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The Splendour Falls (Paperback)

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    Praise for New York Times bestseller The Firebird:

    "Kearsley blends history, romance and a bit of the supernatural into a glittering, bewitching tale."--Kirkus

    An Ancient Castle, a Tragic Love, and a Web of Secrets Begins to Unravel...

    Emily Braden has stopped believing in fairy tales and happy endings. When her fascinating but unreliable cousin Harry invites her on a holiday to explore the legendary own of Chinon, and promptly disappears--well, that's Harry for you.

    As Emily makes the acquaintance of Chinon and its people, she begins to uncover dark secrets beneath the charm. Legend has it that during a thirteenth-century siege of the castle that looms over the city, Queen Isabelle, child bride of King John, hid a "treasure of great price." And in the last days of the German occupation during World War II, another Isabelle living in Chinon, a girl whose love for an enemy soldier went tragically awry.

    As the dangers of the past become disastrously real, Emily is drawn ever more deeply into a labyrinth of mystery as twisted as the streets and tunnels of the ancient town itself.

    "A mix of intrigue and a style similar to that of Mary Stewart or Barbara Erskine, Kearsley does an excellent job evoking the atmosphere of Chinon with its brooding castle."--The Winnipeg Free Press

    "Kearsley's action-packed mystery-romance, set in a medieval French town, shows the same deft plotting that won Kearsley the Catherine Cookson prize for Mariana."--Chatelaine

    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781402258619
    ISBN-10: 1402258615
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
    Publication Date: December 3rd, 2013
    Pages: 367
    Language: English