by Kate Mosse | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0752877321 Global Overview for this book
Registered by froggirlwendy of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 5/27/2006
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9 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by froggirlwendy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Saturday, May 27, 2006
To be read so staying on my TBR pile at moment.

From the back of the book
"July 1209: in Carcassone a seventeen year old girl is given a mysterious book by her father which he claimes 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."

Journal Entry 2 by froggirlwendy from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Readers so far:

amberC - NT
BeetleChickee - NSW
Jubby - NSW
binkatron16 - ACT
newk - SA - asked to be skipped
luckydipper - QLD
bookchoice - NSW <<<--- book is here

back to froggirlwendy

Journal Entry 3 by froggirlwendy at on Sunday, July 23, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (7/20/2006 UTC) at



Off to amberC to start this bookring. Enjoy :)

Journal Entry 4 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Friday, July 28, 2006
Received during the mayhem of moving. It is quite a thick book and I have limited reading time at the moment, but will try not to hold it up.

Journal Entry 5 by wingamberCwing from Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Sunday, August 20, 2006
Set in 2 time periods in France. Not speaking French at all I found it annoying when French expressions and words were used.

Another search for the Grail story. I liked the book centering around strong female characters. The ending worked well.

I don't want to say much as I am the first on the ring.

Posting to BeetleChickee this afternoon. Thanks for sharing froggirlwendy.

Journal Entry 6 by PGX-854063 on Sunday, August 27, 2006
Received today. I have a few other bookring books ahead of this one. But I will get started reading this as soon as I can. It looks very interesting.

Journal Entry 7 by PGX-854063 on Friday, September 15, 2006
Wow this book was long. I enjoyed it though. I agree with AmberC, the French expressions were annoying and hard to pronounce. I loved the female protagonists. The book is quite large but worth the read if you have the time.

Posted to Jubby on 19th September.

Journal Entry 8 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, September 25, 2006
Received in the post today, thank you.

Journal Entry 9 by jubby from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Monday, October 09, 2006
Three secrets, two women and one grail! - The caption on the front cover claims.

I joined this bookring because I mis-read the author's name. I thought it was Kate Moses, the author of 'Wintering'.

So, you can imagine my surprise when I received this in the post, and saw my mistake. Then, after recovering from that, and the size of the book (nearly 700 pages), I saw that Dan Brown and his 'Da Vinci Code' are on the suggested reading list given in the back.


But, I did read it. I am currently on holidays, and it is a perfect holiday book. Not really one to slip into your handbag (unless you are a sadist with a rather large handbag), but one to dash through a few chapters between coffees and in bed of an evening.

I found the story much more to my liking than anything of Dan Brown's, but like AmberC I did get a little annoyed with all the Frence language passages and words. I know NO FRENCH! I did consider popping out of bed and dashing down the stairs to google the meaning of a few phrases, but then the inclination past (!).

Alais and Alice are feisty ladies who do the right thing and push for the truth. Good looking chicks with hearts of gold.

But sadly, the big bad French are not going to let them be.

There were a number of bops on the head in the story, and I briefly considered shouting out to the lead characters to wear stack hats in future, but then what would be the use?

A surprisingly light and entertaining read.

Thank you for sharing this one with me. I've posted it off to Binkatron16.

Journal Entry 10 by jubby at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, October 09, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (10/9/2006 UTC) at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases



Posted off to Binkatron16.

Journal Entry 11 by Binkatron16 from Rivett, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, October 12, 2006
Received in the mail today. Thanks jubby for the bookmark

Journal Entry 12 by Binkatron16 from Rivett, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Monday, October 30, 2006
I found this to be a really enjoyable read. Even though it was a big book it was quite easy to read.

Thanks froggirlwendy for starting this bookring.

I have posted the book to luckydipper (newk asked to be skipped).

Journal Entry 13 by luckydipper from Coolangatta, Queensland Australia on Friday, November 03, 2006
Thanks Binkatron16 for sending me this book and the shopping list note pad, It will be great for shopping for wishes.

I am looking forward to reading this one, thanks froggirlwendy for starting the ring :).

Journal Entry 14 by luckydipper from Coolangatta, Queensland Australia on Monday, November 20, 2006
I thought there was a lot of unnecessary information, full of sensory help with descriptions such as sight, taste and smell, and yet the characters themselves were not described in detail enough, I lost the story while trying to jump generations and work out words I did not understand.

An ok yet frustrating read.

Journal Entry 15 by luckydipper from Coolangatta, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, November 28, 2006
As I was last on the list, I contacted both newk and bookchoice to see if they were still interested in reading, newk has declined a read but bookchoice is interested.

Posting to bookchoice tomorrow.

6/12/06 Update: Posted today!

Journal Entry 16 by bookchoice from not specified, not specified not specified on Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Received today - actually it arrived a couple of days ago but my partner forgot to tell me. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks Luckydipper.

Journal Entry 17 by lostbookisland on Wednesday, June 20, 2007
This book has washed ashore at the Lost Book Island after not being heard from for many months. This new arrival will be shown to a room and be allowed a bit of rest before being introduced to the many fun things to do here at the island.

All around there are books sipping cool drinks under shady palms while other books participate in a wide variety of beach sports. There is plenty of sand, surf and sun here for all of the lost and wayward books to enjoy.

It is hoped that very soon a new journal entry will come to rescue this book from the island and send it back out into the BookCrossing world so that it may continue on its journey. It is hoped that the new journal entry will tell all the interested parties where this book has been this long time and where it will be traveling to next.

Journal Entry 18 by kj25 at Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, February 12, 2015
I found this book in St Vincents and knowing a little bit about the labyrinth the title intrigued me. I was about to start reading it when I noticed a sticker in the front. I then googled it and it lead me to this! I realize it has not been commented on in about 8 years but I thought I would try anyway. Here goes :)

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