10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Confused and Average,
This review is from: Labyrinth (Paperback)
It might be a sensation today, but this is a book that will quickly fade into obscurity. Its sales boosted by the good reviews of critics, who just happen to be in the author's circle of friends, it is quickly being realised amongst the wider book-reading community as awful. Just check out the reviews on Amazon and other customer review websites.
Its biggest problem is its attempt to cross genres, by appealing to historical thriller readers and female fiction at the same time. This ends up with bizarre scenes where the Grail is about to be discovered, but the narrative spends a paragraph explaining how the sweat runs down the hero's rippling muscles.
The main characters are two-dimensional cliches, following tired plot devices that have already being covered so many times, and in so much better quality.
What makes the book worse is its lenght - at 700 pages, this is not a quick read, and having finished it, you feel like you had read something else.