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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Sandrine is a worthy heroine but I loved the hero, Raoul. Even though I originally read this book some years ago I still remember thoroughly enjoying this final book in the Labyrinth trilogy. Cittadel Be the Devil by Ian Rankin. As I say, I loved the second half of the book and couldn’t put my Kindle down and was utterly heartbroken at the conclusion; tears of joy and sadness.

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I do wish I’d known that Kate Mosse weaves the supernatural in to all mlsse books before I started reading this. Twisted facts entirely for her own purposes and played God with history to such an extent that nothing can be said to be even vaguely based on what was really occurring during this epoch.

Labyrinth was followed by Sepulchre inand again, I loved it and have anticipated the release of Citadel for such a long kaye. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

They are true stories to get lost in. That said, the climax, which required a supernatural occurrence, was very disappointing and rather anticlimactic. At last, I got my mitts on a copy of the final part of Kate Mosse’s Languedoc trilogy.

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Jan 14, Kate Forsyth rated it really liked it Shelves: I am glad t Finally finished. I borrowed Labyrinth from our book club kafe and still have not gotten around to reading it. It is one trite cliche after another. This relates to the heroine’s sister really and was entirely ciadel. Audric is an old man by now, but still strong and smart and working with the Resistance to save France.


But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their Nazi occupiers is only part of their mission.

While Mosse was researching the third and final novel in the trilogy, she released her novel The Winter Ghosts inbased on a novella she previously contributed to the Quick Reads Initiative. Arininus is desperately trying to find a hiding place for the forbidden ‘Codex’, which is said to have the power citadeo raise a ‘sleeping army of ghosts’.

Aug 07, Kyrie rated it really liked it Shelves: The Codex plot was completely unnecessary, the Codex chapters a drag. I question whether their presence actually adds anything to the overall narrative. Retrieved 30 January Nov 25, Kassi rated it liked it.

Keep me logged in on this computer. Mosse brings to life the women and men who refused to stand still when France fell to the Nazis, and she does this in the context of a coming-of-age story, as readers watch Sandrine fall in love and transform from a somewhat sheltered girl into a take-charge woman. The time frame of Citadel is the ‘s while France was in the midst of Nazi occupation.

While I am not typically a fantasy reader, the “ghost army” felt like more of a list of names and not a forceful presence to be reckoned with. Film rights have been sold to Ruby Films. Show 25 25 50 All. The depth of Mosse’s descriptions of the plight of the French during the German occupation evoked sympathy and a level of outrage.

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

Sandrine is a fantastically drawn beacon of strength in a time that was quite horrific for many people. She even has the decency to meet her future husband organically, and not in that Destiny Love at First Sight or is it First Unconscious Kiss? To follow the tour, click the banner below. Found the previous two books real page turners; this one was a slightly more laborious read and I’m not sure why.


I don’t think the book should have been as long as it was. I’ve really enjoyed all Kate Mosse’s books. Citadelthe third novel in the trilogy, came out in and was also an international bestseller. The day to day struggles of ordinary people during the Occupation, the blossoming romances, the fear, the hardships and sometimes the joys are all captured beautifully here. So much to understand about this period in history.

The team included the novelists Rachel Johnson and Patrick Gale. When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

I think this would make a good holiday read – well apart from when the Gestapo are involved – it is pacy and made me question again what I would do if my country was invaded as France was, and how I would respond to torture, but in my opinion it isn’t quite as good as her other work, perhaps because instead of telling a more straightforward tale of the resistance, Mosse attempted to press the story into the same shape as the first two Languedoc novels.

Retrieved 24 August So as ‘Citad Congratulations! I imagine this is what it’s like for people watching From Dusk Til Dawn who haven’t realised there were two directors which is why the film goes oddly vampiric halfway through.