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  • Location: New York

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

Why a Booktrail?

2022:  The discovery of a mysterious deck of tarot cards lays bare shocking secrets within a close-knit circle of researchers at New York’s famed Met Cloisters museum.

  • Genre: Ghost/supernatural, Gothic, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

Ann Stilwell arrives in New York City, hoping to spend her summer working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Instead, she is assigned to The Cloisters, a gothic museum and garden renowned for its collection of medieval and Renaissance art.

There she is drawn into a small circle of charismatic but enigmatic researchers, each with their own secrets and desires, including the museum’s curator, Patrick Roland, who is convinced that the history of Tarot holds the key to unlocking contemporary fortune telling.

Relieved to have left her troubled past behind and eager for the approval of her new colleagues, Ann is only too happy to indulge some of Patrick’s more outlandish theories. But when Ann discovers a mysterious, once-thought lost deck of 15th-century Italian tarot cards she suddenly finds herself at the centre of a dangerous game of power, toxic friendship and ambition.

And as the game being played within the Cloisters spirals out of control, Ann must decide whether she is truly able to defy the cards and shape her own future . . .

Travel Guide

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

If you ever get the chance to go to New York and see the Met in all its glory – do it. It;s a stunning and powerful place. Very impressive and gothic. Wonderful to lose yourself in. Majestic and artistic.

Now imagine you find yourself in this mysterious world of The Cloisters. This is a gothic museum and garden full of medieval art.Researchers there are interested in some very peculiar things. They are very interested in the art of fortune telling and when they uncover a mysterious deck of cards becomes an obession very quickly. An obsession that can turn dark.

Dark Academia – a museum at night. Secret studies within. Secrets in the walls.

Streetview Maps

A) The Met Museum, New York
A) Inside the Met Museum, New York

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Cloisters

Destination: New York  Author/guide: Katy Hays   Departure Time: 2022

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