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The Plague Charmer

The Plague Charmer

A Gripping Story of Dark Motives, Love and Survival in Times of Plague

by Karen Maitland
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/10/2016
RRP  $34.99 $32.35

'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.

ISBN:
9781472235831
9781472235831
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-10-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Headline Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
233x153x42mm
Weight:
0.75kg
Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland travelled and worked in many parts of the United Kingdom before settling for many years in the beautiful medieval city of Lincoln, an inspiration for her writing.

She is the author of The White Room, Company of Liars, The Owl Killers, The Gallows Curse and The Falcons of Fire and Ice. She has recently relocated to a life of rural bliss in Devon.

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