The Burning Chambers


NOTE- I requested a review copy of The Burning Chambers from the amazing people at Pan Macmillan Australia in exchange for my honest review. If you wish to see my review policy you can find it here.


Bringing sixteenth-century Languedoc vividly to life, Kate Mosse’s The Burning Chambers is a gripping story of love and betrayal, mysteries and secrets; of war and adventure, conspiracies and divided loyalties…

Carcassonne 1562: 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 get out of La Cité alive.

Toulouse: As the religious divide deepens in the Midi, and old friends become enemies, Minou and Piet both find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as sectarian tensions ignite across the city, the battle-lines are drawn in blood and the conspiracy darkens further.

Meanwhile, as a long-hidden document threatens to resurface, the mistress of Puivert is obsessed with uncovering its secret and strengthening her power…


My Review

Kate Mosse is back with a brilliant book! The Burning Chambers is gripping, complex, with a touch of romance. This is the first book in a new series by the same name and I can’t wait until the next book comes out.

I think as a reader I need to just sit back and appreciate not only the quality of the writing and the stunning storyline but the amount of research that would have gone into this book. At almost 600 pages this is a detailed historical fiction novel and it boggles me how Kate Mosse can put so much detail into her books. Just logistically, where does she find the time!?! And don’t let me scare you by saying there is a lot of detail, she is brilliant at blending this with a plot and characters that are gripping.

Overall, historical fiction fans who like a good mystery or religious drama will love this book. Perfection!


Overall Rating:   5/5 teacups

Where to buy a copy:

📗 Booktopia
📗 Book Depository


Happy reading x

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