Thursday, November 20, 2008


Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

What was this book about?

Two different time periods connect characters and a story throughout time.

Léonie Vernier lives in 1891 France and loves her brother Anatole and will do anything for him. They retreat to the country for reasons unbeknownst to her. During her stay she finds out about the family country home and its connection to the occult. She finds tarot cards that seem to be much more then the average cards. Evil is starting to descend on herself and those she loves and Léonie will do anything to figure out how to save them.

Meredith Martin lives in present day United States. She has had a tough growing up period and is off to Europe to investigate a book about a composer that she has always loved. While in France she also plans to see what she can find out about her birth family. The only thing she has is a picture and some sheet music. From the beginning there has always been a supernatural twist to her arrival. When she is drawn to a tarot card reader she can’t help but get a reading. What she doesn’t realize is that reading will show her the way to fulfilling her destiny.

What did you think about the book?

I listened to this book on CD and it took me forever. But that isn’t a reflection on it being not very good or interesting but instead of the exact opposite. I was enjoying it so much that I only wanted to listen to it when I actually had time to fully dedicate all of my thinking to the book. (Which isn’t all that often – when I have that time a lot of time I sit down instead with a book).

I also listened to Kate Mosse’s other book Labyrinth and enjoyed that one as well. But if I had to pick a favorite of the two it would be this one. The two books are nothing alike except that they also cover several time periods where there is a story going on in each and the repercussions of what happened in the past haunt those currently in the story.

Whether you chose to listen to it or read it – please do! I definitely enjoyed this book and think you will to. In fact I am going to suggest it to my husband as well. He likes to listen to books and we have somewhat different tastes. I can usually tell though when I have read something that he will like – and I definitely don’t think this is a girly book even if the main character is a girl!

What genre would you consider this?


Question for you:
Do you enjoy listening to books? When do you listen to them?


Darlene said...

I've got this one on my shelves so I peeked at your rating-glad you liked it. I think I'll read it as part of my Read Your Own Books challenge. Her first book, Labyrinth was really good.

Becky LeJeune said...

I did the same thing with this one. I had the book but bought the audio for a LONG road trip home and then fell asleep through most. I started the whole thing over and listed to it in my car (I don't do audios except for the drive back home). It took forever but when it was over I missed it.

Like you, although I liked Labyrinth, I thought Sepulchre was better.