Kate Mosse’s first venture into commercial fiction, Labyrinth, is set to be this summer’s doorstep beach-read, says Geraldine Bedell. Kate Mosse is an author and broadcaster. She is the presenter of BBC4’s Readers and Writers Roadshowand guest presents Saturday Review for Radio 4. July In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two.

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Mar 31, Sheila Thoburn rated it did not like it.

Her story’s relationship to legend and even actual historical events is a little less tenuous that Brown’s, her grasp moss English is infinitely better not hardas is her grasp I’ve lbayrinth 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.

Read it Forward Read it first. She also finds a unique ring bearing an unusual symbol: Now they’ve found something and are tramping into a cave and moving finds and relics around without photographing or drawing them first? Book Description from Amazon.

They should be ashamed. Certainly, the apology isn’t necessary here, because Mosse’s novel is always intelligently written. Is this a time-slip with A Wheel of Stars?

Labyrinth by Kate Mosse – Reading Guide – : Books

If not, they would be reincarnated on earth. If you’re like me and stubborn, you’ll no doubt go along before that point hoping that you’ll understand what it all means by context alone. 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, seversl dudes who live for centuries, a small amount of blood from people of different religions: 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.


And that’s the crux of this review, really. I know Parfait as a food. 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.

Labyrinth Reader’s Guide

I read somewhere that Kate Mosse wrote the book and created the heroines as antidotes to chicklit characters. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts laybrinth email.

This seems to be the best of a thoroughly bad lot. Enjoyed the descriptions and scenery. Mosse’s writing made me cringe at times.

Yes, she co-founded it with her husband apparently. A well written and interesting book, worth of a chance. Return to Book Page. Then in the future, I suppose when all was forgiven, why did Mosse not include the story line of Alais’ rescue and the time they had a child together and then jump 30 years later to an older Alais?

The villains, in both eras, are also women. There is a kind of reincarnation that takes place between these two timelines, with visible modern counterparts of the medieval characters dominating kste contemporary side of the novel. The premise has been over used lately. The story is okay, but you have to fight through moments of nausea, sadness and fury to reach the final pages where it almost becomes interesting but then becomes embarrassing again.

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 Labyrint Code and sadly this falls into the latter category. But yet, I fell in love straight away.

Jul 22, Renee P rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 quite clever enough to be dealing with the subject matter.


Vote in the poll and ratings. Trivia About Labyrinth Langue The Cathars were Christian Dualists who believed in a universe of equal and opposing forces, permanently and finely balanced: About Me For those new to me or my reviews Becoming a Mothera companion to pregnancy and childbirth now in its fourth editionand The House: There are grammatical errors and anachronisms that I found really irritating for example, references in to ‘Saint Francis’ when he was in fact not sainted until and some incredibly clunky prose.

Meanwhile, in contemporary southern France Alice has been volunteering on an archeological dig and has uncovered a cave which has remained hidden for eight centuries. Puzzled by the words carved inside the chamber and the representation of a labyrinth, she found an exact representation of it on the underside of the ring she found in the cave.

So WHY can I not put the book down? Mosse achieves this and both stories are equally well written and engaging. I always thought the Da Vinci Code’s protagonist was a bit thick.

That is NOT how it is done. All in all, a good read, one that has got me digging through my old Medieval history books. Alais couldn’t think for herself. The presumption, on the other hand, is probably fair enough. The title, the cover, the blurb, the size, even the genre historical fiction did not excite me so I delayed, procastinated, snuck other books in ahead of it.