Title: Company of Liars
Abstract: Company of Liars is a historical novel by Karen Maitland, set in the fourteenth century. The setting is a Britain which is being decimated by a pandemic known as the Plague.
This novel reached a large number[weasel words] of people in Britain due to the first few chapters being given away with The Daily Telegraph as a mini-paperback, in 2008.
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 story-teller... from the strange, silent child called Narigorm to a painter and his pregnant wife, each has a secret.
None are what they seem. And one among them conceals the darkest secret of all- Propelling these liars to a destiny they never saw coming... (Wikipedia, 2012).