Company of Liars

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009 - Fiction - 465 pages
3 Reviews
EMBARK ON A TURBULENT JOURNEY THROUGH A RAVAGED COUNTRYSIDE . . . WITH ONLY LIARS FOR COMPANY.

The year is 1348. In a world ruled by faith and fear, nine desperate strangers, brought together by chance, attempt to flee the certain death that is rolling inexorably toward them. Each traveler has a hidden gift, a dark secret, and a story to tell….

From Camelot, the relic-seller, to Cygnus, the one-armed storyteller—from the strange, silent child Narigorm to a painter and his pregnant wife, each guards secrets closely. None are as they seem. And one among them conceals the darkest secret of all—propelling these liars to a destiny more perilous than any of them could imagine.
  

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CAN YOU DECIPHER THE LIES?

User Review  - LN Adcox - Borders

The protagonist is burdened with eight seemingly helpless refugees as he flees the pestilence (later to be called “The Black Plague) across 1348 England. His willingness to allow them to accompany him ... Read full review

escape the lies

User Review  - roxieann311 - Borders

This book is both eye opening and dramatic. I couldn't put it down. The 1300's were a time of great peril and untrustworthy kinship. This book captivates the reader and makes them cringe all at once. Great for history buffs. would make an awsome gift! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
25
Section 5
42
Section 6
60
Section 7
74
Section 8
88
Section 18
274
Section 19
291
Section 20
307
Section 21
329
Section 22
348
Section 23
362
Section 24
369
Section 25
384

Section 9
112
Section 10
126
Section 11
46
Section 12
60
Section 13
76
Section 14
92
Section 15
215
Section 16
227
Section 17
258
Section 26
398
Section 27
418
Section 28
427
Section 29
433
Section 30
440
Section 31
445
Section 32
459
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About the author (2009)

Karen Maitland has a doctorate in psycholinguistics. She traveled and worked in many parts of the world, from the Arctic Circle to Africa, before finally settling in the medieval city of Lincoln in England. Her British debut novel, The White Room, was short-listed for the Authors’ Club of Great Britain Best First Novel Award. She is at work on her next novel, The Owl Killers.


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