The book was so good that I finished it in two days. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And regarding the end? In this book, that proved generally true. In another alcove she found a collection of both religious and fervently antireligious texts, grouped together as if to cancel one another out.
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Mosse relishes all the traditional Gothic props, and isn't afraid of stoking up the suspense with storms, violent deaths, malevolently superstitious villagers, the threat of horrible evil and a mad old gardener who feels it approaching: She nosse her time between Sussex, England and Carcassonne, France.
Meredith Martin is the modern-day researcher who is working on a biography of the French composer Debussy.
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Sepulchre 's plot seems to be based oate a similar conspiracy theory to The Da Vinci Code I think admittedly, I'm more than a little shaky on my French history, but since I just read Secret Societiesthe names seemed familiar. Has Mosse exorcised the monster in the dungeon? And because of that, the ambience is fantastic.
Oh, and if you enjoy clever, engaging, convincing, threating villains, look somewhere else. The secondary modern story line is tedious and boring.
Sepulchre (Languedoc, #2) by Kate Mosse
She knows Victor will attempt to attack her on Halloween and plans to leave to avoid the confrontation but then does not there is no explanation why she has not left.
Mosse wants to place the reader in Sepklchre, either in the late 19th century or modern day, and she spends a lot of words attempting too. A good read for a snowy day! The se;ulchre seems well-researched, is competently written, the tone switches easily and successfully from past to present and back, and the characters are interesting enough.
Sepulchre by Kate Mosse: Ghosts from the machine
Though I didn't get emotionally invested, I kept reading for the enjoyment of the French setting and the interesting tarot and musical mossd. Is there a list of all the Debussy's works mentioned in this book?
If I was purchasing a mystery novel I'd like some indication of it. I read this without having read the previous book, Labyrinth, and didn't feel I was missing any info. Add in some ghosts, a little fantasy, mystery and suspense over the year gap between the two time periods, and you've got a good story.
Another old friend in this book is Audric Baillard, the ancient moss of secrets who played a central role in Labyrinth. The tarot angle, quite frankly, never seemed to go anywhere, but perhaps it's just because this book took me so long to read.
Refresh and try again. After labyrinth, this book was a kind of a major let down.
She inept at transferring that vision to paper or else, her vision was as skewed as her tale. I wish I could play moss piano and hear it's I assume haunting permeations. Also that the writing will probably be trite, because really, if you can't come up with a better description of your heroine than that, it doesn't bode well for your ability to describe anything else well.
Kate Mosse's Sepulchre is a historical fantasy -- historical fiction with fantastic elements. It's like reading a first draft that hasn't been edited!
Sepulchre Reader’s Guide
Isolde and Anatole are actually secret lovers hiding from her malicious former lover. Kate Mosse uses the improbable and downright ridiculous to propel mossd story towards the conclusions she wants in the easiest way possible. Also those to whom wrong has been done mosae who are condemned to walk until they find an agent of justice to speak their cause. Of course, this may well be my own insecurity, but since they've both had, and are continually given, perfectly serviceable and non-intrusive descriptions saying the same thing before, it's unnecessary purple prose.
Thus, her fate becomes entwined with that of Leonie. There are conventions within a genre novel such as this that semaphore to the reader the comfortable predictability of the omsse This was a reread for me, although I can't remember exactly how long ago I first read it.
More broadly, what thematic role does music play in the novel? This is a great book if you want something light and page-turning if you go on holiday to the south of France. As in Labyrinth, Mosse employs a dual-narrative structure, in which a contemporary researcher retraces the steps taken by an earlier character, giving plenty of opportunities for her trademark "time slippages". Unknown to Leonie, her brother had been having an affair with Isolde and is being pursued by her jealous former lover, Victor Constant.