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The Plague Charmer by [Maitland, Karen]
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4.2 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews

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A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history (Susanna Gregory)

If you like dark, atmospheric, historical fantasy, then this is definitely one for you (Daily Mail)

A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill (The Times)

Book Description

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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2056 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Review (20 Oct. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01ARXVTNG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is the first Karen maitland book I have read and it most definitely won't be the last. I can't remember when I enjoyed a book as much! It had everything that I absolutely love!
First and foremost for me is a good page turning story and this one is brilliant. I couldn't put it down.
Second most important for me is the quality of the writing and this is expertly crafted. To be honest good writing drives all the other components forward.
The historical detail was totally fascinating and so authentic. I felt like I really understood how these people thought. The setting of porlock at exmoor was equally fascinating in the way the people lived, the sense of community and their beliefs, values and superstitions.
The characters were well drawn, for the most part but that would be the only slight weakness in my opinion.
The novel was so atmospheric and dark. The writer created a very believable world of superstition, reality and the possibility of the supernatural.
I also loved the structure of the novel as it alternated between different characters' perspectives.
It was depressing as it was set during tg plague but also full of hope and it wasn't without a good deal of humour.
I cannot praise this book highly enough and I am so excited I am about to start on a Karen maitland journey.
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This book is dark. At times I found it a bit hard going which is why I gave it 4 stars when I've given 5 for others. Having said that I had to keep reading till I'd finished it as it is interesting and absorbing. I imagine some people would not like it however.
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Loved this gritty tale set in a time of dark magic, superstition and plague. It's horrors are vividly told but always with an underlying sense of human resilience and hope. Will definitely read more from this author.
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My second outing with this author and have to say I am now a firm fan and have added her other works to my wishlist.
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The subject and characters were fascinating. A very memorable read that was poignant, shocking and haunting. Brilliant!
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Good read
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Karen Maitland.....I love anything she writes :)
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Really enjoyed this book.
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