France 1562: As the Wars of Religion begin to take hold, a courageous Catholic woman and a passionate Huguenot believer find themselves united in possession of a priceless relic and set upon a quest to uncover a long-buried secret hidden in the haunting Chateau de Puivert in the foothills of the Pyrenees...
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), and The Taxidermist's Daughter (2014), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013). Her next book, The Burning Chambers, will be out in May 2018. 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.
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 does what good popular historical novelists do best - make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own * Independent *
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 *
A powerful storyteller with an abundant imagination * Daily Telegraph *
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 *
A tour de force * Observer *