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on 4 January 2011
This book is an impressively presented volumne, stylish binding and glossy pages; it would be alleviated by more more illustrations (apart from that too-oft repeated labyrinth dotted around the place).

There is quite a lot of detail, sometimes repeated from page to page, as if the reader were a bit simple-minded. These details aren't closely referenced and sometimes there are errors (for example, Richard 1st was not the half-brother of Philip 2nd of France).

My main disappointment was in the writing style, I had expected better. The book is very far from gripping, and although it has to include quite a lot of detail, I had expected it to be an "easier" read, and more involving.

Nonetheless, for those interested in these sagas, it is a worthwile book. For those who are not already interested, I doubt it will stir them.
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on 22 October 2012
I must admit to being slightly disappointed with this book. I agree with the previous reviewer that it was rather a repetitive read at times as though the reader cannot remember facts from one chapter to the next. There was some useful historical content which shed light on the Templars and Cathars, but in view of the title I had expected to read more about the significance of the labyrinth, Chartres Cathedral and the Cathars and Carcassonne. I ended the book feeling that although I had some historical gaps filled in, the book was cashing in on the success of Labyrinth and Sepulchre.
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on 4 September 2015
bit boring. I loved the labyrinth books and was hoping for more information but this was presented in a dull way and not written in an engaging fashion. would not recommend
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on 30 October 2014
A very detailed history of this area of France and the persecution of the Cathars. It makes grim reading at times with so many senseless burnings of devout followers of the Cathar religion.
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on 13 August 2013
makes me want to revisit Carcassonne. i'd look at the city with a new eye. photographs and guides are excellent.
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on 9 July 2015
An interesting book, well researched and materials appropriately used.
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on 23 July 2014
Was also very pleased with this purchase too! and on time delivery .
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on 9 January 2015
A bit hard going but very interesting
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on 20 November 2011
This book is a must for all who love Languedoc, and who are interested in its history - Mr Mosse has researched and dug deep,and the result is a fascinating and enlightening book,which I found impossible to put down.Wonderful read!
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on 31 July 2015
Excellent
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