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The story jumps from past to present, yet it’s never a bother because both stories are compelling. Read reviews that mention kate mosse tarot cards domaine de la cade past and present claude debussy page turner meredith martin back and forth historical fiction graduate student vinci code modern day well written south of france dan brown southern france great read takes place highly recommend sepulchrs day.

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. Thank you modse your feedback. This book was readable, but all-in-all, pretty bad.

This is a fairly sepulchrs book with a lot of exposition and very little to draw it all together. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Sepulchre (Languedoc, #2) by Kate Mosse

It was unclear whether their relationship was meant to surprise the reader in the same way as it surprises Leonie, or whether we were meant to pick up on the clues right from the start. It requires patience, and even I found some parts to be dragging. And naturally there always is a secret message. For me, it’s the characters and the plot which kept me focused. It crosses a few genres without being too explicit in any specific one.


The characters are memorable. Mosse alternates a highly detailed overly so saga of Leonie Vernier and her family s with the modern day Meredith Martin who is researching the biography of Claude Debussy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. See all reviews.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. But if you, the reader, know nothing about Tarot, you katee just blank out at the passages that contain references to it. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. See 2 questions about Sepulchre…. Instead Meredith’s memoir research is her reason for being in France, and is given a shout out at the end. The characters are tied by a secret that revolves around the ancient “art” of tarot.

But she perhaps tries too hard to achieve a contrast between the voices she uses for the two settings.

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Sepulchre The Languedoc Trilogy. But if you love Paris, classical music, tarot cards and drama, you’ll enjoy this a lot: All I will say is that the book is thick with suspense, bouncing forward or back at just the right moment so that you remain continually frustrated when you must wait to return to the other characters or timeframe. France is gloriously and passionately evoked, and the characters of the story are rounded and intreguing.

She’s not a critical thinker of anything. I got about ten chapters in before quitting. Although Anatole knows he is being stalked by the There might have been a good story in this book but it was overshadowed by flat and silly characters.

I would much rather read a story whose purpose is to entertain me, not to enlighten or impress me. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. Wouldn’t you know it, but her roots lead her directly to a old mansion, now converted into the hotel she stays at, the Domaine de la Cade.


Especially when I’m listening to it in audio format and I can’t just skim over the French words. She lives in Sussex. I am happy to report that this one passed the test. Aside from the rather poor ending for the storyline, I “bought into” the idea of supernatural powers in the 19th century very quickly. katd

Jan 07, James rated it really liked it Shelves: Vote in the poll and ratings. Or even better, why have them at all? If I was purchasing a mystery novel I’d like some indication of it. The result is a Tarot-turner called Sepulchre, another beautiful three-syllable word suggesting death, mystery and romance.

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.

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Here, it’s just filler. It’s like reading a first draft that hasn’t been edited! Ships from and sold by Amazon. Also, Kate Moss uses a lot o This one has a good story even if some of the characters are annoying, and the problems they encounter would have been completely avoidable had it not been for nosse own stupidity.

Monday 31 December It’s fine if you’re writing from the point-of-view of a character from a different country than yourself the main character is American, the author is British. See and seepulchre other items: Much like The Historian, I felt the end to be so anticlimactic.