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The Plague Charmer

By Karen Maitland

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

'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 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.

Biographical Notes

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, The Falcons of Fire and Ice, The Vanishing Witch and The Raven's Head. She has recently relocated to a life of rural bliss in Devon.

www.karenmaitland.com

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  • ISBN: 9781472235831
  • Publication date: 20 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 576
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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
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