The Plague Charmer
By Karen Maitland
Ring the bells and lock up your homes. Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling Company of Liars, is back. And so is the plague...
'A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' The Times
The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages and bestselling author of Company of Liars, will chill and delight fans of Ken Follett's A Column of Fire and The Witchfinder's Sister in equal measure.
1361. An unlucky thirteen years after the Black Death, plague returns to England.
When the sickness spreads from city to village, who stands to lose the most? And who will seize this moment for their own dark ends?
The dwarf who talks in riddles?
The mother who fears for her children?
The wild woman from the sea?
Or two lost boys, far away from home?
Pestilence is in the air. But something much darker lurks in the depths.
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.
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06 Apr 2017
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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
Offbeat, absorbing — BBC History magazine