A Gathering of Ghosts

A Gathering of Ghosts Review

Pagans tackle the Knights of St John with terrible consequences in the new medieval thriller by Queen of the Dark Ages, Karen Maitland. Set on the wilds of Dartmoor, this is a ghostly tale for fans of The Essex Serpent or C. J. Sansom's Shardlake series.

'A dark read... fear and hysteria are portrayed with claustrophobic skill' The Times on THE PLAGUE CHARMER

The year is 1316 and high on the wilds of Dartmoor, hidden by the mist, stands the isolated Priory of St Mary, owned by the Sisters of the Knights of St John. People travel from far and wide in search of healing at the ancient holy well that lies beneath the chapel.

But the locals believe the well was theirs long before Christianity arrived and there are those who would do anything to reclaim their sacred spring... As plagues of frogs cascade from the well and the water turns to blood, is there witchcraft afoot? Or is the Old World fighting back at last?

Title:A Gathering of Ghosts
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Paromjit

    Karen Maitland has carried out meticulous and indepth research for this piece of medieval historical fiction set in 1316 in Dertemora, or Dartmoor. The dark, visceral and claustrophobic action takes p...

  • Beata

    When I started reading the latest novel by Karen Maitland, I knew I wouldn't be disappointed. Now, I can honestly admit that A Gathering of Ghosts is a terrific read, which deserves all praise it has ...

  • Peter

    RetributionEvery time I read a new Karen Maitland book I have this fear that the spell is going to be broken – well not this time. For me, Karen is the master of the medieval thriller with a twist o...

  • Susan

    I have been a fan of Karen Maitland since her first novel and enjoyed this, her latest, very much indeed. It is 1316 and the Hospitaller’s Priory of St Mary, sits, isolated on Dartmoor. Prioress Joh...

  • Stephen Robert Collins

    Set in 1316 this set around tin miners in Dartmoor with greed & slave labour, witchcraft, the Knights Templar 's shadow & religion.Egurdouce a sauce never to forget deep fried lard for all meats then ...

  • Emma

    A Gathering of Ghosts is set against the backdrop of a terrible famine which caused widespread poverty, desperation and displacement of thousands of ordinary people as they were forced to travel acros...

  • Cathy

    I read my first Karen Maitland book – The Vanishing Witch – in 2016 and immediately upon finishing it added all her other medieval thrillers to my wishlist on Goodreads. I actually have a copy of ...

  • Cphe

    Unable to rate this as highly as other reviewers. When I initially read the synopsis it ticked so many of my reading "likes" that I'm left feeling a tad deflated. I did enjoy the bleak and claustropho...

  • Lavender

    Karen Maitland proved again that she can create wonderful creepy historic fiction. I like her dark and atmospheric stories. “The Gathering of Ghosts” is about a clash of the old pagan and the Chri...

  • Angela Smith

    I have read a few Karen Maitland novels and I am always interested in books set in the Medieval times are hers are. This for me is one of her most enjoyable books since I read Company of Liars. The st...