From the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."(Kirkus Reviews)
In 1891, young Léonie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that Léonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds...
More than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. Haunted by a Tarot reading she had in Paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896. There, the 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 Léonie Vernier.
About the Author
Kate Mosse is the author of the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth and Sepulchre and the Co-founder and Honorary Director of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in England and France.
"Undeniably gripping." -The London Paper
"History and mystery are engagingly blended." -Kirkus Reviews
"Ghosts, duels, murders, ill-fated love and conspiracy...addictively readable." -Daily Mail
"This adventure will keep you engrossed." -Eve Magazine (Britain)
"A sure, deft momentum...the secrets begin to slip out thick and fast." -Daily Express
"Try this if you enjoyed The Da Vinci Code but fancy something a bit more meaty." -News of the World
"A page-turning saga of fin-de-siFcle spiritualism and Visigothic treasure." -Art & Book Review
"Mosse does what good popular historical novelists do best-make the past enticingly otherworldly, while also claiming it as our own." -The Independent