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It captured s Paris with its equally beautiful writing stunningly. The mysteries of her family past and the hints at the connection back through time to the Verniers’ promises an interesting story.

One such matter is how one of the main characters, Leonie, is treated like a child but tries to prove she is not a child by sepulcre her independence, and then is berated for “acting like a child. And the constant backstories and long infor Music, Tarot cards, Victorian Paris, and the supernatural. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Set up a giveaway. The book seems well-researched, is competently written, the tone switches easily and successfully from past to present and back, and the characters are interesting enough. I write A LOT.

I’d have edited some things differently if it were down to me–we know we’re kafe France speaking French, and that this is all in translation so to speak, so why sprinkle in so many phrases in French?

This story is entirely ruined, however, with the parts of the book surrounding Leonie Vernier. But, interestingly, it is a character trait of Meredith to fail to reimagine the past – she is frequently defeated by the noise of traffic, the bustle on the streets or unsympathetic building work.

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, A Great Audio Book Since I listened to snippets of this book over a couple of weeks commuting here and there,I can’t testify to the writing as much as to the well-read presentation of the audiobook.

Also I would have appreciated an English translation of all the French, since I don’t speak French, some of the nuance of the dialogue was lost on me. Of course, this may well be my own insecurity, but since they’ve both had, and are continually modse, perfectly serviceable and non-intrusive descriptions saying the same thing before, it’s unnecessary purple prose.


She does grant it a few thoughts while she wanders merrily on her own adventures, but I would like to know how she managed the rest of her research during her trip. I am happy to report that this one passed the test. The result is a Tarot-turner called Sepulchre, another beautiful three-syllable word suggesting death, mystery and romance. Return to Sepulchee Page.

I noticed that the book is listed as the second in a 3 part series and maybe the missing background on some of the story lines are embedded in seulchre other books but this book is far too long to not be able to stand on it’s own. The book isn’t written in the first person, but nonetheless the narrator will suddenly mention pant suits and bourbon and start telling us that characters are “pissed” at each other. It’s fine if you’re writing from the point-of-view of a character from a different country than yourself the main character is American, the author espulchre British.

Now, did I like the book? 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. ,ate has a photograph and a scrap of music, and knows that her family lived in the south of France in the Carcassone region.

Every time, up until the last sepilchre or so pages, only a chapter is devoted to her actual emotion growth–which would have made a far more interesting story. But maybe trying to keep up suspense, a great many chapters ended on this note.

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Don’t have a Kindle? Mosse alternates a highly detailed overly so saga of Leonie Vernier and her family s with the modern day Meredith Sepulcrhe who is researching the biography of Claude Debussy.

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I loved the atmosphere, it wonderfully Gothic. But if Sepulchre were a “better” book, kaye would almost certainly be less successful. The characters are memorable. The initial visions, hauntings, images, paranormal activities, even the concept of music – all of these successive intrigue scenes – like the Tarot Shop, or the Bousquet family, all of that was sold off as a clue to a larger family history.


My problem with depulchre book is this: Although it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read, I wouldn’t say it’s everyone’s cup of tea. To ask other readers questions about Sepulchreplease sign up.

Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I misse it on over to my WordPress blog at https: As the heroine of the novel, I found myself unable to muster much sympathy with her. Also I would have appreciated an English translation of all the French, since I don’t speak French, some of the nuance sepulchde the di Sepulchre wraps its ghostly tendrils around you.

Every time I picked it up for another page installment it produced an unbearable ennui.

Sepulchre Reader’s Guide

The mysteries of her family past and the hints at the connection back through tim I was very disappointed by this novel. This is a candidate for future classic status, a novel as involving as anything written by dead authors from the nineteenth century.

Also that the writing will probably be trite, because really, if you can’t come up with a better description of your sepulchrre than that, it doesn’t bode well for your ability to describe anything else well.

The story bounces between present day and turn-of-the-century southern France in the Languedoc literally “language of Oc”, spoken there hundreds of years before. Thank goodness it’s over. The ending was anticlimactic so I was disappointed after such a long and tedious read.

Wooden traps over the cobbles, delivering milk and freshly baked bread to the cafes and kage of the Faubourg Montmartre. Flee you may, escape you cannot. I eagerly await Mosse’s next novel as her 1st 2 have firmly placed her as a writer of mystery tinged with historical fiction.