In this extraordinary thriller, rich in the atmospheres of medieval and contemporary France, the lives of two women born centuries apart are linked by a common destiny. July 1209: in Carcassonne a seventeen-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the... show more
In this extraordinary thriller, rich in the atmospheres of medieval and contemporary France, the lives of two women born centuries apart are linked by a common destiny.
July 1209: in Carcassonne a seventeen-year-old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claims contains the secret of the true Grail. Although Alais cannot understand the strange words and symbols hidden within, she knows that her destiny lies in keeping the secret of the labyrinth safe...
July 2005: Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons in a forgotten cave in the Frecnh Pyrenees. Puzzled by the labyrinth symbol carved into the rock, she realises she's disturbed something that was meant to remain hidden. Somehow, a link to a horrific past - her past - has been revealed.
Publish date: 2008-08-03
Pages no: 702
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
Series: Languedoc (#1)
I have long been fascinated with the history of medieval France, bloody though it was. This book, the first in a trilogy, in particular, as it deals with the legendary holy grail and of the mystery surrounding it. The storyline interweaves a modern-day archaeological dig with flashbacks to the 13th ...
This is a story set partly in medieval, partly in modern times, with two irrepressible heroines, modern educated English Alice and aristocratic medieval Cathar Alaïs (both quite incapable of following rules or doing what they are told), not to mention the sexy Cruella-figure Marie-Cécile de l'Orador...
9/2 - I enjoyed this book, as I knew I would after reading the blurb. The plot immediately jumped out at me from the airport bookstore (called Coles, in Calgary) shelf. Ancient mysteries somehow connect across 800 years, to people living in current times. This idea really excited me and so I boug...
This reads far too much like a The Da Vinci Code wannabe, dealing with a Grail Quest set in France and involving a Secret Society and a gal threatened by a thuggish cult. This gets one star more than Dan Brown's book because it's better written and more historically accurate--or given I'm no expert,...
I have so much to say about this book, and yet no patience to say it all.(warning: there's going to be a lot of cussing in this. yeah i know i always have a lot of cussing but there's probably gonna be more than usual in here.)(i also apologise for any incoherency i am cold as shit right now and my ...
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