Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Carole Martinez

The Castle of Whispers

Carole Martinez

The Castle of Whispers

2014, pp. 192, Hardcover
ISBN: 9781609451820
Translated by: Howard Curtis
Region: France
Available as ebook Available as ebook Available as ebook
$ 22.95

The book

A richly imagined work of fiction from one of France’s best-loved authors. In 1187, on the day of her wedding, the beautiful 15-year-old Esclarmonde scandalizes the court when she refuses to accept the knight chosen by her father, the Lord of the Domain of Whispers. She disobeys her father and vows instead to give herself to God, an act of defiance for which she is imprisoned in a cell beside the castle’s chapel. There she encounters a mystical crossroads where the living and the dead meet and she begins to exert a mysterious and pervasive power over the kingdom. The virgin sorceress reaches a saint-like status as men and women journey from far and wide to hear her speak to them through the bars of her prison. This is a must-read for those who enjoy the novels of Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Márquez.

The author

Carole Martinez
Author Carole Martinez, a former actress and photographer, currently teaches French in a middle school in Issy-les-Moulineaux. She began writing during her maternity leave in 2005.

Press

From the same country

  • Jean-Claude Izzo

    Garlic, Mint, & Sweet Basil

    2020, pp. , $ 14.00
    In a newly designed package, a reissue of one of the most heartbreaking and heartfelt books on the cultures of the Mediterranean ever written.
  • Valérie Perrin

    Fresh Water for Flowers

    2020, pp. , $ 18.00
    Violette Toussaint is the caretaker at a cemetery in a small town in Bourgogne. Random visitors, regulars, and, most notably, her colleagues—three...
  • Muriel Barbery

    A Strange Country

    2020, pp. 336, $ 18.00
    When the first glass was emptied, Alejandro and Petrus smiled at each other and Jesús noticed the redhead’s lovely grey and pensive eyes.
  • Sandrine Collette

    Just After the Wave

    2020, pp. 304, $ 18.00
    A small boat, alone on the furious ocean. A family stranded on an island, battered by waves on all sides. A decision which looms, unavoidable, on...
  • Philippe Lançon

    Disturbance

    2019, pp. 480, $ 28.00
    Surviving Charlie Hebdo. Winner Prix Femina and Prix du Roman News
  • Sylvain Tesson

    Berezina

    2019, pp. 192, $ 15.00
    Take four friends, put them on two Ural motorcycles (complete with sidecars), send them off on a 2,500-mile odyssey retracing history’s most famous...

Join Our Newsletter and receive a FREE eBook!

Stay updated on Europa’s forthcoming releases, author tours and major news.

Are you a bookseller? Click here!

X