The Plague Tales (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the The Plague Tales series.

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“Part historical novel, part futuristic adventure . . . chock full of curious lore and considerable suspense.”—Entertainment Weekly

It is history's most feared disease. It turned neighbor against neighbor, the civilized into the savage, and the living into the dead. Now, in a spellbinding novel of adventure and science, romance and terror, two eras are joined by a single trace of microscopic bacterium—the invisible seeds of a new bubonic plague.

In the year 1348, a disgraced Spanish physician crosses a landscape of horrors to Avignon, France. There, he will be sent on an impossible mission to England, to save the royal family from the Black Death. . . .

Nearly seven hundred years later, a woman scientist digs up a clod of earth in London. In a world where medicine is tightly controlled, she will unearth a terror lying dormant for centuries.

From the primitive cures of the Middle Ages to the biological police state of our near future, The Plague Tales is a thrilling race against time and mass destruction. For in 2005, humankind's last hope for survival can come only from one place: out of a dark and tortured past.

Praise for The Plague Tales

“Benson reveals a formidable talent as she blends historical fiction with a near-future bio-thriller.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Harrowing . . . Will give readers both nightmares and thrills . . . A carefully woven page-turner from which . . . Robin Cook and Michael Crichton could learn.”Library Journal

“A hard-to-put-down thriller steeped in historical fiction and bio-tech sci-fi.”Middlesex News (Mass.)

About the Author


Ann Benson lives in Connecticut with her husband and is the mother of two grown daughters. She is also the author of the acclaimed novels The Plague Tales, The Burning Road, and Thief of Souls.

Praise For…


“Part historical novel, part futuristic adventure . . . chock full of curious lore and considerable suspense.”Entertainment Weekly

“Benson reveals a formidable talent as she blends historical fiction with a near-future bio-thriller.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Harrowing . . . Will give readers both nightmares and thrills . . . A carefully woven page-turner from which . . . Robin Cook and Michael Crichton could learn.”Library Journal

“A hard-to-put-down thriller steeped in historical fiction and bio-tech sci-fi.”Middlesex News (Mass.)


Product Details
ISBN: 9780440225102
ISBN-10: 0440225108
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: May 11th, 1998
Pages: 688
Language: English
Series: The Plague Tales