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Reviews from Sarah Johnson, Julianne Douglas, Irenikon, Christine, Things She Read, Elizabeth Kathryn Gerold-Miller, Virginie Barbeau, Heidi Hess Saxton, Lucy B. and Stephanie Mann. Here is an interview by author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle: Donna-Marie: Elena, thank you for taking the time out to do this interview with me. Your book looks great! I can’t wait […]

Mayapple Books Releases The Night’s Dark Shade


Mayapple Books announces the release of Elena Maria Vidal’s newest historical novel: THE NIGHT’S DARK SHADE: A NOVEL OF THE CATHARS.

Publisher: Mayapple Books
Publication Date: November 13, 2009
Copyright Year: © 2009
Language: English
Country: United States
ISBN: 978-0-557-15924-6
Price $22.50, 226 pages


Set amid the turmoil of the Albigensian Crusade in thirteenth century France, THE NIGHT’S DARK SHADE is a spellbinding tale of heresy in conflict with orthodoxy, and of forbidden love versus fidelity. Heiress of her father’s estates in Auvergne, the orphaned Lady Raphaëlle leaves her home to marry a nobleman in a remote castle in the Pyrenees. There she encounters the mysterious Cathar sect who challenge all of her most deeply held beliefs. As she seeks the path of her true calling, she discovers hatred and betrayal, as well as unexpected love and abiding friendship.

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