Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

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The years 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.

Each member of this motley company has a story to tell. From Camelot, the relic-seller who will become the group's leader, the Cygnus, the one-armed storyteller...from the strange silent child called Narigorn to a painter and his pregnant wife, each has a secret. None are what they seems. 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 fiction.

Delacorte, 2008.
ISBN: 9780385341691. 465 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.