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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? Ho

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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 As I was reading this I greatly disliked it at some times and was r

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  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 storyline But I understand why the author needed to have the present day involved in her story as she wanted to write it I loved reading about the Cathars Any enemy of the Crusades is a friend of mine Although come to think of it there wasn't a whole lot of detailed discussion about the Cathars in Labyrinth but I have been inspired to do a little reading on my own And that's been interesting

  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 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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    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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    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 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

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    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 difference between Kate Mosse and Dan Brown is that Kate appears to have done her research Her story's relationship to legend and even actual historical events is a little less tenuous that Brown's her grasp of English is infinitely better not hard as is her grasp of basic French geography note to Dan Brown Try looking at a map of Paris at the very least before writing about the City If you turn left out of the Louvre you do not oh I digress you get the picture this is not meant to be Rachel slating Dan Brown again Like The Da Vinci Code there are times when the bad writing style that endless use of italics to denote a character is thinking what's that about? I am capable of working that out for myself is so bad you want to throw the book across the floor but sadly the plot is so gripping that you have to read it until the very endHaving said all that Labyrinth has a lot of redeeming ualities Firstly it's a time slip book half of it being set during the 13th century when the Crusaders began to turn on their own Mosse has done a lot of intricate research into this time and really conjures up the atmosphere of medieval France as well as many who have gone before her Secondly the characterisation is very strong and you actually feel for all the characters in one way or another Thirdly it's a Grail book in which women actually get heard If what I've deduced about Grail mythology is correct women did play an important role and I think this is what Dan Brown was rather clumsily trying to say with all his very badly misinformed Mary Magdalene information Mosse gets the message across a little betterIn conclusion overly long overly hyped and badly edited but conversely I did enjoy it and it's a thousand times better than anything Dan Brown could write

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    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

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    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 Cathars and France in 2005; the main protagonists being Alais in 1205 and Alice in 2005 Of course there isn't a link of any sort; familial psychic or anything The background of the 13th century is the persecution of the Cathars in Languedoc; in the 20th century it is an archealogical dig in the same area The whole grail thing is dressed up in slightly different robes; three old Egyptian books a ring with a labyrinth on it a similar bit of stone a special cave several dudes who live for centuries a small amount of blood from people of different religions liberally mix them up and chuck them around France and there you have it Add some splendid villains a few manic Catholics a la Opus Dei in Dan Brown and you have a mystery; spice with a few romances some infidelity some hopeless yearning and a spot of medieval siege warfare and serve to the readers I think any archaelogist reading this would be horrified as I'm pretty sure that digs don't function in the way this one did The historical part is full of holes the switching centuries can be irritating and the whole plot reuires a significant suspension of disbeliefHowever it is well written better than Dan Brown and reads easily It also had the merit of sending me to sleep on a number of occasions This may sound like I didn't really like it but I've read many worse books in my time anyone remember The Late Great Planet Earth; yes I really read that in my teens and it rattled along at a decent pace It didn't seem 700 pages long; assuming of course I haven't dreamt reading half of it

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    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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    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. 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

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