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July 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 Eig. 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 I read in the adventure genre around the time I got hooked on the Da Vinci code book and series Ultimately I love this genre when you go back and forth in time periods cover adventures try to connect ancient peoples to someone current find devastating secrets a little bit of romance all works for me What appealed here was the French backdrop and the labyrinth puzzles I uickly moved on to book two and recently learned of the third book which I purchased and plan to read in June I liked the main character though she was a little distant at times Enjoyed the descriptions and scenery It had a bit of a fantasy ghost appeal to it too Felt like it had a bit of everything for me Not top notch in the genre but still strong to me About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by Note All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them Many thanks to their original creators

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Labyrinth

Ht 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 tr. 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 least a few hours on Wikipedia researching the matter My repulsion was however centered on the regrettably mediocre writing Mosse relies on heavy exposition and tosses adjectives and adverbs in like my grandmother does salt Her characters are poorly developed largely one dimensional folk and her story suffers from a densely packed exposition As Mosse reaches a climax she relies on her modern protagonist and characters to tell about the climax s thirteenth century events instead of allowing the reader to be present and to witness them ourselves The additional lack of explanation about why certain items ie the Labyrinth the cave the ring the grail etc were important or how they had come to be were entirely ignoredBah humbug

Kate Mosse ✓ 2 Free read

Ue 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 safe. 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 and the characters were pitifully one dimensional Although I do think it takes a special kind of genius to come up with something this bad I really do Personal er highlights for me included the main character Alice wandering around some village in the middle of nowhere only to bump into a bloke she once met yunks ago in another country They knew each other straight away Sure happens all the time Well it has been some time since I invested badly two weeks of my life to reading this ten times too long novel But I had to leave this review simply because others may be misled by the upcoming dramatisation If you see it and are tempted to buy the book save yourselves while you still can Others have been less fortunate One final point please remember the innocent trees that died so this book could be printed


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 I read in the adventure genre around the time I got hooked on the Da Vinci code book and series Ultimately I love this genre when you go back and forth in time periods cover adven

  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 center

  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 bickering o

  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 D'Arthur to The Da Vinci Code and sadly this falls into the latter category The main differen

  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 least a few hours on Wikipedia researching the matter My repulsion was however centered on the regrettably medi

  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 grail uest All these medieval storytellers Chretien de Troyes; yes I do mean you have a lot to answer for This is split between early 13th century France at the time of the Cath

  8. says:

    35 rounding up This was not my first time reading Labyrinth I remember having read it about ten years ago but coul

  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 and the characters were pitifully one dimensional Although I do think it takes a special kin

  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