Sunday, June 2, 2019

Kate Mosse The Burning Chambers book event Strand Bookstore

My beautiful review copy of 
The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse 
Thank you Minotaur Books, USA

Book Event:  Kate Mosse with Madeline Miller at Strand Books, New York

Date: Wednesday 26 June
Time: 7pm
Venue: Strand Books, 828 Broadway at 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

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 stay alive. As the religious divide deepens, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city. All the while, the shadowy mistress of Puivert Château — obsessed with uncovering the secrets of a long-hidden document — strengthens her power and waits for the perfect time to strike.”

I still can’t believe I’m going to attend a book event with one of my favorite writers, Kate Mosse, at this US  publishing celebration. I’ve read all of her books with her mix of historical accuracy and research; she has a descriptive writing style that evokes a sense of mythic folklore, a strong familial connection stretching back through the ages. She simply inspires me to be a better writer and researcher. 






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