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Things Medieval !
delivers a dazzling
reinterpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—an ingenious
history, mystery, and powerful human drama.
The year is 1348.
The Black Plague grips the country. In a world ruled by faith and fear,
nine desperate strangers, brought together by chance, attempt to outrun
the certain death that is running inexorably toward them.
member of this motley company has a story to tell. From Camelot, the
relic-seller who will become the group’s leader, to Cygnus, the
one-armed storyteller . . . from the strange, silent child called
Narigorm to a painter and his pregnant wife, each has a secret. None is
what they seem. And one among them conceals the darkest secret of
all—propelling these liars to a destiny they never saw coming.
Magical, heart-quickening, and raw, Company of Liars is a work
of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical