Monday, March 06, 2006

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse

Author: Kate Mosse.
ISBN: 0-7528-7732-1
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Orion Books
Paged: 702

July 1209: in Carcassonne a young girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in protecting it. It will take great sacrifice and faith to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe - a secret that stretches back thousands of years to the deserts of Ancient Egypt ...July 2005: Alice Tanner stumbles upon two skeletons during an archaeological dig in the mountains outside Carcassonne. Inside the hidden tomb where the bones lie crumbling, she experiences an overwhelming sense of malevolence, as well as a creeping understanding that, however impossible it seems, she can somehow understand the mysterious ancient words carved into the rock. Too late, Alice realises she's set in motion a terrifying sequence of events that she cannot control and that her destiny is inextricably tied up with the fate of the Cathars 800 years before."

I heard about this one on Richard & Judy's book club and decided I should get it. So I did and what a great read!

If you're thinking; oh not another Grail story, don't fret because this one is with a difference. I much preferred this one to Dan Browns DaVinci Code.

I really felt the characters emotions in the book and felt I was there. It's a book packed with action, thriller and suspense and also love.



The Book Fiend said...

I agre - I thought this one was WAY better than the Dan Brown books. Gorgeously written with warm characters, sumptuous settings, meticulous historical research & excitement scattered throughout. Top notch read & highly recommended, especially to those who would usually avoud a book recommended by good old Richard & Judy!

Clare said...

OOh I've been looking at this book and couldn't decide, so thanks for the heads up I'll have to get it now

Kailana said...

You are the first blogger I have found who read this book. I am reading it right now, and I am enjoying it so far.