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When Dr Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons during an archaeological dig in southern France, she unearths a link with a horrific and brutal past. But it's not just the sight of the shattered bones that makes her uneasy; there's an overwhelming sense of evil in the tomb that Alice finds hard to shake off, even in the bright French sunshine. Puzzled by the words carved inside the chamber, Alice has an uneasy feeling that she has disturbed something which was meant to remain hidden...Eight hundred …+ read more
When Dr Alice Tanner discovers two skeletons during an archaeological dig in southern France, she unearths a link with a horrific and brutal past. But it's not just the sight of the shattered bones that makes her uneasy; there's an overwhelming sense of evil in the tomb that Alice finds hard to shake off, even in the bright French sunshine. Puzzled by the words carved inside the chamber, Alice has an uneasy feeling that she has disturbed something which was meant to remain hidden...
Eight hundred years ago, on the night before a brutal civil war ripped apart Languedoc, a book was entrusted to Alais, a young herbalist and healer. Although she cannot understand the symbols and diagrams the book contains, Alais knows her destiny lies in protecting their secret, at all costs.
Skilfully blending the lives of two women divided by centuries but united by a common destiny, LABYRINTH is a powerful story steeped in the atmosphere and history of southern France.
Part of a Bookring...
Shipping list (Finalized):
Dreamer-kitty (CDN- Int'l)
madnad (SP - EU ship pref.)
jneni (SING - ship Int'l)
LinusandLucy49 (AUS - ship int'l)
Parisfrance312 (US - ship US)<---- book is on it's way here
Maurean (US - ship)
Please could you all do five things:
1. Make a quick journal entry when you receive the book.
2. Read and send on within 3 weeks - or make a journal entry to let us know how you're getting on if you need longer.
3. Make a journal entry when you've finished.
4. Use the cheapest method of shipping available.
5. Include a postcard with a note about your home town - true - date recieved & date shipped out. When the book gets back here, it will have all sorts of stories to tell about the places it's visited.
Released 10 yrs ago (4/17/2009 UTC) at
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Mailed to Madnad yesterday by Air Mail. Should be there within 6-10 business days.
I'll pass this on to jneni as soon as I get her address!
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Sorry I forgot to make a release note. I mailed this book to LinusandLucy49 last week. This was mailed out by surface mail as the book is too thick :) Thank you for including me! Have fun reading!
However, it's great to be involved in my first Bookring, & thanks for starting thid loop Dreamer-kitty.
I've much to do over ther next 2 weekends (off to my first visit to Singapore on the 16th), so may require an extra week to ? find the Grail at the end of (the) Labyrinth.
I struggled, but did finish this book. Mosse is a poor storyteller I think.
I found it a rather cynical attempt to (? make money) and develop a quest plot line redolent of Yes, the Da Vinci Code conspiracy, but much less suspenseful than the latter but just about as ridiculous. I also felt the author somewhat calculated in resorting to the 'labyrinthe Walk Guide'. Again this follows Dan Brown and Carlos Ruiz Zafon's ("Shadow of the Wind")lead, and again, far less engagingly than the latter.
I found the characters two dimensional, the dialogue 'clunky', and the storyline?plotline stretched my credulity even more than Dan Brown's DVC. I was expecting more detail regarding the Cathars, and more content regarding the actual interrogation dialogue and 'verbal techniques' used by the Inquisitors.
I'm sending this on tomorrow to ParisFrance.... Bon Voyage Labyrinthe, I hope you find a better welcome in your next home.
However, DreamerKitty, thanks for starting this BR, it's an ill wind that blows no good, for my up-line bookringer jneni and Yours Truly are to meet in Singapore this weekend, and will share books and break bread together. Pics to follow !
Cheers to you all and especially to ParisFrance....
Thank you for including me.
I sent this book yesterday. I hope that the next person in line enjoys it as much as I did.
Welcome to Book Crossing! If you are reading this, then you have caught one of my books. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. Please register the book and tell me what you thought about it. When you are done reading it, please release it again and we will see where it goes. If you decide to join BookCrossing, please put my name, ParisFrance312, in as your referring member.
Thanks for sharin' it, Dreamer-Kitty, and I'll journal again once I'm through.