A dark and deadly eshort featuring characters from Company of Liars by the Queen of the Dark Ages.
Liars and Thieves is an exclusive new short story set against the backdrop of the plague outbreak of 1348 by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars.
'Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic' Marie Claire on Company of Liars
Camelot and Narigorm the rune reader return to delight fans of Karen Maitland's classic novel as the company - in their desperate bid to outrun the plague - encounter a band of outlaws, who are making the most of the breakdown in law and order to steal from the weak ... and kill at leisure.
But in the child Narigorm they might just have met their match - for plague is the lesser of those two evils.
Passion and peril. A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists - Daily Mail on The Falcons of Fire and Ice
Glorious ... a thrillingly horrible vision of the Dark Ages - Metro on The Owl Killers
Bawdy and brutal - Simon Mayo on The Gallows Curse
Scarily good. Imagine The Wicker Man crossed with The Birds - Marie Claire on The Owl Killers
Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre in this atmospheric tale of treachery and magic - Marie Claire on Company of Liars
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.