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Labyrinth (Languedoc Trilogy, #1) Most of the other reviewers have compared Kate Mosse s Labyrinth favorably to The Da Vinci Code I didn t read The Da Vinci Code, but given that it was impossible to avoid or ignore, I understand both books tackle some similar themes The strongest aspect of Labyrinth is that the plot is well paced and engrossing The back and forth between the medieval era and the present day generally works nicely, and the transitions are smooth, or make sense in their placement and timing Most of the cha Most of the other reviewers have compared Kate Mosse s Labyrinth favorably to The Da Vinci Code I didn t read The Da Vinci Code, but given that it was impossible to avoid or ignore, I understand both books tackle some similar themes The strongest aspect of Labyrinth is that the plot is well paced and engrossing The back and forth between the medieval era and the present day generally works nicely, and the transitions are smooth, or make sense in their placement and timing Most of t 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 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 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. 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 people.My 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 over LUMPEN ADVENTURE SEEKING BOOK LOVING WEEKEND SOFA SURFER BRAINBrilliant Archaeology ladies get into all sorts of European adventure hi jinx 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 com 2.5 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 mind.Review athttps edwardsghostengine.wordpress. 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 dimen 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 Wikiped 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 I read this book some time ago, and have recently 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 quest 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 ba 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 quest 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 cour Book Review3.5 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 devastatBook Review3.5 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 quickly 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 f 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 an 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

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