9 journalers for this copy...
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."
Released 13 yrs ago (7/20/2006 UTC) at
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Off to amberC to start this bookring. Enjoy :)
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.
Posted to Jubby on 19th September.
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.
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Posted off to Binkatron16.
Thanks froggirlwendy for starting this bookring.
I have posted the book to luckydipper (newk asked to be skipped).
I am looking forward to reading this one, thanks froggirlwendy for starting the ring :).
An ok yet frustrating read.
Posting to bookchoice tomorrow.
6/12/06 Update: Posted today!
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.