Purged by Fire:
Heresy of the Cathars
Release date: July 29, 2016
at Bagwyn Books
In the thirteenth-century, a unique civilization flourished in the region that is now Southwestern France. The tolerant rulers of this realm embraced the Cathar faith which kept the simple teachings of the early followers of Christ, and rejected the venality of the Catholic Church.
Here, as the forces of the Inquisition lay siege to their place of refuge, they must make one final choice—between life and love or death and faith!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Diane Bonavist’s fiction
has appeared in Tiferet Journal,
The Milo Review, Fable Online,
and The RavensPerch.
She is a former Editor in chief of Tiferet Journal.
Her other novels are Daughters of Nyx,
a mystery of ancient Greece and Waters and the Wild,
a multi-generational story set in the Hudson River Valley,
both to be published in 2017.
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I read Labyrinth by Kate Mosse when it was first published and a few times since – it’s a very good story set during the time of the Cathars and it is the first of a trilogy. I haven’t revisited the Cathars in quite some time – I need to redress that!
yes, Kate Mosse! I encouraged you to read the rest of the trilogy. We actually hosted her on France Book Tours for Citadel. I really enjoyed the book: https://wordsandpeace.com/2014/03/17/book-review-and-giveaway-citadel-i-love-france-87/
I’ve read them all too. I lost the hard copies I had of them in the frequent house moves I’ve done in the last 20 months 😦 but I will be replacing them in the very near future!
I’ve never heard of the the Cathars so can’t tell you the name of another novel about them. Thsi would be a great introduction!
The Cathars are a major page in religious medieval French history. One of the most famous recent novels on them is probably Labyrinth, by Kate Mosse