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. Mosse’s page-turner takes readers on another quest for the Holy Grail, this time with two closely linked female protagonists born years.

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Look Inside Reading Guide. Nov 22, Labryinth rated it did not like it Shelves: What really marks Labyrinth out is the fact that all the main roles – goodies modse well as baddies, historical and contemporary – go to women. Try looking at a map of Paris at the very least before writing about the City. Please try again later. Elegantly written…An action-packed adventure of modern conspiracy and medieval passion. What is known is that the Cathars rivaled the established church in parts of Western Europe.

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Fiction Kate Mosse katw. Firstly it’s a time-slip book – half of it being set during the 13th century when the Crusaders began to turn on their own.

Apologies Kate x 2.

Labyrinth Reader’s Guide

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages. Some gems that I saved: Jan 04, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: This article about a historical novel of the s is a stub.

Oh the inner turmoil. I was intrigued by the idea of an historical fiction book geared towards adults.

Apart from the book being mind-numbingly labyrinh, clumsily written, inconsistent, and in serious need of editing, what irritates me the most that it is pretentious. Some of the material about the Grail was a bit complicated, I thought, and unnecessarily so. Feb 06, Pages.


God awful: ‘Labyrinth’ by Kate Mosse

As I read Labyrinth, I kept stopping and looking labyrintn reviews, and feeling like an outcast because so many reviewers found it wonderful and I just felt lost most of the time. And a malignant Buddha?

Rather than a traditional action hero, I wanted the women to get to do the swashbuckling for once. I also thought that if such a thing as a Grail— grail —did exist then it would be as much of a curse as a blessing and there would be a serious purpose to it, a reason why one person was chosen and another not. Sure, happens all the time. 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.

The french everywhere was a bit jarring. Kate has published two non-fiction books: Why do you think this historical episode is so little known today? The Grail part wasn’t even interesting- Mosse kept writing about the Truth- what Truth? An author can say more about a character with a few well chosen words than he can in a page of adjectives. I’d like to own this.

Labyrinth (Languedoc, #1) by Kate Mosse

Stay labrinth Touch Sign up. Obviously, the true test of any Grail-themed work is how well it stands up to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade — and even correcting for the cinematic awesomeness of immortality-hunting Nazis and the kooky knight intoning “You have chosen Being new to this line of story I was engrossed. Several legends have been told about the Cathars, including that they practiced ancient mystical rituals and that they were the guardians of the Holy Grail. As Mosse reaches a climax, she relies on her modern protagonist and characters to tell about the climax’s thirteenth century events instead of allowing the reader to be present and to witness them ourselves.


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Many of us are labbyrinth fascinated by the way that history becomes myth, myth becomes legend. But, it just felt like there was an entire section of the book that Mosse wrote but then chose not to include. July 20, at 8: Oct 24, Rachel Burton rated it it was ok Shelves: What I hope is that someone visiting Carcassonne, for example, or any of the key towns mentioned in the novel will be able mosee use Labyrinth as a guide book!

Also, where is that author, because she needs a good shaking. I’m glad that I read it.

Yes, she co-founded it with her husband apparently. The text itself features many Occitan and French quotes.

And ya know what? And last but not least is the ending. Full agreement with the point that characters are vague and anachronisms are actually annoying but there have been times where I pause and re-read some lines.

Retrieved from ” https: Labyrinth is, in some ways, my love msse to Carcassonne—even though it took me some to realise what I wanted to write—and the mountains, hills, rocks, woods are as much characters in the story as the people, real and imagined. Didn’t Oh this book.