Cathars. I know very little about the Cathars, so when I picked up Steve Berry’s novella titled, The Lake of Learning, I knew he’d teach me something, especially by his inclusion of author’s notes separating fact from fiction. Recurring protagonist Cassiopeia Vitt is back, and while Cotton Malone makes just a brief cameo, fans of the series can see Vitt at her best as she finds herself in possession of a valuable key to a Cathar treasure. Readers who like action novels and are open to learning a thing or two about events in 13th century France are those most likely to enjoy this novella.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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