From the multi-million, number one bestselling author of Labyrinth and The Taxidermist's Daughter, comes The Burning Chambers: a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets, conspiracies and divided loyalties . . .
Carcassonne 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 get out of La Cité alive . . .
A thrilling adventure, and a heart-breaking love story, The Burning Chambers is a historical novel of excitement, conspiracy and danger like no other . . .
Mosse's fans will relish this tale of secrets, love and treachery (The Times)
Another of Mosse's immersive dramas, which takes you to the heart of the past (Book of the Week Grazia)
Mosse's narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journey from the past to the present day are a cut above (Scotland on Sunday)
Rich with historical detail, as you'd expect from Mosse, but it's Minou, the fiery heroine, who makes this a must-read (Book of the Month Good Housekeeping)
An irresistible read (Prima)
Impressively bold and ambitious, it features betrayals, broken friendship, family secrets and the horrors of fanaticism. Fans will love it (Daily Mail)
Gripping, complex and intensely atmospheric (Mail on Sunday)
The Burning Chambers is a tour de force, a compelling adventure that views the past with insight, compassion and humour, and reminds us of the variety of women’s voices so often forgotten in the official accounts. (Observer)
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, author of The Song of Achilles and Circe)
This is historical fiction to devour. Nobody does it like Kate Mosse (Anthony Horowitz)