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Carole Martinez

The Castle of Whispers

Cover: The Castle of Whispers - Carole Martinez

Carole Martinez

The Castle of Whispers

2014, pp. 192, e-Book
ISBN: 9781609451929
Translated by: Howard Curtis
Region: France
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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.

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