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Company of Liars

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Company of Liars by Karen Maitland is a reinterpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Set in 14th century England, during a time of fear, religious power, and superstition, it is the story of nine travelers trying to escape the Plague.

As they travel inland, it becomes apparent that each one carries a secret/5. Company of Liars is a richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler, such as Henry James."–Daily Express, UK “Transports readers back to the days of the Black Death/5().

Readers may find themselves examining human frailty Company of Liars book a new light. A Company of Liars is also a real page-turner as the reader attempts to uncover the secret each character is hiding. Some are obvious, others are not.

It ends brilliantly on a very dramatic note. This is the first book by Karen Maitland that I have read/5(). Intricately plotted, Company of Liars offers complex characters today's reader can identify with. A dark Canterbury's Tale, this long winter's night of magical storytelling expertly blends history and mystery.” —Julia Spencer-Fleming, Edgar Award finalist and author of /5(96).

Company of Liars. Plague has come to England. And the lies you tell will be the death of you. A scarred trader in holy relics. A conjuror. A musician and his apprentice. A one-armed story teller. A young couple on the run. A midwife. And a rune-reading girl. A group of misfits band together to escape the plague.

Told in reverse chronological order, from its enigmatic end to its brilliant beginning, In the Company of Liars is a tantalizing tour de force--a "compelling new novel of intrigue, murder, and terrorism" (The Philadelphia Inquirer)/5.

Like her characters in Company of Liars, Karen Maitland has spent much of her life travelling, spending her early childhood in the sunshine of Malta and later journeying to Iceland and Greenland. In her working life she has done all kinds of jobs from hospital worker to lecturer, egg packing to dance-drama.

Magical, heart-quickening, and raw, Company of Liars is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction. This is the first book I ever read by Karen Maitland, and since then have purchased and read nearly all of her books.

She is a fantastic story teller, /5(). Book reviews. Company of Liars Karen Maitland Review by Jessica Inman. October In Company of Liars, British author Karen Maitland makes her U.S.

debut with a novel that tips its hat deeply to The Canterbury Tales, executed with stunning skill and precision. Her medieval world is full of the fantasy and mystery you'd expect from the genre.

Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Company of Liars is that sort of read that proves difficult to review. I loved it as I read it t the point where as soon as I finished it, I bought two more of this author’s books.

But things went downhill once I sat down to review it. Looking back, Company of Liars has, I believe, many problems. I am conflicted about it. Company of Liars is a richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler, such as Henry James.”—Daily Express (UK) “Transports readers back to the days of the Black Death.

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Midsummer's Day, On this day of ill omen, plague makes its entrance. Within weeks, swathes of England will be darkened by death's shadow as towns and villages burn to the ringing of church bells.

While panic and suspicion flood the land, a small band of travellers comes together to outrun the breakdown in law and order.

But when one of their number is found /5(59). The NOOK Book (eBook) of the In the Company of Liars: A Thriller by David Ellis at Barnes & Noble.

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Company of Liars is set during the Black Death of The book follows the journey of nine travelers who escape from the plague: our narrator, a Camelot who sells relics; a magician; two minstrels; a young married couple; a storyteller with a swan's wing; and a Brand: Karen Maitland.

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The main characters of this historical, historical fiction story are,/5. In COMPANY OF LIARS, a jewel of a medieval mystery by Karen Maitland, those would be the times when you realize how lucky you are not to be living in England inwhen three separate plagues broke out among a population already beaten down %().

These liars - or story tellers and self preservationists, and the mystery of the gruesome murderer among them - kept me company on many a long wintry walk. It is essentially a Medieval murder mystery set in the horror and chaos of the plague, but so much more.

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Nine pilgrims try to outrun the Black Death in first novelist Maitland’s sensational take on The Canterbury Tales. It’sand nonstop rain has been soaking England for months. Find books like Company of Liars from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked Company of Liars also liked: The Rose Demon.

Magical, heart-quickening, and raw, Company of Liars is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction.

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Get this from a library. Company of Liars. [Karen Maitland] -- In this extraordinary novel, Karen Maitland delivers a dazzling reinterpretation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales--an ingenious alchemy of history, mystery, and powerful human drama.

The year is Company of Liars Karen Maitland, Author. Delacorte $24 (p) ISBN Audio book sample courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio. Buy this book. Company of Liars is a richly evocative page-turner which brings to life a lost and terrible period of British history, with a disturbing final twist worthy of a master of the spine-tingler, such as Henry James.”—Daily Express (UK) “Transports readers back to .Company of Liars (Book): Maitland, Karen: Inas the Black Plague holds England in it's grip, nine strangers attempt to outrun death.

Each member has .Luckily, Company of Liars is written in Modern English, so it’s already miles ahead of The Canterbury Tales in the readability department. It follows nine travelers who are walking north to avoid catching the plague. Each of them is hiding something about their past.

As they travel, secrets are uncovered, stories are told, rivalries are formed, and murder is committed.