Author(s): Greg Mosse
Imagine a land that has seen empires rise and fall. A place where people have killed for power and for religion, and a place where people have died to keep those secrets and beliefs. This is the Languedoc, and this is the book that will share the secrets of this incredible land with you.
Labyrinth told the story of Carcassonne and the search, across centuries, for the grail that people have long rumoured was taken to this place by the Templars fleeing the holy land. Building on Kate Mosse's meticulous research for her bestselling novel, Greg Mosse now shows how the region was home to the Cathars, who clung to this dramatic mountain landscape in stone fortresses and battled against siege, inquisition and massacre to keep their faith, and keep some much older secrets. An astonishing journey through history and across continents, Secrets of the Labyrinth will take you from the mountains of the Pyrenees, behind the fortified walls of Carcassonne and Montsegur, into the sacred cathedrals of Chartres and St Nazaire, and further out into the Holy Land and the ancient civilisations of Egypt.
LABYRINTH is a publishing phenomenon - #1 in hardback and paperback, winner of Richard and Judy's Good Read award and over a million copies in mass-market sales This is the book to reveal the amazing historical events and explore the centuries-old mysteries and conspiracies that inspired the novel Covering history, travel, myth, heresy and battle, it's a gripping story in itself Thanks to Dan Brown, Raymond Khoury and Kate Mosse, there's a terrific appetite for this kind of guide, for readers who want to separate myth from history, and travel to the incredible places they're reading about Will contain brand new photographs in colour plate sections along with B&W illustrations throughout
Confirmed reviews include: www.famemagazine.co.uk GOOD BOOK GUIDE FRANCE magazine (August issue) DESTINATION FRANCE (Sept issue) Diary story in the OBSERVER (3.6.07)
Greg Mosse is a writer, translator and creative writing teacher. With his wife, Kate Mosse, he is also co-director of the Chichester writing festival.