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True Grail and the ring inscribed with a labyrinth will identify a guardian of the Grail Now as crusading armies gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne it will take a tremendous sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth sa. 35 rounding up This was not my first time reading Labyrinth I remember having read it about ten years ago but couldn t recall any specifics about the story I do recall finishing it in the middle of the night and immediately turning to google to find out about the book and its author so it clearly made uite an impression on me After sitting on my shelf for some time I decided it was time for a reread And I m happy to report that I enjoyed it just as much this time around What will happen will happen Labyrinth follows the stories of two young women in different time periods Alice in the present and Alais in the 1200s It weaves them together nicely and both timelines were intriguing I found that each time it switched from one to the other I couldn t decide which I was excited to read The two main characters have an interesting and slightly supernatural although I hesitate to call this fantasy connection that added just a bit to the intrigue of this plot driven taleMosse clearly did a significant amount of research for the historical aspects of this story To be fair I don t have much prior knowledge about the Medieval time period and couldn t personally tell the fact from fiction but I did enjoy how she brought the two together This style of storytelling and the focus on the uest for the Grail reminds me strongly of The Da Vinci Code and I m sure I m not the first to make that comparison However they go about it in different manners and with very distinct writing voices Through the shared stories of our past we do not die My biggest issue with Labyrinth was that it was a bit long for what it was and could have used some additional editing There were also a few subplots that weren t as fully wrapped up as I would have liked That being said this still kept me entertained and engaged I d recommend this for readers who like dual timeline stories that attempt to uncover some long hidden truth about historical artifacts

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July 2005 In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne Alice a volunteer at an archaeological dig stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery two crumbling skeletons strange writings on the walls and the pattern of a labyrinth. For a long time The Da Vinci Code put me right off books about the Cathars or the Holy Grail so I was hesitant to pick up Kate Mosse s book Still I gave this book a chance as I d been impressed with Kate Mosse s work as an interviewer on the BBC s Radio 4 I m glad that I read it This book focuses on the Cathars a gnostic sect centered in the Pays d Oc modern southwestern France Several legends have been told about the Cathars including that they practiced ancient mystical rituals and that they were the guardians of the Holy Grail What is known is that the Cathars rivaled the established church in parts of Western Europe In the 13th century Catholic churchmen and French nobles led an invasion of the Pays d Oc and a bloody suppression of the Cathars whom they regarded as hereticsMosse combines two stories a historical fiction set against the invasion of the Pays d Oc the other a modern thriller set in the Languedoc region of France In these parallel stories bad people with suspect motives are searching for the treasures that embody the secret wisdom of the Cathars symbolized by a labyrinth In both stories the protagonist is trying to figure out what these treasures can be along with how to stop the villians without getting killed in the process The Labyrinth dealt with many of the same themes as The Da Vinci Code but it was superior in so many ways I ll mention four 1Mosse does a good job of maintaining a sense of suspense I wasn t able to guess what was going to happen three chapters ahead I always thought the Da Vinci Code s protagonist was a bit thick 2Mosse doesn t make careless glaring factual historical errors 3I got the feeling that Mosse knew the locales in which she set her story 4She s a good writer one who doesn t rely on cliches and cheap narrative tricksAll in all a good read one that has got me digging through my old Medieval history books

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Eight hundred years earlier on the eve of a brutal crusade that will rip apart southern France a young woman named Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father The book he says contains the secret of the. Oh the inner turmoil Did I enjoy Labyrinth by Kate Mosse or not Hold on what Kate Moss the supermodel lady has written a bookNo Kate Mosse the author not THE Kate Moss come on keep up peopleMy two inner voices have clashed over this story and so I ve given this book a middling 3 out of 5 Here is what my chatty inner voices are bickering overLUMPEN ADVENTURE SEEKING BOOK LOVING WEEKEND SOFA SURFER BRAINBrilliant Archaeology ladies get into all sorts of European adventure hi jinx with a parallel time slip story line and get caught up with sinister occult goings on which ultimately wind up being tied into their own personal family history making it a sort of GRAIL LORE THIS TIME IT S PERSONAL style read More murders maniacs manoeuvring and mendacity than Murder on the Orient ExpressACTUAL ARCHAEOLOGY BRAINWhoa You let someone wander around on an excavation randomly digging holes wherever they like That is NOT how it is done Now they ve found something and are tramping into a cave and moving finds and relics around without photographing or drawing them first And they re not even an archaeologist Ok that s it my head just E X P L O D E D really it did there s brain all over the place Good job my brain exploded before the introduction of the fact that the Assistant dig director is also stealing antiuities And obviously because there is archaeology and the grail involved then they all have PhD s Let s face it after Dr Robert Langdon of DaVinci Code fame only giving these ladies a Masters degree would make you feel like they were not uite clever enough to be dealing with the subject matterI ve recently come to realise that this historical duality time slip story telling method is a lot common than I thought Ackroyd Amis Smith and Mosse all embrace and employ this techniue and if you have an author who is eual to the task of producing two well written narratives with different tones and styles then it works well Mosse achieves this and both stories are eually well written and engaging Archaeology brain overrides weekend sofa surfing brain on this review though because this book sailed a little too close to the chick lit euator for me and that is an invisible line that I sail across with great caution Wilbur Smith River God A Novel of Ancient Egypt and Agatha Christie Death on the Nile therefore remain Crown King and ueen of archaeology fiction for me and I don t think they ll be abdicating or getting deposed any time soon


10 thoughts on “Labyrinth

  1. says:

    As I was reading this I greatly disliked it at some times and was really into it at other times It was hard to get into but overall I liked it than not Mosse's writing made me cringe at times So much unnecessary description Who did her editing? They should be ashamed And the passiveness of characters telling each other the story while the reader listens in bugged me I would have preferred just to have the historical sto

  2. says:

    Book Review 35 of 5 stars to Labyrinth the first book in a three part series entitled Languedoc written in 2005 by Kate Mosse I enjoyed this book Many people felt it was a bit boring and inconsistent It was one of the earlier books

  3. says:

    For a long time The Da Vinci Code put me right off books about the Cathars or the Holy Grail so I was hesitant to pick up Kate Mosse's book Still I gave this book a chance as I'd been impressed with Kate Mosse's work as an interviewer on the BBC's Radio 4 I'm glad that I read it This book focuses on the Cathars a gnostic sect centered in the Pays d'Oc modern southwestern France Several legends have been told ab

  4. says:

    Oh the inner turmoil Did I enjoy Labyrinth by Kate Mosse or not? Hold on what Kate Moss the supermodel lady has written a book?No Kate Mosse the author not THE Kate Moss come on keep up peopleMy two inner voices have clashed over this story and so I've given this book a middling 3 out of 5 Here is what my chatty inner voices are bi

  5. says:

    I've read a lot of books on the Holy Grail in my time some may say an obsessive amount I prefer to think of myself as thorough from Le Morte

  6. says:

    This pulled at me and repulsed me simultaneously As a medievalist and amateur historian I was addicted to learning how Mosse laid out this Grail fantasy She treats the Cathar subjects well clearly having spent at l

  7. says:

    This was a bed time read; the time when I will read things I otherwise may not In this case historical fiction in the guise of yet another yawn

  8. says:

    35 rounding up This was not my first time reading Labyrinth I remember having read it about ten years ago but couldn’t recall any specifics about the story I do recall finishing it in the middle of the night and immediately turning to google

  9. says:

    I read this book some time ago and have recently been reminded of its sorry existence by the fact that a dramatisation is due to be screened in the not so distant future Personally I am proud of having made to the end where so many others fallen in the effort The writing was diabolical the plot completely over blown and all over the place a

  10. says:

    25 stars From the start I had a love hate relationship with this book One minute I was excited the next I was bored out of my mindReview athttpsedwardsghostenginewordpress