The Black Mountain: Quick Reads 2022

The Black Mountain: Quick Reads 2022

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 14/04/2022
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Synopsis

The Black Mountain is a Quick Read short story from bestselling author Kate Mosse.

It is May, 1706. Ana, a young Spanish woman, lives in a small town on the north-west coast of Tenerife with her mother and twin younger brothers. The town is in the shadow of a mighty volcano, which legend says has the devil living inside it. However, there has been no eruption for thousands of years and no one believes it is a threat.

One day, Ana notices that the air feels strange and heavy, that the birds have stopped singing. Tending the family vineyard, a sudden strange tremor in the earth frightens her. Very soon it will be a race against time for Ana to help persuade the town that they are in danger and should flee before the volcano erupts and destroys their world. Will they listen? And Ana herself faces another danger . . .

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529088465
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 110g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 10 mm

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The Black Mountain: Quick Reads 2022
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This is part of the quick reads initiative, a series of short books written simply but well, designed to encourage those who either don't read or who strug... READ MORE
Book collector
The Black Mountain: Quick Reads 2022
An atmospheric and tension packed tale
The Black MOuntain may be a short read, only 136 pages long, but it certainly packs a punch, filled to the brim with tension and atmosphere and a real feel... READ MORE
Jen Lucas
The Black Mountain: Quick Reads 2022
Incredible
This was the first book that made me read more it was amazing. So much emotion out into this book and history I absolutely recommend
Brooke McCann
The Black Mountain: Quick Reads 2022
Quick Read 2022
Love the quick read books - perfect for a quick commute or just to try a new author. Kate Mosse is an exceptional author and this quick read was an absolut... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp