Sepulchre (Languedoc Trilogy, #2)
From the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."(Kirkus Reviews) In 1891, young Léonie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. Their aunt... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue."(Kirkus Reviews) In 1891, young Léonie Vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. Their aunt is young, willowy, and beautiful, and the estate is a subject of local superstition. Villagers claim that Léonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds... More than a century later, Meredith Martin, an American graduate student, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. Haunted by a Tarot reading she had in Paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896. There, the pack of Tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as Sepulchre 1891 hold the key to her fate-just as they did to the fate of Léonie Vernier.
Publish date: March 3rd 2009
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 572
Edition language: English
Series: Languedoc (#2)
I started this read in the audio version. The opening setting is in 19th-Century France, and the descriptions of architecture, in particular, of the Palais Garnier, were exquisite. A few weeks later, I saw photographs which a friend took of the same theater, and the majestic description does the bui...
Z trudem doszłam do końca. Po skończeniu lektury odniosłam wrażenie, że prawie nic się nie działo. Było strasznie dużo opisów, co niestety nie zawsze wychodzi na dobre (w tym przypadku stanowcze NIE), a dialogi jakoś wydały mi się mętne.
It kept me reading but didn't really impress. I suppose it's difficult to follow a success like Labyrinth (which I also found engaging but not impressive) and this rides solidly on it's coat tails. I am starting to really dislike novels that have parallel tracks of time and parallel stories happen...
I read Labyrinth on summer holiday years ago and really enjoyed it, but have only just gotten round to reading Mosse’s follow-up novel Sepulchre. Although advertised as a series, I will say now that there was nothing in this novel that will be confusing if you have not read Labyrinth, there’s a refe...