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Labyrinth (2005)

by Kate Mosse

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Series: Languedoc Trilogy (1)

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I was a bit disappointed in Labyrinth. Which surprises me because I can usually devour historical fiction with transporting delight. Mosse certainly presented an interesting plot and she followed through with mostly accurate (to my limited knowledge) medieval details concerning siege warfare, religious upheaval, etc. I just couldn't grab onto her characters or the situations they found themselves in.

I'd compare most crucial developments in the novel to the beading of raindrops on a windshield. They have an effect but they don't penetrate. Instead they just skitter and slide all over the place until they peter out.

In the end I'd say it was a book on the verge of interesting but lacking the vividness that would have kicked it over the hump and breathed some life and spark into its characters. ( )
  lamotamant | Sep 22, 2016 |
"Labyrinth" was a fast-paced engrossing read. I loved the parallel narratives of medieval Alais and modern day Alice, although I did find Alaïs' story the more interesting of the two. It was obvious that the author had done her research as she managed to bring life in the 1200s to life and combined it with adventure and the Holy Grail legend. A wonderful read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jul 4, 2016 |
"In this extraordinary thriller, rich in the atmosphere of medieval and contemporary France, the lives of two women born centuries apart are linked by a common destiny."
  MerrittGibsonLibrary | Jun 24, 2016 |
Wow. ( )
  BuffyBarber | Jun 5, 2016 |
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(.. .) Kate Mosse réussit son coup. A défaut de faire date - elle n'est quand même pas la première à mettre en scène des femmes ! -, son talent de conteuse fait mouche. Et peut séduire cet été.
added by Ariane65 | editLe Point, Marie-Françoise Leclère (Jul 10, 2006)
 
Le roman 'Labyrinthe' contient tous les ingrédients d'un best-seller estival.

added by Ariane65 | editDaily Mail, 2005-
 

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Kate Mosseprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kaila, KatariinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peters, DonadaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Epigraph
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Gospel according to St. John, 8:32
L'histoire est un roman qui a été, le roman est une histoire qui aurait pu être. History is a novel that has been lived, a novel is history that could have been. E & J de Goncourt
Tên përdu, jhamâi së rëcôbro. Time lost can never be regained. Medieval Occitan proverb.
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To my father, Richard Mosse, a man of integrity -
a modern-day chevalier
To Greg, as always, for all things -
past, present and yet to come
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A single line of blood trickles down the pale underside of her arm, a red seam on a white sleeve.
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En gij zult de waarheid verstaan, en de waarheid zal u vrij maken.

- Evangelie van Johannes, 8:32
L'histoire est un roman qui a été, le roman est une histoire qui aurait pu être.
De geschiedenis is een roman die is gebeurd, een roman is een geschiedenis die zo had kunnen gebeuren.

- E. & J. de Goncourt
Tên përdu, jhamâi së rëcôbro.
Verloren tijd kan nooit meer worden ingehaald.

- Middeleeuws Occitaans gezegde
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Grail? Secrets? Cathars?
Intrigue? Labyrinthine plot,
an escapist read.
(ed.pendragon)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0425213978, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:08 -0400)

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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. 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.… (more)

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