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Subject: Good site for info on Cathars and the Languedoc
Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:21 PM ET
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As long as I had this site up for somewhere else I thought I'd share it. Time suck warning though.

 

http://www.cathar.info/ 

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:23 PM ET
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It looks like a great site. Time to read about the Cathars again...

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:30 AM ET
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Thanks, Cathy.  This looks really fascinating.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:51 AM ET
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Thanks, Cathy.  This looks really fascinating.

Ditto.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 10:24 AM ET
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Yep, I agree. And, I actually have 3 of the books on the recommended reading list. Should pull them out!

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 10:35 AM ET
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Really interesting, thanks Cathy.  I have a book about the Cathars on my TBR list.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 4:46 PM ET
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What is the oftmentioned HF about the Cathars? Would someone remind me so I can refresh my memory put it on my WL.

Thanks! 

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 5:07 PM ET
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There's EC's Daughters of the Grail. There's also an obscure trilogy that I have at home. Read the first one and thought it rather dry, I'll have to dig them up and let you know. Zoe Oldenbourg also wrote a NF on the Albegensian (sp?) crusade.

ETA: is it the Kate Mosse one? Labyrinthe?



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Date Posted: 2/3/2011 6:41 PM ET
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Mimi:  Were you thinking of Destiny of Fire by Zoe Oldenbourg?  Heartbreakingly good and hard to get out of your system once I finished it.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:01 PM ET
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There is also The Secret Supper by Javier Sierra.  Although most reviews here are a bit dismal.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 7:42 PM ET
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There's EC's Daughters of the Grail.

I read and enjoyed this.

I also have, but haven't read, The Fire and the Light by Glen Craney.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 8:52 PM ET
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Found it. The Tarn Trilogy by Hannah Closs. I think Genie may have these as well.

http://www.goodreads.com/series/56358-the-tarn-trilogy 

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 10:11 PM ET
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Oooh, look at the number of books to put on my WL! Thank you.

I think I was either thinking of the EC or the Zoe Oldenbourg one.

Date Posted: 2/3/2011 10:43 PM ET
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Mimi, we live to corrupt devil

I adored Daughters of the Grail, have read it at least twice now if now three times. You even get a taste of Simon de Montfort the Elder (the bad 'un) and the younger of Falls the Shadow. Fictional situations though.

Interesting about De Montfort (the younger) is that EC has mentioned that later research indicates he was most likely as bigoted and nasty as his father surprise

 

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 7:49 AM ET
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The Tarn Trilogy by Hannah Closs. I think Genie may have these as well.

Nah, I got rid of it after I read your review. LOL!

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 9:09 AM ET
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I took mine off the TBR pile and moved them into deep freeze storage but I still own them. Why, I don't know...

Date Posted: 2/4/2011 11:59 AM ET
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Oh, I hate to hear that the Tarn trilogy isn't any good; I have the whole set!

Another Cathar H/F -

The Last Troubadour by Derek Armstrong. Haven't read it though.