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The Burning Chambers

The Burning Chambers

Kate Mosse

Minotaur Books

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"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."—EW.com

"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

"Mosse is a master storyteller, balancing thrilling suspense with complex characters."—Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe

France, 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 stay alive.

As the religious divide deepens, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city.

All the while, the shadowy mistress of Puivert Château—obsessed with uncovering the secrets of a long-hidden document—strengthens her power and waits for the perfect time to strike...

"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)

"First-rate cloak… More…

"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."—EW.com

"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

"Mosse is a master storyteller, balancing thrilling suspense with complex characters."—Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe

France, 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 stay alive.

As the religious divide deepens, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city.

All the while, the shadowy mistress of Puivert Château—obsessed with uncovering the secrets of a long-hidden document—strengthens her power and waits for the perfect time to strike...

"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)

"First-rate cloak and dagger excitement . . . Kate Mosse captures the details of life in the Languedoc region of France, famed for its beauty, but hiding many secrets, in this masterful novel."— Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero

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Praise for The Burning Chambers

"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."Entertainment Weekly

"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

"Oh, what a glorious novel. A masterly tour of history; a rapturous romance; and—best of all—a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, danger, atmosphere, and beauty. This book will transport you. Kate Mosse is that rarest of writers: a storyteller who breathes fresh life into vanished worlds." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Widow

"Mosse’s fans will relish this tale of secrets, love, and treachery."—Antonia Senior, The Times (UK)

"First-rate cloak and dagger excitement—who knew the religious wars between Catholics and Huguenots in sixteenth century France could be so riveting to modern audiences? Kate Mosse captures the details of life in the Languedoc region of France, famed for its beauty, but hiding many secrets, in this masterful novel."— Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero

"Ambitious and skilfully constructed...Mosse has an … More…

"For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession."Entertainment Weekly

"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

"Oh, what a glorious novel. A masterly tour of history; a rapturous romance; and—best of all—a breathless thriller, alive with treachery, danger, atmosphere, and beauty. This book will transport you. Kate Mosse is that rarest of writers: a storyteller who breathes fresh life into vanished worlds." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Widow

"Mosse’s fans will relish this tale of secrets, love, and treachery."—Antonia Senior, The Times (UK)

"First-rate cloak and dagger excitement—who knew the religious wars between Catholics and Huguenots in sixteenth century France could be so riveting to modern audiences? Kate Mosse captures the details of life in the Languedoc region of France, famed for its beauty, but hiding many secrets, in this masterful novel."— Margaret George, author of The Confessions of Young Nero

"Ambitious and skilfully constructed...Mosse has an instinctive feel for narrative momentum...The Burning Chambers is a tour de force, a compelling adventure that views the past with insight, compassion, and humor, and reminds us of the variety of women's voices so often forgotten in the official accounts."—Observer (UK)

"The Burning Chambers is an immersive book full of intrigue, romance, war, and adventure that you can just sink into."—Stylist (UK)

"Impressively bold and ambitious, [The Burning Chambers] features betrayals, broken friendship, family secrets, and the horrors of fanaticism. Fans will love it."—Daily Mail (UK)

Praise for Kate Mosse:

"The kind of British import that Americans love."—The Washington Post

"Pure escapism...Beguiling."—New York Daily News

"Exhilarating."—Entertainment Weekly

"Dan Brown...may have to share the wealth with this well-researched tale."—Kirkus Reviews

"Mosse's page-turner takes readers on another quest for the Holy Grail."—Publishers Weekly

"Mosse's epic adventure weaves together the present and the past."—Booklist

"A flawless alliance of history and fiction"—Steve Berry

"Deeply researched and thoughtfully written...the past comes to life in this big, densely plotted mystery novel."—Philippa Gregory

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Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), Citadel (2012), The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014), and The Burning Chambers (2018), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013). Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Women's Prize for Fiction and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives in Sussex, UK.

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