I bought this book in an airport when it first came out because of the subject matter.
Can I recommend it?
Urm. Eeerrr. Oooh.
Well. On the positive side, Ms Mosse has a second home in the Languedoc so she describes the sights, sounds, smells etc very well. Other than that……!?
The book was over-hyped. Over-promoted. Over all the media. Over the top in every way as it rode the Dan Brown wave.
I’m not saying – “Don’t read it.” I’m saying – “To this day, I ever never been able to bring myself to finish the darn thing.” :o(
July 1209: in Carcassonne a 17-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 French 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.