By Mosse, Kate
From the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth aaa rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue.a( Kirkus Reviews ) In 1891, young LA(c)onie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as LA(c)onie... had imagined. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that LA(c)onieas late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its groundsa] 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 Parisaand possessing the mysterious deck of cardsashe 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 fateajust as they did to the fate of LA(c)onie Vernier.Read more
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.
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