Labyrinth (The Languedoc Trilogy) (Paperback)
As I was beginning to read Kate Mosse’s newest, ‘The Taxidermist’s Daughter’, I suddenly decided to veer back in time to her 1st book in the Labyrinth series.
Situated in the Pyrenees Mountains in France, this story is an epic Grail-quest tale, actually Kate’s view of what a woman’s role in this medieval quest could have been.
You will go back and forth in time from present day to the 1200’s, and learn much about the Crusades and the Cather legacy. Enjoy Alais’ story and make sure to read the rest of the trilogy.
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.
About the Author
Kate Mosse is the author of the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth and Sepulchre and the Co-founder and Honorary Director of the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in England and France.
Elegantly written...An action-packed adventure of modern conspiracy and medieval passion. (The Independent [UK])