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2.08 out of 52.08 out of 52.08 out of 52.08 out of 52.08 out of 5 2.08 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Titania Hardie Narrator: Carolyn Seymour Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464151
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A single sheet of parchment and a silver key. A secret passed down through generations. A mystery waiting to be unlocked.

Lucy King, a young documentary-film producer, races through London, France, and New York to decipher the clues that will eventually lead her to the hidden truth at the heart of the rose labyrinth.

Will travels to Europe to unravel his mother’s legacy, a search that will leave him and Lucy inextricably linked. But can it bring together the answers he seeks?

Taking listeners on a romantic journey from Elizabethan England to modern-day London, this mystical novel with a historical twist tells us that the world we think we know is not all that it appears to be.

Comes with bonus CD with 36 cards on it which can also be downloaded here.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A gripping and adventurous tale…an interactive and bewitching read!”

    Woman Magazine (UK)

  • “Hardie's debut is richly woven, drawing on sources ranging from Elizabethan mysticism to computer games; the intricacy of the quest will pull readers in."

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Narrator Carolyn Seymour is a perfect choice to narrate this fancifully eccentric story because she does British accents perfectly and she’s also mastered the nuances of regional American speech patterns. The first half of the story is well paced and suspenseful, and Seymour’s beautifully modulated voice makes listening a pleasure. If Dan Brown’s books weren’t mystical enough for you, try this offering by Titania Hardie.”   

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  • “Hardie's details are well researched and encyclopedic and her puzzles, number gimmicks, and conjectures about Europe's cathedrals and labyrinths entrancing…Recommended for most popular fiction collections.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena | 2/20/2014

    " I thought this book was very Da Vinci Code-esque but with a little more emphasis on family and women. Very well written and interesting to unfold the plot via puzzles. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brooke Shawver-Levin | 2/11/2014

    " It was a good book....but felt a little disjointed at the end.....rather abrupt ending...but a good read.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 2/9/2014

    " As many others have said, it was very Dan Brown-esque. I appreciated the feminist twist Hardie took with it, but this book was not exactly a joy to read. The writing was vague, the characters never quite real enough, the entire book like walking through a half-constructed dream. We joined in media res, but a poorly handled media res. It meant I spent the first five or six chapters wondering why I was bothering and where things were going. If I were the sort of person who ever gave up on a book, this might have been one of them. However, that being said, I really enjoyed the kind of hands-on approach, since my copy came with the parchment sheets they talk about in the book all the time. If only the characters had more realistic conversation, and not high academic talk and near-psychic connectivity that they did not share with the reader. I really wanted to like this book, but the book made it very difficult to do that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andrew | 2/2/2014

    " Any book that comes with a companion book that looks like tarot cards should be considered questionable, its like that cd you get that cost 100 dollars because the jacket has a built in flatscreen TV that plays the hit video when you open it. Books are about words on a page that you read, and illustrations are just fine, they belong in the book, not in the box like a crackerjack prize. I hardly believe I read this whole book, I feel duped. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 1/19/2014

    " I didn't like this book, a combination of Davinci code and a ghost story, it just didn't work for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Starzzle68 | 1/19/2014

    " I couldn't get past pg.5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamela | 1/15/2014

    " Interesting plot on the same lines as Dan Brown novels. I didn't always follow all the clues because they were way above my knowledge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Lindley | 12/29/2013

    " When I first started this book I wasn't really convinced I was going to enjoy it; I am glad I stuck with it however. It turned out to be quite entertaining; it reminded me of the "Da Vinci Code" lots of religious history, mystery and a love story as well. I would say give it a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Alley | 8/18/2013

    " It was interesting...I think she knows a lot about the history of metaphysics and is a good, but not great, writer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicole | 10/22/2012

    " Not a terrible book, but I could not finish it right now. There were other books I'd rather be reading over break. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 8/1/2012

    " It was quite confusing at first because it bounced around to give some background. It was very Davinci Code but with a lot more character study. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Becca | 5/23/2012

    " egh. i did not get very far. it was just not interesting enough. now I love me some conspiracy, holy blood, jesus had children grail quest books. really I do. But I just could not do this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 5/14/2012

    " Story line kept me reading this historical thriller- but there were so many riddles, puzzles and Shakespearian references I knew that I'd never figure anything out. Good thing the main characters were brilliant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fiona Shivers | 3/18/2012

    " Really promising start but dropped off the boil halfway through. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Hellsbells138hotmail.com | 3/6/2012

    " 1/4 of way through and it was going nowhere, so did not finish the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Micky Sahi | 2/20/2012

    " And yet again i have misjudged a book by its cover!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/21/2011

    " Started out loving this book-- it seemed like a treasure hunt along the lines of Sweet Danger or The Eight... and then it got weird. A bit too Masonic/Rosicrucian/whacko for a while, but the "twist" of the epilogue was kind of cool. But it was definitely worth the $1 bargain-bin price. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth | 2/24/2011

    " I didn't like this book, a combination of Davinci code and a ghost story, it just didn't work for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Claire | 2/12/2011

    " I'd rather stick hot coals in my eyes! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 1/4/2011

    " The writing in this book made me cringe. It could have been good, it was just way too overdone and unbelievable. It's like Dan Brown for wispy romance readers/overly intellectual philosophers. with painfully bad writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemarie | 12/30/2010

    " I enjoyed this book. I did not think I would at first. Well written and enlightening, dealing with subject matter I did not know much about. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Peter | 12/16/2010

    " One of the worst books I've read. Not interesting at all. I couldn't even get through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kmcclanathan | 10/28/2010

    " A seriously strange book to read. Came with a puzzle to solve if one so chose to do that. I did not, but a great. Extremely cerebral, which I am usually all about but sometimes it got quite tedious. But a good story over all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 9/5/2010

    " Ok - Caitlin recommended but not the best... "

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About the Author

Titania Hardie is the bestselling author of a range of distinctive books on folklore and magic. She lives in Somerset with her husband and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Carolyn Seymour was born in England and grew up on a farm on the Isle of Wight. Her rather eccentric Russian Irish parents instilled in her a love of reading and a passion for the countryside. She has lived in Los Angeles for the last thirty years, where she putters about in her garden, grows vegetables, entertains her children and friends, and hikes with her three glorious but ancient dogs.