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Subject: Labyrinth - Historical Fiction
Date Posted: 3/22/2009 11:31 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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I thought this was a great read! Very well done historical fiction text.

Labyrinth
Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Rating: 100

ISBN-13: 9780425213971 - ISBN-10: 0425213978
Publication Date: 2/6/2007
Pages: 528

Book Description:
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.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 6/12/2007
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Glad to hear it's really good.  I just recently bought it, so it's in my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 6:24 PM ET
Member Since: 10/6/2005
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I really enjoyed Labyrinth too. My copy is a signed first edition, so it's on my keeper shelf.

I have her new book, Sepulchre, as well, on my TBR pile, I have The Cave on the way in a wish list swap, and I have Eskimo Kissing on my wish list. I did NOT like her first book, Crucifix Lane - I thought it was very poorly written. But that's not that surprising for a first novel.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 8:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2007
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I liked this one too!