KATE Moss, the model? No Kate Mosse, the writer and publisher, who has crafted a complex tale in the fi rst novel in her Languedoc Trilogy.
Despite the unfair comparisons to The Da Vinci Code, this is a great historical novel. It starts so slowly that most people give up, but bear with it because you’ll fi nd it worthwhile by the end.
Did I say it was complex? Yes, and if like me, you have no knowledge of French or Spanish some parts may be a little frustrating, but again stick with it.
It’s a tale told in two different time periods which eventually meet up. There are elements of fate and destiny, but also adventure, history, action and mystery.
Labyrinth centres around religious persecution in Southern France 800 years ago. The story of Alais twists and turns as it melds into that of her descendant Dr Alice Tanner in current times.
It’s all centred on the discovery of an ancient cave and a few mysterious artefacts that, without explanation, everyone wants to get their hands on.
The story will eventually get a hold of you and you’ll simply have to fi nd out what happens next, but it’s not a light read. With two more to follow, Mosse delivers a great series to sink your teeth into.
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