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The Plague Charmer: A gripping story of dark motives, love and survival in times of plague

Karen Maitland

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

Ring the bells and lock up your homes. Karen Maitland, author of the bestselling COMPANY OF LIARS, is back. And so is the plague...

'If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, then this is definitely one for you' Daily Mail
The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages and bestselling author of Company of Liars, will chill and delight fans of The Essex Serpent and Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project in equal measure.

1361. An unlucky thirteen years after the Black Death, plague returns to England.

When the sickness spreads from city to village, who stands to lose the most? And who will seize this moment for their own dark ends?

The dwarf who talks in riddles?
The mother who fears for her children?
The wild woman from the sea?
Or two lost boys, far away from home?

Pestilence is in the air. But something much darker lurks in the depths.

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Praise for The Plague Charmer: A gripping story of dark motives, love and survival in times of plague

  • A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill - The Times

  • If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, The Plague Charmer is definitely one for you - Daily Mail

  • A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history - Susanna Gregory

  • You will feel like you have been there and witnessed at first hand the blend of horror, superstitious terror and medieval chaos - Jaffareadstoo

  • Light the candles, lock the doors and settle down to be 'charmed' by this book - Whish List

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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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