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The Plague Charmer By Karen Maitland

The Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland

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Summary

Ring the bells and lock up your homes. Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling Company of Liars, is back. And so is the plague...

The Plague Charmer Summary

The Plague Charmer: A gripping story of dark motives, love and survival in times of plague by Karen Maitland

'If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, then this is definitely one for you' Daily Mail
The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages and bestselling author of Company of Liars, will chill and delight fans of The Essex Serpent and Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project in equal measure.

'A dark read ... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' The Times

Riddle me this: I have a price, but it cannot be paid in gold or silver.

1361. Porlock Weir, Exmoor. Thirteen years after the Great Pestilence, plague strikes England for the second time. Sara, a packhorse man's wife, remembers the horror all too well and fears for the safety of her children.
Only a dark-haired stranger offers help, but at a price that no one will pay.

Fear gives way to hysteria in the village and, when the sickness spreads to her family, Sara finds herself locked away by neighbours she has trusted for years. And, as her husband - and then others - begin to die, the cost no longer seems so unthinkable.

The price that I ask, from one willing to pay... A human life.

The Plague Charmer Reviews

A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history -- Susanna Gregory
If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, then this is definitely one for you * Daily Mail *
A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill * The Times *
A really good read... as much one for first time Maitlanders as it is for the fans * Bookbag *
Karen Maitland is the go-to writer for gruesome medieval murk * Writing Magazine *
Written in dark but engaging prose, it is historical fiction with an apocalyptic twist * Lady *
You will feel like you have been there and witnessed at first hand the blend of horror, superstitious terror and medieval chaos * Jaffareadstoo *

About Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland is an historical novelist, lecturer and teacher of Creative Writing, with over twenty books to her name. She grew up in Malta, which inspired her passion for history, and travelled and worked all over the world before settling in the United Kingdom. She has a doctorate in psycholinguistics, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.

Additional information

GOR007985205
9781472235831
1472235835
The Plague Charmer: A gripping story of dark motives, love and survival in times of plague by Karen Maitland
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Headline Publishing Group
2016-10-20
576
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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