Citadel, the concluding volume of Mosse’s French Trilogy, is. Da Vinci Code, Kate Mosse’s blockbuster Labyrinth arrived as a welcome. Katharine Louise Mosse OBE (born 20 October ), or Kate Mosse, is an English novelist, Citadel, the third novel in the trilogy, came out in and was also an international bestseller. Inspired by the real history of the resistance in. France, While war blazes at the front lines of Europe, in the walled southern city of Carcassonne, nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous.

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Labyrinth was followed by Sepulchre inand again, I loved it and have anticipated the release of Citadel for such a long time.

The storyline at least presents its share of obstacles for its characters. It mentions characters from the others, which is interesting and fun when they pop up, and one old character is part of the others, so this wraps up his journey that began in Labyrinth.

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Kate Mosse

Citadelthe third novel in the trilogy, came out in and was also an international bestseller. Mosse was born in Chichesterand raised in Fishbourne, West Sussex, the eldest of three sisters born to a solicitor.

I read the first two books of the trilogy and really wasn’t sure where she’d go next. Twisted facts entirely for her own purposes and played God with history to such an extent that nothing can be said to be even kwte based on what was really occurring during this epoch. Mosse has also contributed a number of essays and stories to anthologies and collections, citdael Modern Delight a book inspired by J. In the fourth akte a monk, Arinius, has been taxed with saving a document that the Christian leaders have decided is heretical.

However, in her afterword, what Mosse actually reveals is that she has made everything up. This could have been a fascinating story. Citadel is too long. I have heard that filming has started of Labyrinth akte I hope the film does the book justice.

Overall, I did get enjoyment out of the novel and the character development was done very well. She has a particular knack for creating vivid action scenes — the blood, debris and panic of a bomb attack, or a mossw — but she describes with equal precision the small, daily hardships of life under occupation: Review copy from William Morrow Rating: That started to change around chapter 37, when the major love story started to develop and Sandrine begins to grow up and understand the harsher truths about the war.


Citadel Languedoc 3 by Kate Mosse. The story itself has potential as it charts the development of a group of women who come to run a Resistance movement named Citadel in Southern France during the Nazi occupation. A triumphant end to what has been a fabulous series.

Feb 18, Jan Hawke rated it it was ok. A ccitadel blend of rugged action and haunting mystery based on real-life figures, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of a group of heroic women who dared the odds to survive [provided by the publisher] My Thoughts: At times, the language iate imagery was quite beautiful. I gave the book 4 stars instead of 3 because of the fact that for the vast majority of the story, I had a hard time putting it down.

Wow, Im an emotional wreck after that!! Order by newest oldest recommendations. Apr 14, Amanda Patterson rated it did not like it.

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Moreover, there was no sense of the era or location in the way in which they spoke, which was entirely misplaced.

What she suffered through and how she supported others was a tribute to the many women who led the pack moss protect their families, friends, and even strangers in their towns during the Nazi invasion of France in ,ate s and s. In Nazi occupied France the Citadel are a group of all-women freedom fighters – part of the Resistance, and determined to outwit both the Germans and the evil French collaborators.

I was hesitant to even enter this giveaway because of one of the end lines of the cover blurb in the listing, something about the resistance being only part of the Citadel group’s mission blah blah ancient powers dark forces. This secondary plot should have been left out of the book.

That said, the climax, which required a supernatural occurrence, was very disappointing and rather anticlimactic. However, there is one character that makes an appearance in all three novels, and the supernatural aspect of the story might best be understood by reading them in order.

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Yet despite this, Mosse still sees fit to skip forward some 2 or 3 years in the middle of the novel and ask us to believe that very little of significance occurred in this time, despite the plethora of events that occurred in the times before and after.


Kate Mosse is the multimillion selling author of four works of nonfiction, three plays, one volume of short stories and six novels, including the New York Times bestselling Labyrinth and Sepulchre.

I’ve loved the other books I’ve read by her and once again this one takes place in southern France.

Contentious material about kage persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially cltadel potentially libelous or harmful. I found it to be quite slow-moving and I moase no connection with the characters.

Like a few others, he disagrees and has accepted the task of taking the Codex to another land and hiding it safely away for a better time.

Published October 25th first published November 8th It starts off very slowl I enjoyed Labyrinth and Sepulchre enormously and was overjoyed when I heard Kate had written the final book in the Languedoc trilogy after mosde disappointment of the dreadful Winter Ghosts and was expecting this to be more on the lines of the previous two books, namely the supernatural elements, but this is nothing like the other two at all.

Feb 21, Gail rated it really liked it Shelves: Who do the characters in the Resistance believe these spirits to be, if of God, then why are they not a believer in His army? Becoming A Mother in its seventh edition was published by Virago infollowed in by The Moxse In conclusion, the work of the resistance fighters during World War II, does not need additional hoopla, on its own the stories of bravery and disregard for their own welfare, outshines any mystic fiction.

Inspired by the real history of the resistance in Carcassonne during World War IIit tells the story of an imagined all-female resistance unit.

Labyrinth / Sepulchre / Citadel (Languedoc Trilogy) by Kate Mosse

Jul 11, Sue rated it it was amazing. Citadel was published by Orion in October, it’s kosse a long 5 year wait for this one. There were so many points in this book where I found glimmers of another book I was interested in reading lurking inside this sprawling narrative.