Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Contrivance, cliché and expository overkill Sepulchre (Languedoc Trilogy Book 2) – Kindle edition by Kate Mosse. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Sepulchre (The Languedoc Trilogy) [Kate Mosse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the New York Times bestselling author of. Buy Sepulchre by Kate Mosse (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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Meredith the american protagonist with a phd in english speaks and thinks in cliche;leonie the mozse century counterpart is described by her brother as not hugely into books, then says in passing to her tante isolde that her brother thinks she reads too much; also she gets startled by a “tiny wood pidgeon” in the woods? It has never happened to me, but I expect that having a bestseller turns your career into something of a haunted house.

In the distance, Anatole could hear the sounds of delivery carts. And to them, I say: How is this decision indicative of his character? The mystery surrounding the Tarot cards and the titular Sepulchre seems seppulchre tacked onto the edges of what is essentially a family drama.

But if Sepulchre were a “better” book, it would almost certainly be less successful.

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My problem with the book is this: It requires patience, and even I found some parts to be dragging. The body of a woman identified as Madame Marguerite Vernier has been discovered shortly after eight o’clock on the evening of Sunday, September Please try again later. She is especially interested in tracking down Lilly, who lived with him when he received acclaim for his work, Peleas and Melisande. This breed jate meandering play-by-play is the kind of thing you’d expect in second-rate fanfic, not a professional manuscript.

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The three stars are basically for the setting. I am happy to report that this one passed the test. Overall, it’s a fun read for a vacation in the south of France unless it totally gets on your sepulchrf and you pull sepulcyre face in disgust as you fling it across the rustic French bedroom you’re staying in. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. And frankly, I really don’t care about the clothes. A dual narrative, alternating between andSepulchre explores the supernatural world and those who mose to bend it to their wil There are many types of ghosts.


Rather, this is on the extreme end of Unimportant Information. It was published in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Victor Constant, Julian Lawrence, and the demon Asmodeus are all described as having the same penetrating blue eyes. In Brief at back of book. The characters are tied by a secret that revolves around the ancient “art” of tarot.

I read this without having read the previous book, Labyrinth, and didn’t feel I kte missing any info. Like Labyrinth, it takes place in southwest France and tells two stories in parallel: Unfortunately, it ,ate more like a laundry list or a description of a post card, and buries whatever atmosphere or authenticity the setting could have granted.

More than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. And honestly, even if she did know more, it wouldn’t have helped her. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Literary Fiction Historical Fiction print. There is very little exploration of why the Tarot is magical or what the significance of the Sepulchre actually is. Speaking of purple prose, there’s a lot of it. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Sepulchre (Languedoc, #2) by Kate Mosse

The characters were, in my humble opinion, quite well written; I did find the characters in the past slightly more interesting than those of the present. She is also Co-founder and Honorary Director of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, which annually celebrates and promotes the best works of fiction written by women throughout the world.

A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. The news had been telephoned in from one of the new public booths on the corner of the rue de Berlin and the rue d’Amsterdam by a reporter from Le Petit Journal. Jan 07, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The ultimate showdown between Leonie and her brother’s rival is ridiculous. Return to Book Page.

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Her brother Anatole and their aunt Isolde are much more interesting characters but they are left mostly in the background, which adds to the frustration with the nineteenth century parts of the story.

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. She has a photograph and a scrap of music, and knows that her family lived in the south of France in the Carcassone region. I felt so cheated, the entire narrative was building up to this huge,dark secret which was supposed to have all sorts of elements of the fantastical and the medieval, and instead it gave me absolute shit in place of that.

As the heroine of the novel, I found myself unable to muster much sympathy with her. This is in stark contrast to Mosse herself, who never fails to intuit the presence of history.

What did music have to do with anything? And neither is his bizarre obsession with a woman he dated for 5 minutes years ago. There are story lines that go absolutely nowhere and seem to have nothing to do with the story.

If your character is supposedly researching a significant real historical figure, either she’d better let me know more about him, or discover something important even if not real during the course of the story.

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