Labyrinth Languedoc Trilogy Book 1

July 2005. Now, as crusading armies gather outside the city walls of Carcassonne, it will take a tremendous sacrifice to keep the secret of the labyrinth safe. In the pyrenees mountains near carcassonne, strange writings on the walls, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, Alice, and the pattern of a labyrinth.

The book, he says, contains the secret of the true Grail, inscribed with a labyrinth, and the ring, will identify a guardian of the Grail. Eight hundred years earlier, on the eve of a brutal crusade that will rip apart southern France, a young woman named Alais is given a ring and a mysterious book for safekeeping by her father.


Sepulchre Languedoc Trilogy Book 2

From the new york times bestselling author of Labyrinth-"a rich brew of supernaturalism and intrigue. Kirkus reviews in 1891, young léonie vernier and her brother arrive at the home of their widowed aunt in Rennes-le-Bains, in southwest France. Their aunt is young, and beautiful, willowy, and the estate is a subject of local superstition.

But nothing is as Léonie had imagined. Haunted by a tarot reading she had in paris-and possessing the mysterious deck of cards-she checks into a grand old hotel built on the site of a famous mountain estate destroyed by fire in 1896. There, the pack of tarot cards and a piece of 19th-century music known as Sepulchre 1891 hold the key to her fate-just as they did to the fate of Léonie Vernier.

More than a century later, an american graduate student, Meredith Martin, arrives in Rennes-le- Bains while researching the life of Claude Debussy. Villagers claim that léonie's late uncle died after summoning a demon from the old Visigoth sepulchre on its grounds.

Citadel: A Novel Languedoc Trilogy Book 3

Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these members of the resistance—codenamed Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Nazis. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their German occupiers at every opportunity is only part of their mission.

Combining the rugged action of labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland.

. These women must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by their ruthless enemies, could change the course of history. A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery, heroism, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of love, faith, and danger—and a group of extraordinary women who dare the impossible to survive.

. And protect astonishing secrets buried in time. France, 1942. In carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous women are engaged in a lethal battle.

The Burning Chambers

Piet has a dangerous task of his own, and he will need Minou’s help if he is to stay alive. War sparks between the catholics and huguenots, friends, dividing neighbors, and family—meanwhile, nineteen-year-old Minou Joubert receives an anonymous letter at her father’s bookshop. A masterly tour of history.

A breathless thriller, danger, alive with treachery, atmosphere, and beauty. A. J. For fans of juicy historical fiction, this one might just develop into their next obsession. Ew. Comfrom the new york times and #1 internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth, comes the first in an epic new series. Power and prejudice: France, 1562.

Sealed with a distinctive family crest, it contains just five words: She knows that you live. Love and betrayal: before minou can decipher the mysterious message, she meets a young Huguenot convert, Piet Reydon. Soon, they find themselves on opposing sides, as forces beyond their control threaten to tear them apart.

Honor and treachery: as the religious divide deepens, Minou and Piet find themselves trapped in Toulouse, facing new dangers as tensions ignite across the city—and a feud that will burn across generations begins to blaze.

The Winter Ghosts

From the new york times bestselling author of Sepulchre and Labyrinth-a compelling story of love, ghosts and remembrance. By the time dawn breaks, freddie will have unearthed a tragic mystery that goes back through the centuries, and discovered his own role in the life of this old remote town. By turns thrilling, and haunting, poignant, this is a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage.

There he meets fabrissa, a lovely young woman also mourning a lost generation. World war i robbed england and France of an entire generation of friends, lovers and futures. During a snowstorm, his car spins off the mountain road. Freezing and dazed, he stumbles through the woods, emerging in a tiny village, where he finds an inn to wait out the blizzard.

Over the course of one night, Fabrissa and Freddie share their stories. In the winter of 1928, still seeking some kind of resolution, Freddie is travelling through the beautiful but forbidding French Pyrenees. In freddie watson's case, at times, the battlefields took his beloved brother and, his peace of mind.


The Taxidermist's Daughter: A Novel

No one speaks of why the museum was shuttered or how the Giffords fell so low. A chilling and spooky gothic historical thriller reminiscent of Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw, dripping with the dark twists and eerie surprises that are the hallmarks of Edgar Allan Poe, from the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Citadel.

In a remote village near the English coast, residents gather in a misty churchyard. Twenty-two and unmarried, she lives with her father on the fringes of town, in a decaying mansion cluttered with the remains of his once world-famous museum of taxidermy. In the coming days, snippets of long lost memories will begin to tease through Connie’s mind, offering her glimpses of her vanished years.

Mark’s eve, the night when the shimmering ghosts of those fated to die in the coming year are said to materialize and amble through the church doors. Alone in the crowd is Constantia Gifford, the taxidermist’s daughter. Closer to the startling truth. The locals shun blackthorn House, and the strange spinster who practices her father’s macabre art.

As the last peal of the midnight bell fades to silence, a woman is found dead—a stranger Connie noticed near the church. More than a decade into the twentieth century, superstition still holds sway: It is St.

The Treasure of Montsegur: A Novel of the Cathars

One woman's unforgettable quest for freedom, love, and god.

The Fire and the Light: A Novel of the Cathars

Foreword book-of-the-year finalist/honorable mention historical fictionniea award for Best New FictionNautilus Silver AwardIPPY Silver AwardEric Hoffer Award Finalist/Honorable MentionDa Vinci Eye Award Finalist What Readers Are Saying:"I loved this book! Mr. D. Craney has woven a wonderful story around the little known facts and the many myths that surround St.

She will defy the most powerful pope in history. Clearly well-researched, but more importantly for a novel, it tells a thoroughly engrossing story. Historical novel societyas the 13th century dawns across Occitania, a brash viscountess named Esclarmonde de Foix champions her persecuted faith and shocks the Church by debating its greatest monastic minds.

Centuries later, she is still revered as the Cathar Joan of Arc. Spiritual upheaval shakes Latin Christendom. Esclarmonde"this book is clearly well-researched, but more importantly for a novel, it tells a thoroughly engrossing story. Ann k. Their heroic resistance against the papal and French armies evokes the legendary defiance of the Jewish rebels against the Roman legions at Masada.

Myth and history collide in this sweeping saga of crusading fanaticism, courtly romance, knightly valor, and monastic conspiracy set during the infamous Albigensian Crusade. Start reading the fire and the light today.

The Book of Love: A Novel Magdalene Line Trilogy 2

Weaving together matilda's little-known true story and Maureen's thrilling search, The Book of Love follows two amazing heroines as their stories intertwine through time. Then maureen receives a strange package containing what looks like an ancient letter written in Latin and signed with a symbol. The truth of their story rocked the world and made Maureen a target of those who did not like her discovery and a heroine to those who did.

Maureen is immersed in the mysteries of the labyrinth, the beautiful poetry of the Song of Songs, the world's greatest art and architecture, and Matilda's amazing legacy. Until a potentially fatal encounter reveals the Book of Love to Maureen -- and to the reader. As maureen learns more about matilda, she begins to see the eerie connections between herself and Matilda, an eleventhcentury warrior countess who was secretly married to a pope, connections she must trace to their source if she is to stop the wrong people from finding the Book of Love and hiding it forever.

Maureen paschal thought she might rest and work on her book after discovering the gospel written by Mary Magdalene that revealed Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. She discovers that its author is an extraordinary woman whom history has overlooked -- or covered up -- Countess Matilda of Tuscany, and in the letter Matilda demands the return of her "most precious books and documents.

Maureen soon finds herself in a race across italy and france, Bérenger, as they begin to realize that they are on the trail of another explosive discovery: the Book of Love, where hidden dangers await her and her lover, the Gospel written in Jesus' own hand.

The Lost Teachings of the Cathars: Their Beliefs and Practices

Yet few people know anything of the beliefs of the Cathars beyond vague notions that they believed in reincarnation, were vegetarians, were somehow Gnostic, and had some relation to Mary Magdalene. But what did the Cathars really believe and practice?  . Bestsellers such as Kate Mosse's timeslip novel Labyrinth continue to fascinate readers.

Eccentric esotericists initiated a neo-Cathar revival in the Languedoc which inspired the philosopher Simone Weil. Tourists flock to the Languedoc to visit Cathar country. Centuries after the brutal slaughter of the Cathars by papally endorsed Northern French forces, and their suppression by the Inquisiton the medieval Cathars continue to exert a powerful influence on both popular culture and spiritual seekers.

As well as investigating the origin of the cathars, their relationship to the ancient Gnostics of the early centuries AD and the possibility that they survived the Inquisition in some way, the author also addresses recent renewed interest in Catharism. Arthur guirdham, a psychiatrist from the West of England, became convinced that he and a circle of patients had all been Cathars in previous lives.

The german otto rahn, who has been called the real-life Indiana Jones, believed that the Cathars were protectors of the Holy Grail and received support from Heinrich Himmler. The lost teachings of the cathars explores the history of this Christian dualist movement between the 12th and 14th centuries, offering a sympathetic yet critical examination of its beliefs and practices.


The Expected One: A Novel Magdalene Line Trilogy Book 1

She must unravel clues that link history's great artistic masters, including Sandro Botticelli, Bourbon, Nicolas Poussin, and Jean Cocteau; the Medici, and Borgia dynasties; and great scientific minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton. The greatest story never told! a political rivalry that ended in two executions an intricate love triangle that altered the course of history a religious revolution that changed the world two thousand years ago, mary magdalene hid a set of scrolls in the rocky foothills of the French Pyrenees, a gospel that contained her own version of the events and characters of the New Testament.

She becomes deeply immersed in the mystical cultures of southwest France as the eerie prophecy of The Expected One casts a shadow over her life and work and a long-buried family secret comes to light. Ultimately, come face-to-face with jesus christ, and salome in the pages of a deeply moving and powerful new gospel, Mary Magdalene, and the reader, John the Baptist, Judas, she, the life of Jesus as told by Mary Magdalene.

And ultimately to search for the scrolls themselves. When journalist maureen pascal begins the research for a new book, she has no idea that she is stepping into an ancient mystery so secret, so revolutionary, that thousands of people have killed and died for it. Maureen's extraordinary journey takes her from the dusty streets of Jerusalem to the cathedrals of Paris.