Book Title: Labyrinth (Languedoc #1)
Author: Kate Mosse
Publication Date: May 7 2015
Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, General Fiction (Adult)
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’.
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