Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Contrivance, cliché and expository overkill Sepulchre (Languedoc Trilogy Book 2) – Kindle edition by Kate Mosse. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Sepulchre (The Languedoc Trilogy) [Kate Mosse] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the New York Times bestselling author of. Buy Sepulchre by Kate Mosse (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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As in Labyrinth, Mosse employs a dual-narrative structure, in which a contemporary researcher retraces the steps taken by an earlier character, giving plenty of opportunities for her trademark “time slippages”.

Mosse sets up the Tarot as an important element at the beginning of the story and it remains a framing device for events, but it is mostly in the background until the end. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage moase. Does this alter your view of the story in any way? Many times I lifted an eyebrow at the contrived plot or why characters did what they did, but the book kept me engaged enough that even when I wasn’t in the car, I sometimes thought of the protagonist, Leonie, or the horrific villain.

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You should read at least the first two And the constant backstories and long infor Music, Tarot cards, Victorian Paris, and the supernatural. This is a fairly long book with a lot of exposition and very little to draw it all together.

It describes how, in a sepulchre in the woods, he raised the spirit of a devil using a combination of music and certain symbolic figures from the Tarot. Though I didn’t get emotionally invested, I kept reading for the enjoyment of the French setting and the interesting tarot and musical angles.

View all 6 comments. The Languedoc Trilogy Paperback: Inwe have Meredith Martin, and American grad student writing a book about Claude Debussy and tracking information regarding her biological mother’s French connections. While it is true that I prefer Historical Faction to Historical Fiction, this novel had me engrossed from its very early pages. Having been adopted, she has only a few clues to her roots in the form of one or two old photographs and an evocative piece of music. Trivia About Sepulchre Langue And surprise, suprise, he’s not.


I got particularly annoyed by Anatole’s letter to Leonie, which addresses her in French, but continues in English. So true, that there were some very scary moments in this book -scary because of the action, and scary because of the mindset of the people involved. Jan 29, Rebecca rated it did not like it. Before leaving Paris, she warily agrees to a Tarot reading, and is startled to see that the figure symbolising La Justice looks just like her.

However, Constant discovers where they are staying and sets out to exact his revenge. Listen to an extract from Sepulchre. View all 11 comments. An atmospheric ghost story with a pinch of Da Vinci Code. To view it, click here. Much like The Historian, I felt the end to be so anticlimactic.

Mosse wants to place the reader in France, either in the late 19th century or modern day, katf she spends a lot of words attempting too. It’s the very recognisability of its themes and language that signals to the mass of readers that this is a book “for them”.

Also, the two stories set in different times isn’t a very keen idea In the section devoted to contemporary French literature, there was a set of Zola’s Rougon-Macquart novels, as well as Flaubert, Maupassant and Huysmans –indeed, many of the intellectually improving texts Anatole tried in vain to press upon her, even a first kkate of Stendhal’s Le rouge et le noir.

Also, Kate Moss uses a lot o This one has a good story even if some of the characters are annoying, and the problems they encounter would have been completely avoidable had it not mossse for their own stupidity.

The characters are French, yet speak English apart from to zepulchre out the odd French word, like Anatole constantly calling Leonie ‘petite’. Especially when I’m listening to it in audio format and I can’t just skim over the French words. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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I felt so cheated, the entire narrative was building up to this huge,dark secret which was supposed to have all sorts of elements of the fantastical and the medieval, and instead it gave me absolute shit in place of that.


I realize, of course, that France is the setting of this historical novel, but the effect of all of this name-dropping is to make me think that Ms Mosse feels the need to prove she did her research — she’s trying too hard, and it comes off as pretentious. The ultimate showdown between Leonie and her brother’s rival is ridiculous. She lives in Sussex. Sep 19, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: I’d have edited some things differently if it were down to me–we know we’re in France speaking French, and that this is all in translation so to speak, so why sprinkle in so many phrases in French?

In fact, the one character that I could not seem to connect with was the American graduate student. Still, this was an entertaining read. There was too much of repetetion, lots of cliches, very predictable story line, boring and slow narrative, too familiar characterization.

There might have been a good story in this book but it was overshadowed by flat and silly characters. Their destination is the Domaine de la Cade near Rennes-les-Bains, a spacious house in a run-down estate complete with sinister woods. She’s not a critical thinker of anything. Now, I happen to follow Tarot, and I believe the author did a commendable job of discussing Tarot in her story. View all 5 comments.

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Recensie volgt op mijn blog. Sepulchre ‘s plot seems to be based on a similar conspiracy theory to The Da Vinci Code I think admittedly, I’m more than a little shaky on my French history, but since I just read Sepulchree Societiesthe names seemed familiar. And naturally there always is a secret message.

The struggle between the past 4 stars to Sepulchre by Kate Mossethe second in the “Languedoc” historical fiction maybe a little fantasy series.