The City of Tears: Book summary and reviews of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse

The City of Tears

A Burning Chambers Novel

by Kate Mosse

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The City of Tears by Kate Mosse
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jan 19, 2021
    560 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Following #1 Sunday Times bestseller The Burning Chambers, New York Times bestseller Kate Mosse returns with The City of Tears, a sweeping historical epic about love in a time of war.

Alliances and Romance

August 1572: Minou Joubert and her husband Piet travel to Paris to attend a royal wedding which, after a decade of religious wars, is intended to finally bring peace between the Catholics and the Huguenots.

Loyalty and Deception

Also in Paris is their oldest enemy, Vidal, in pursuit of an ancient relic that will change the course of history.

Revenge and Persecution

Within days of the marriage, thousands will lie dead in the street, and Minou's family will be scattered to the four winds ...

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"[V]ibrant...The fascinating historical detail fuels the drama and keeps the plot zipping along. Wilbur Smith fans will want to check this one out." - Publishers Weekly

"Mosse keeps a firm grip on the extremely complex Reformation history in which her characters are enmeshed...there may be too many minutely described stabbings for some tastes. Thrills aplenty as readers await the next installment of this well-researched series." - Kirkus Reviews

"Mosse presents another absorbing historical yarn that mixes intrigue, action, and family drama with aplomb." - Booklist

"Though the narrative is set during a turbulent moment in European history, the believably drawn characters are the focus of the tale and will draw in readers. Fans of Mosse will delight in the next saga in this series, while aficionados of historical fiction will enjoy this book that can be read as a stand-alone." - Library Journal

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Kate Mosse Author Biography

Kate Mosse is the author of nine novels & short story collections, including the No 1, multimillion-selling Languedoc Trilogy - Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel - and No 1 bestselling Gothic fiction including The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist's Daughter, which she is currently adapting for the stage. Her books have been translated into 38 languages and published in more than 40 countries. She has also written three works of non-fiction, four plays, contributed essays and introductions to classic novels and collections.

A champion of women's creativity, Kate is the Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction - the largest annual celebration of women's writing in the world - and sits on the Executive Committee of Women of the World. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to...

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