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on 8 September 2014
if you are reading this book looking for an ending or conclusion to the saga then you will be disappointed but it is a novel take on the Grail quest / Cathars story-lines that have been around in recent years and it gives a real feel for a pointless little war. It well written and focuses mainly on Ocryhoe the street urchin from Rome in book three and develops her in to a great character.

Actually this is probably the best book in the saga.
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on 19 October 2014
This has mostly been an enjoyable sequence of books, but with this title it is showing signs of running out of steam. The focus is narrower in terms of place and character and the change from authors plural to author singular has reduced the complexity of the storytelling, which for me was one of the things which was interesting about this sequence in the first place. The end is all rather anti-climatic, given that it has taken 4 books to get there, and seems to pull away from a more overt element of the fantastic which it had been building towards.
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on 22 June 2015
Not much to say. An OK book if read as a standalone. A very disappointing read as the end of a series. So many loose ends. The ending seemed to be rushed. Was there a looming deadline? I felt a little disappointed as characters introduced previously had nowhere to go and very little to say. So what was the point? Side quests maybe? Well, I won't be rushing out to buy any more after this. Great shame.
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on 8 February 2015
I enjoy the book. It takes in some of the informations of the siege of Monsegur and explains how it was broken. The other side of the story with the cup I think is a little weak. A good read for a holiday.
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on 27 October 2014
reading the complete Mongoliad series is a thing you must do.
Several stories all interlinked but not one for those who like "happy" endings, the twists kinks and happenings keep you riveted.
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on 9 April 2014
Best book of a consistently good series of novels,the one author managing a thrilling page turner that I read in four hours. Haven't noticed this author before in the list of credits, but she writes well,plots clearly and has developed the characters brilliantly.
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on 2 April 2014
Forces of light and darkness converge in Cathar country in search of the Grail. Our usual heroes - Raphael, Percival and Occyhroe almost come a cropper when the pope, Sinibaldo Fieschi himself, descends on Montsegur
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on 25 March 2016
This is a disappointment, as the main characters all seem to have had a personality change, and it's written with modern terms and attitudes - just doesnt follow on from the previous books in style, language and historical feel….
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on 2 March 2014
It just felt like a diluted addition and finale to the main series of what had otherwise been an enjoyable read. Couldnt waiit to finish it for all the wrong the reasons. Very disappointed.
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VINE VOICEon 15 March 2015
Following on from the Battle of the Neva River the story moves to southern France. Picking up the story of Ferenc and Ocyrhoe from the murder of Fr Rodrigo we move onto the Cathars. Bringing together the surviving knights to again face the Livonian order and a murderous pope. While the other books are sweeping in their vistas this altogether more claustrophobic and focused. Neatly tying together the mystical objects central to both threads of the previous books. In the end a satisfactory ending.
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