maandag 22 juli 2013

Book Review Sepulchre

Title: Sepulchre (Languedoc #2)
Author: Kate Mosse
Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Historical
Rating: 8/10

In 1891, young Leonie Vernier arrive at the home of a young, willowy, and beautiful aunt in southwest France. Villagers claim that Leonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds. More than a century later an American graduate student, arrives to the same town while researching the life of Claude Debussy. There, a pack of Tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as Sepulchre 1891 hold the key to her fate just as they did to the fate of Lonie Vernier.
This is the second book by Mosse that I have read - once I get going, it is hard to stop. In both Labyrinth and Sepulchre, Mosse weaves stories of time and place, a hundred years apart. Her ability to weave history, religion, culture, the essence of humanity and the forces of good and evil is truly remarkable. I enjoy reading books set In a different country and culture. What could be awkward (French phrases) instead gives me a better sense of place. Mosse does a very good job of describing the scene so that one feels they are present. I know have to get a copy if her third book, Citadel. Highly recommend this author

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