day, are also a cut above * SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY * A sure, deft momentum . . . the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast * Daily Express * The latest from the author of bestselling Labyrinth, this adventure will keep you engrossed * Eve *
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About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author, non-fiction writer, essayist and playwright. With sales of more than eight million copies worldwide, her books have been published in 40 countries. Her fiction includes THE LANGUEDOC TRILOGY - LABYRINTH, SEPULCHRE and CITADEL - and THE BURNING CHAMBERS and THE CITY OF TEARS, the first two in her new four-part historical adventure series. The Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Kate is a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing and Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to literature and women.
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