The City of Tears

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Hardback Published on: 19/01/2021
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The City of Tears
Brilliant historical fiction
I havr read all of Kate mosse's works and I couldnt wait to read this next episode. It did not disappoint. At 550 pages I was worried it would be long and ... READ MORE


Following on from the Sunday Times number one bestseller, The Burning Chambers, Kate Mosse's The City of Tears is the second thrilling historical epic in The Burning Chambers series, for fans of Ken Follett and Dan Brown.

June 1572: for ten, violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, and the country has been torn apart over matters of religion, citizenship and sovereignty. But now a precarious peace is in the balance: a royal wedding has been negotiated by Catherine de' Medici and Jeanne d'Albret, an alliance between the Catholic Crown and Henri, the Huguenot king of Navarre. It is a marriage that could see France reunited at last

Meanwhile in Puivert, an invitation has arrived for Minou Joubert and her family to attend this historic wedding in Paris in August. But what Minou does not know is that the Joubert family's oldest enemy, Vidal, will also be there. Nor that, within days of the marriage, on the eve of the Feast Day of St Bartholomew, Minou's family will be scattered to the four winds and one of her beloved children will have disappeared without trace . . .

A breath-taking novel of revenge, persecution and loss, sweeping from Paris and Chartres to the City of Tears itself - the great refugee city of Amsterdam - this is a story of one family's fight to stay together, to survive and to find each other, against the devastating tides of history . . .

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509806874
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 812g
  • Dimensions: 242 x 163 x 53 mm

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The City of Tears
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. I was lucky enough to be able to dive straight into this as soon as I had finished The Burning Cham... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The City of Tears
Great book of historical fiction.
June 1572: for ten, violent years the Wars of Religion have raged across France. Neighbours have become enemies, countless lives have been lost, and the co... READ MORE
Fiona Tolan
The City of Tears
1572 and the Joubert family is to be torn apart.
First Kate Moss for me and loved every page. Brought 1572 onwards to life both in historical terms and the lives of Minou and Piet Joubert. A drama well w... READ MORE
Julie Friar
The City of Tears
Historical Fiction
Well! What a fabulous story. Kate Mosse is a favourite author of mine and this book certainly lived up to my expectations. It is set between 1572 and 1594... READ MORE
Zandra Sloan
The City of Tears
Classic Kate Mosse!
I was sent a copy of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse to read and review by NetGalley. This is classic Kate Mosse! Everything you have come to expect, wit... READ MORE
The City of Tears
Another fantastic read
I have always enjoyed the way Kate Mosse can draw you into her books and make you feel the history, she makes it almost feel alive. This book was no diffe... READ MORE
Julie G
The City of Tears
A continuation of the burning chambers
Review of The City of Tears by Kate Mosse I got the City of Tears by Kate Mosse for free from Netgalley for a fair and honest review. The City of Tear... READ MORE
mark Taylor
The City of Tears
A must for historical fiction fans
As a huge fan of Kate Mosse's novels I was really excited to read the next instalment of the life of Piet and Minou. Mosse is skilled writer who is able to... READ MORE
Laura Summers
The City of Tears
Wonderful work of medieval fiction
This book was just as good if not better than the first book in this series, The Burning Chambers. Once I started this book I was completely Immersed in t... READ MORE
Leona OMahony
The City of Tears
Thrilling Historical Fiction
Thanks to NetGalley and The Publisher for this eARC in exchange for an honest review. 3.5 stars, rounded up. The second part of Kate Mosse's The Burning ... READ MORE
Ms Walker
The City of Tears
Can’t wait for the next book in this series - they’re brilliant!
Having really loved The Burning Chambers I was eager to read this sequel and I wasn’t disappointed. Life in 16century France was tough, especially for thos... READ MORE
Kaye Fraser
The City of Tears
Is this book worth your money and the answer is an unequivocal yes.
Quite an interesting book with a nicely convoluted story that provides a lot of information on the religious stupidity in the western half of Europe at the... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
The City of Tears
Excellent second volume in this series set during the 16th Century’s Wars of Religion
My thanks to Pan Macmillan/Mantle for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The City of Tears’ by Kate Mosse in exchange for an honest review. This is the second in M... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The City of Tears
Love and courage during the Wars of Religion in 16th century France
Love and courage during the Wars of Religion in 16th century France. I've enjoyed Kate Mosse's previous books, especially The Burning Chambers. Reading thi... READ MORE
Jenny Hill
The City of Tears
Great historical novel
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book for ages and I wasn’t disappointed. This book sends you right back in history to a tumultuous time of relig... READ MORE
Lynne Packer
The City of Tears
A big old beast but fantastic storyline
I have been waiting for the second part of the Burning Chambers trilogy so was delighted when NetGalley selected me to read "The City of Tears" by Kate Mos... READ MORE
Mel Pretorius
The City of Tears
A great novel for historical fiction lovers
I very much enjoyed reading The City of Tears. I have not read the Burning Chambers and I did not feel as though I was missing part of the story but having... READ MORE
Valerie Thirkettle
The City of Tears
The Amazing City.
Thank you #netgalley for the advance copy of this book and I am SO HOPING that the beginning of the book, set some 300 years in the future to when this boo... READ MORE
Elaine  Blackey
The City of Tears
Tremendously Good!
I made the decision to read The City of Tears rather hesitantly as I sometimes find that novels steeped in history aren't my cup of tea. I chose to read it... READ MORE
Bridget East
The City of Tears
A powerful historical novel of family and religion
This is a powerful book of historical fiction. A second book in the Burning Chambers series, this immense book has just been published in paperback. Return... READ MORE
The City of Tears
Fabulous Sequel
The sequel to The Burning Chambers continues to depict life in sixteenth century Europe where Catholic and Huguenot conflicts take centre stage. The story ... READ MORE
Mandy Brandon
The City of Tears
A superb and a riveting read.
I have read ‘A City of Tears’ by Kate Mosse on Pigeonhole book club app with other readers. An incredibly exciting and a riveting historical epic. I love s... READ MORE
Alison Cook
The City of Tears
Engrossing read!
I’m a great fan of Kate Mosse’s historical novels set in sixteenth century France and had thoroughly enjoyed The Burning Chamber a few years ago as well as... READ MORE
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