The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie

About the book

Before his death in 1609, the brilliant Elizabethan spy and astrologer John Dee hid his most astonishing secrets, trusting his descendants would one day bring them to light. That time has come. In 2003, Will Stafford inherits a strange legacy from his mother: a key and an ancient script with an enigmatic note. Intrigued, he travels Europe seeking answers to Dee’s riddles, unaware that someone is following every move. Back in London, Lucy King becomes entangled in Will’s cryptic labyrinth. As its mysterious twists take her from France to New York, and from literature to myth, in search of its hidden treasure, she has never been closer to the truth, nor in graver danger.

Reviewed by White Lion Group Reading Group:

Most of us enjoyed this as a light read; some found references obscure. It lost steam at the half-way point. Many parallels with Da Vinci Code.

Star rating: **

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2 thoughts on “The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie”

  1. Review by October Books Reading Group:
    There was the basis of a good story here, but readers found that the thriller element was not thrilling enough, and the ‘romance’ element was too Mills and Boon. Very disappointing.
    Star rating: *

  2. Review by anon Reading Group:
    Intelligent read and a complex plot (shades of Da Vinci Code). All the clues leading to ‘the discovery’ were hard to solve but it was a readable book.
    Star rating: **

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