Company of Liars

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Random House Publishing Group, 2009 - Fiction - 465 pages
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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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Stunning novel, set during the Black Death, following a group of travellers who are fleeing the plague, but who find there is something even more to be feared, which is killing them off one by one for ... Read full review

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Loved this book. I have loved every Karen Maitland book I have read. I love the time period. I love the touch of supernatural. Of course people in those days were very superstitious. I loved the ending although I did want Camelot to live the remainder of her life happily Read full review

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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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