19 June, 2018
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Eleanor Franzen:
"The Burning Chambers is unashamedly brain candy, but it's the sort of brain candy that does no harm at all. Although religious conflict does play a role in the plot, the real story is about discovering the true heritage of our heroine Minou, and her relationship with Protestant outlaw Piet Reydon. The two are caught up in the machinations of the evil cleric Valentin, once Piet’s best friend at university, now a Catholic zealot. And Valentin is entangled with a woman who has never met Minou, but who, for reasons we slowly come to learn, wants her dead. It all sounds quite ridiculous and indeed, it is, but it works. Mosse keeps all of her plates spinning, never seeming to lose each character’s place in the plot; her action scenes are exciting and fast-paced, just begging the eye to fly down the page; and she’s done her research."