The City of Tears
A NovelThe Burning Chambers Series (Volume 2)
Following #1 Sunday Times bestseller The Burning Chambers, New York Times bestseller Kate Mosse returns with The City of Tears, a sweeping historical epic about love in a time of war.
Alliances and Romance
August 1572: Minou Joubert and her husband Piet travel to Paris to attend a royal wedding which, after a decade of religious wars, is intended to finally bring peace between the Catholics and the Huguenots.
Loyalty and Deception
Also in Paris is their oldest enemy, Vidal, in pursuit of an ancient relic that will change the course of history.
Revenge and Persecution
Within days of the marriage, thousands will lie dead in the street, and Minou’s family will be scattered to the four winds . . .
AMSTERDAM & PUIVERT
May & June 1572
Thursday, 22 May 1572
Old Mariken knelt before the altar of the chapel in Begijnhof, as...
Praise for The City of Tears
"Vibrant...The fascinating historical detail fuels the drama and keeps the plot zipping along."—Publishers Weekly
"Thrilled aplenty as readers await the next installment of this well-researched series."—Kirkus Reviews
"Mosse presents another absorbing historical yarn that mixes intrigue, action, and family drama
"A Kate Mosse classic, this book remains entertaining and riveting until the very last page."—Historical Novel Society
"A saga of epic portions, The City of Tears by Kate Mosse is a brilliant, original, and inherently riveting historical novel by an author who supplements her impressive narrative storytelling style with a keen respect for historical detail."—Midwest Book Review