Labyrinth

Labyrinth

eBook - 2006
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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.

Baker & Taylor
Discovering a pair of crumbling skeletons in the Pyrenees mountains during an archaeological dig, volunteer Alice finds herself targeted by a ruthlessly ambitious woman and a dangerously powerful man, while eight hundred years in the past, Alais, the daughter of a crusader, is charged with safeguarding the location of the Holy Grail. Reprint. 500,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, 2006
ISBN: 9781101205716
9781429503068
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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jazpur
Mar 21, 2018

I really enjoyed this book having always found the medieval/crusades/Holy Grail stories fascinating.The modern quest for explanations and the links to the past are very well done. Diana Gabaldon, Mary Stewart and Bernard Cornwell all in one. I shall be looking for more of Kate Mosse.

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ruthfowler514
Jul 06, 2016

This book has an interesting premise and a different take on the whole grail story. However, it is a real slog. Several times I considered abandoning it, but I did get through it. I appreciate the jumping back and forth in time motif, but the addition of a very convoluted story line kept me confused. The periodic use of untranslated French was also an issue. There was some attempt to give a rough translation, but it could have been handled better. I am not very familiar with the history of that time and place, and I suppose I learned something, but having to constantly process the new information and keep track of the confusing plot elements made for a slow read.

saffy Aug 15, 2015

i read this book in 4 days. i just could not put it down. i will buy this book.

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santiano9
Sep 03, 2014

An excellent old-fashioned well-written story. Perfect balance between past and present, great pace, well drawn characters.. A great read.

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ABenoit
Jul 14, 2014

I liked it

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Memawrayne
Jun 25, 2014

Of course, the book is better than the movie. I read this book several years ago and the decided to watch the TV movie. The only similarity was the title and a few names. I had to reread the book to remind myself of the good story. The author;s other books are also very enjoyable. She is good at employing suspense and mystery.

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Ellisimo921
Jun 13, 2014

AN EXCEPTIONAL READ. MUCH, MUCH BETTER THAN THE TV MINISERIES. DEFINITELY WORTH HANGING IN THERE AND FINISHING THE 500+ PAGES.

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AChamp
Jul 29, 2013

I just could not get into this book. I gave up after a few chapters. After reading some of the other comments though, I may give it another chance.

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StarGladiator
Jan 19, 2013

A good read, although I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as her "Sepulchre" -- seems to lose the thread of the story several times throughout, but still deserving of being read.

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shellynaj
Sep 09, 2012

Very intense; it makes you keep reading until the end. It was interesting how everything ended up, but I won't share that (no spoilers here!)

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shellynaj
Sep 09, 2012

Sexual Content: sexual content

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shellynaj
Sep 09, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: intense book, kind of a historic thriller

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shellynaj
Sep 09, 2012

Violence: flashbacks have very intense descriptions of historic war violence

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