The Castle of Whispers

The Castle of Whispers

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"At fifteen, Esclarmonde realizes that the only way out of her betrothal is to renounce her freedom and a part of herself. Rather than accept the hand of a philandering knight, she cuts off her own ear and declares herself to be the mistress of Christ. She uses her dowry to build a stone chapel, where she entombs herself, inhabiting a magical place between the living and the dead. Out of the ashes of her former self arises the Virgin of Whispers -- a mystical being whose prescient murmurs can alter the fate of a kingdom."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Europa, 2014
ISBN: 9781609451820
1609451821
Branch Call Number: 813.6
F MARTI-C
Characteristics: 181 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Curtis, Howard 1949-- Translator

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KeyPaul
May 15, 2016

I hate descriptive writing but I loved how the author used whispers throughout this book in her descriptions. An interesting story with themes of male and female power, the power of the Church and the unusual lifestyle of anchorites at that time.

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alex59
Jun 24, 2014

Excellent! I liked the way she recreated medieval French life, especially for women - comes across as highly believable. Very unusual story.

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mclarjh
May 14, 2014

Light fairy tale for adult women.

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