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Company of Liars I imagine that it must be incredibly difficult to write an ending to a novel Especially one that has been building a sense of mystery, suspense, and dread for a couple hundred pages Up until the last handful of pages, Company of Liars is intriguing and illuminating I have a soft spot for historical fiction, and an interest in medieval Europe, so I m already naturally inclined toward this book The author very deftly avoids the pitfall of writing a sort of Ye Olde Renaissance Faire kind of bo The Year Is 1348 The Black Plague Grips The Country In A World Ruled By Faith And Fear, Nine Desperate Strangers, Brought Together By Chance, Attempt To Outrun The Certain Death That Is Running Inexorably Toward Them Each Member Of This Motley Company Has A Story To Tell From Camelot, The Relic Seller Who Will Become The Group S Leader, To Cygnus, The One Armed Storyteller From The Strange, Silent Child Called Narigorm To A Painter And His Pregnant Wife, Each Has A Secret None Is What They Seem And One Among Them Conceals The Darkest Secret Of All Propelling These Liars To A Destiny They Never Saw Coming. Enjoyed this historical novel A mystery tale of a band of travelers in The Middle Ages, travelling through England to escape the upcoming pestilence Entertaining read The ending unexpected, at least for me Will definitely tryof this author As usual probablyto follow For those who like historical fiction, recommended And for those who don t know this book yet many have read it here I see Midsummer s day 1348 On this day of ill omen, plague makes its I ve read multiple novels about the Plague Year of Wonders, Doomsday Book, probably others I can t think of right now This was a completely different experience The Plague is, in some ways, huge, and in other ways a minor character A nod to the Canterbury Tales, this is the story of a motley group of travelers thrown together in their desperate attempt to escape the ravages of the pestilence.I found this to be a total immersion experience It doesn t wallow in medieval language, but the voc I ve read multiple novels about the Plague Year of Wonders, Doomsday Book, probably others I can t think of right now This was a completely different experience The Plague is, in some ways, huge, and in other ways a minor character A nod to the Canterbury Tales, this is the story of a motley group of travelers thrown together in their de Okay, let s start with the negative, just to get it out of the way I had read several reviews on Goodreads complaining about the ending before I even picked up the book, so all through the last chapter I kept thinking Whew That s not such a bad ending I can see how it might not please everyone, but I actually kind of like itThat was quite a relief, considering I adored the book most of the way through, and it had already gone down a bit in my estimation by the final chapter My relief last Okay, let s start with th I found this book so absolutely riveting that I spent two nights up late reading it At first I thought it was just a mesmerizing story about the Plague in 1348 but it was so muchNine strangers come together, all with secrets, and as they travel to avoid the Black Death, their stories slowly are told I don t want to spoil it for anyone but there were so many twists that I had I picked up Company of Liars as my fifth book of the readathon, last night, and read half of it in one go Unfortunately, I couldn t stay up, but I can definitely say this for it it could distract me from the pain of gallstones when high doses of anti spasmodics and opiates could not I think how much it entertains you will depend on how much you buy into the characters I was prepared to fall for most of them, and to pity those I didn t adore, so I got swept up in their story It s a relativel I picked up Com 1.5 stars rounded to 2The most important things are the hardest to say They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to nothan living size when they re brought out But it sthan that, isn t it The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away And you may make revelations that cost you dear 1.5 stars rounded to 2The most important things are the hardest to say They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to nothan living size when they re brought out But it sthan that, isn t it The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it That s the worst, I think When the secret stays locked within not for want of a teller but for want of an understanding ear Stephen King Secrets are a part and parcel of our lives and to hide them Enjoyed this farthan I expected Loved the premise of the novel, the journey of nine very different people who band together to attempt to outrun the pestilence that has overtaken the countryside The lengths that each will go to guard their secrets from each other Thought that the characters were well presented and appreciated the mystery surrounding the unknown narrator There were quite a few twists to the plot and characters that were unexpected and I didn t see coming at all Haven t Enjoyed this farthan I expected Loved the premise of the novel, the journey of nine very different people who band together to attempt to outrun the pestilence that has overtaken the countryside The lengths that each will go to guard their secrets from each other Thought that the characters were well presented and appreciated the mystery surrounding the unknown narrator There were quite a few twists to the plot and ch This is a LLLLLOOOONG book It took me ages to read it But there was never a time when my interest plopped or when the base 9 characters who make the company didn t leave me wantingEach and every one of those 9 was so finely framed and every line of their emotions, core desires, acting out or vocal habits all those aspects that are covered b


About the Author: Karen Maitland

Karen Maitland has recently moved to the wonderful county of Devon and has a doctorate in psycholinguists She is fascinated by the myth and magic of the Middle Ages, which she draws on for her novels She experienced the medieval lifestyle for real, when she worked for eighteen months in a rural village in Nigeria, living without electricity, plumbing or sanitation Her first medieval thriller wa Karen Maitland has recently moved to the wonderful county of Devon and has a doctorate in psycholinguists She is fascinated by the myth and magic of the Middle Ages, which she draws on for her novels She experienced the medieval lifestyle for real, when she worked for eighteen months in a rural village in Nigeria, living without electricity, plumbing or sanitation Her first medieval thriller was Company of Liars , was set at the time of the Black Death in 1348 This was followed by The Owl Killers , about the beguinages, the medieval cities of women The Gallows Curse is set in the reign of bad King John and Falcons of Fire and Ice , which is a dark thriller, set in Portugal during the Inquisition and Iceland at the time of the Reformation She is published by Michael Joseph Penguin.Karen is also one of six historical crime writers known as the Medieval Murderers Philip Gooden, Susannah Gregory, Michael Jecks, Bernard Knight and Ian Morson who together write an annual joint murder mystery novel, including The Sacred Stone , Hill of Bones and The First Murder published by Simon Schuster


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