Author: Karen Maitland
In this extraordinary novel, Karen Maitland delivers a dazzling reinterpretation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales—an ingenious alchemy of 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. Each 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.
Company of Liars was an interesting book. I read it because the sequel, i believe, looked really good and I am anal about reading books in order. This was an OK read, I remember liking it enough, but the ending was one of those that just kind of fades out... It was like the author ran out of steam on it. It was a good book, though, just a little blah at the end.