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A Gathering of Ghosts

Karen Maitland

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

The new medieval thriller from Queen of the Dark Ages Karen Maitland, set on the wilds of Dartmoor.

Pagans tackle the Knights of St John with terrible consequences in the new medieval thriller by Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland. Set on the wilds of Dartmoor, this is a ghostly tale for fans of THE ESSEX SERPENT, C. J. Sansom's Shardlake series and THE BURNING CHAMBERS by Kate Mosse.

'A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' The Times on THE PLAGUE CHARMER

1316. On the wilds of Dartmoor stands the isolated Priory of St Mary, home to the Sisters of the Knights of St John. People journey from afar in search of healing at the holy well that lies beneath its chapel.

But the locals believe Dartmoor was theirs long before Christianity came to the land. And not all who visit seek miracles. When three strangers reach the moor, fear begins to stir as the well's waters run with blood.

What witchcraft have the young woman, the Knight of St John and the blind child brought with them?

The Sisters will need to fight for everything they hold dear as the ghosts of the Old World gather in their midst.

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Praise for A Gathering of Ghosts

  • A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history

  • Fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill - The Times on THE PLAGUE CHARMER

  • Utterly immerses you in the dark shadowy superstitions of the time - Booktrail on THE PLAGUE CHARMER

  • The queen of the dark ages - Bookeaters on THE PLAGUE CHARMER

  • A dark, enthralling book with an unexpected hero

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Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland is an historical novelist, lecturer and teacher of Creative Writing, with over twenty books to her name. She grew up in Malta, which inspired her passion for history, and travelled and worked all over the world before settling in the United Kingdom. She has a doctorate in psycholinguistics, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.

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