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The City of Tears

The City of Tears

A Novel

The Burning Chambers Series (Volume 2)

Kate Mosse

Minotaur Books


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 . . .



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
with aplomb."—Booklist

"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


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Kate Mosse

KATE MOSSE is a multiple New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author with sales of more than eight million copies in thirty-eight languages. Her previous novels include Labyrinth, Sepulchre, The Winter Ghosts, Citadel, The Taxidermist’s Daughter, and The Burning Chambers. 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 Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature. She divides her time between Chichester in the United Kingdom and Carcassonne in France.

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