Labyrinth (Languedoc #1)

Book Title: Labyrinth (Languedoc #1)

Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Orion

Publication Date: May 7 2015

Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, General Fiction (Adult)

Pages: 752

Format Received: Paperback

Goodreads: 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.

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 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 safe.

My Review: ‘Three secrets. Two women. One Grail.’

I don’t think I’m back on planet Earth yet – I’m still living inside the book!!!! This was an amazing story. The time differences were intriguing and had me completely absorbed. Although very similar to reading a Dan Brown book, this only occurred a few times at certain points in the book.

Now that I’ve finished in a bit sad. I didn’t want the story to end. However, it did end and it ended well. This is just the first in the series. I cannot wait for Sepulche.

I highly recommend this book to not just anyone, but to ‘everyone’.

About the Author: Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), and Citadel (2012), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013). Kate’s new novel, The Taxidermist’s Daughter is out now.
Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives in Sussex.
For more information about Kate Mosse, visit her website.


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