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The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
  

The Rose Labyrinth

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November 2008 Book of the Month.

Usually known for her books of spells and potions as a white witch, Titania Hardie has written a charming novel. A dual-time tale of a secret world of Shakespearean legacy and dangerous revelations. The book comes packed with clues and puzzles separate from the narrative to thoroughly involve the reader in the plot. Comparisons may be made to The Da Vinci Code but it really is quite different.

If you like Titania Hardie you might also like to read books by Scott Mariani, J L Carrell and Katherine Neville.

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The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie

An enthralling novel of mystery and adventure 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.

Reviews

'Packed with well-researched references, this literary labyrinth never fails to surprise and entertain as the reader and characters embark on a thrilling adventure... A fascinating debut' * Eastern Daily Press * 'Sydney's Titania Hardie is a student of esoteria and her studies into Renaissance and Elizabethan magi such as Giardano Bruno and John Dee provide a solid and compelling framework for this novel' * Herald Sun, Melbourne * 'Part thriller, part historical novel and part treasure hunt, this is a compelling page-turner' * Glasgow Evening Times * 'A compelling page-turner' * Bolton Evening News * 'A fascinating fictional debut' * Irish Examiner * 'Packed with well-researched references this literary labyrinth never fails to surprise and entertain...a fascinating debut' * North West Evening Mail * 'Pacy action...a real page-turner' * Bath Chronicle * 'Hardie's details are well researched and encyclopedic and her puzzles, number gimmicks, and conjectures about Europe's cathedrals and labyrinths entrancing' * Library Journal * 'Hardie's debut is richly woven, drawing on sources ranging from Elizabethan mysticism to computer games' * Publishers Weekly * 'A gripping and adventurous tale...bewitching' * Woman *'


About the Author

Born and educated in Sydney, Australia, Titania Hardie is the highly successful author of distinctive non-fiction books and the children's series, The Frangipani Fairies. Best known for her television appearances on This Morning with Richard & Judy and The Paul O'Grady Show, Titania is a serious student of esoterica. She has first-class honours degrees in psychology and English, and was awarded the Chatterton bursary for post-graduate study at Bristol University, where she is currently completing her MA on the Romantic Poets. The Rose Labyrinth is her first novel. Titania lives in Somerset with her husband and daughters.

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Publication date

13th November 2008

Author

Titania Hardie

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Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
592 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755344574

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