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SEPULCHRE by  Kate Mosse - Paperback - 2007 - from Infinity Books Japan and Biblio.com

SEPULCHRE

by Mosse, Kate

Condition: Very Good


Orion, 2007. Paperback. Very Good. A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: 'The Labyrinth author is back with another brilliantly absorbing story ... Richly evocative and full of compelling twists and turns.' (RED ) 'The latest from the the author of best-selling Labyrinth, this adventure w ill keep you engrossed.' (EVE ) 'Mosse's gifts for historical fiction are considerable ... Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best - make the past enticingly otherw orldly, while also claiming it as our own.' (Emma Hagestadt INDEPENDENT ) 'Gripping' (HEAT ) 'ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy...addictively readab le' (Eithne Farry DAILY MAIL ) 'undeniably gripping' (THELONDONPAPER ) 'Try this if you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code but fancy something a bit more m eaty.' (NEWS OF THE WORLD ) 'Better than Labyrinth!' (SIMON MAYO BOOK CLUB ON RADIO 5 LIVE ) 'A sure, deft momentum...the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast' (DAI LY EXPRESS ) 'The best of the Brits...a ghoul thriller...Where Mosse really wins is in t he writing department. She's the real role model there.' (THE MIRROR ) 'Sepulchre is a compulsive, fantastical, historical yarn. Mosse's skill lie s in the precise nature of her storytelling.' (THE OBSERVER ) '[Mosse is] a powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination'. (Artemis Cooper DAILY TELEGRAPH ) 'Her narrative lyricism, beautifully drawn female characters and deft journ ey from the past to the present day, are also a cut above.' (SCOTLAND ON SU NDAY ) 'no doubt many readers are eagerly awaiting the the pleasures of her next n ovel.' (THE GUARDIAN ) 'an enjoyable romp' (MAIL ON SUNDAY ) 'sexy, modern adv.

In 1891, young Leonie Vernier and her brother Anatole arrive in the beautiful town of Rennes-les-Bains, in southwest France. They've come at the invitation of their widowed aunt, whose mountain estate, Domain de la Cade, is famous in the region. But it soon becomes clear that their aunt Isolde—and the Domain—are not what Leonie had imagined. The villagers claim that Isolde's late husband died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre high on the mountainside. A book from the Domain's cavernous library describes the strange tarot pack that mysteriously disappeared following the uncle's death. But while Leonie delves deeper into the ancient mysteries of the Domain, a different evil stalks her family—one which may explain why Leonie and Anatole were invited to the sinister Domain in the first place. More than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in France to study the life of Claude Debussy, the nineteenth century French composer. In Rennesles- Bains, Meredith checks into a grand old hotel—the Domain de la Cade. Something about the hotel feels eerily familiar, and strange dreams and visions begin to haunt Meredith's waking hours. A chance encounter leads her to a pack of tarot cards painted by Leonie Vernier, which may hold the key to this twenty-first century American's fate . . . just as they did to the fate of Leonie Vernier more than a century earlier.




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