Karen Maitland – The Plague CharmerThe Plague Charmer by Karen Maitland
Published by Headline Review on October 20, 2016
ISBN: 1472235835
Pages: 576
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The Plague Charmer, by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars - her first novel of the plague - will chill and delight fans of Kate Mosse and C.J. Sansom in equal measure. 'A compelling blend of historical grit and supernatural twists' Daily Mail
'Something was approaching, something evil, I could feel it. As if in some distant land the devil had just unfurled his wings and was even now flying over the sea towards us, his shadow reaching out before him to cover the land.'
1361. As the plague sweeps England for the second time, a wild woman is pulled from the black waters of the Exmoor coast. Under the shadow of an eclipse, a village boy steals a box from the sea - a box the woman insists was never meant to be found.
When two more bodies wash up on the shore, their corpses stained with the marks of pestilence, the woman from the sea swears she knows how to save them all. But for a price that no one is willing to pay. And then, one by one, the villagers begin to die...