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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Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these women—code-named Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Germans. I found Lucie’s way of talking very irritating. I just feel this book wanted to be all things to all people.

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

Now I need to track down copies of her other novels. I could find nothing to justify the manner in which the two fell in love. I thin I enjoyed this, but nowhere near as much as her other books. The finale lacked the power that the events described deserved. Published October 25th first published November 8th Feb 21, Gail rated it really liked it Shelves: After reading this novel, which I ended up enjoying at the very end, I do not think I will citasel to read her novels.

Kate Mosse Discusses Citadel

Audric is an old man by now, but still strong and smart and working with the Resistance to save France. Moreover, I have no intention to attempt another Mosse novel again – my Year 11 narrative writings were more interesting and original! Thanks to France Book Tours for having me on the Citadel tour. Citadel is pages!


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Email required Address never made public. Packed with some terrifyingly realistic action scenes, portraying the horrors of war and the citade, that men can do to each other, it is also at times, gentle and down-to-earth – portraying the small French town and it’s folk with incredible realism.

Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Despite some poetic license being taken throughout the novel, Mosse does stay true to the key facts of the French Resistance and the courage it took to sustain such a movement. This relates to the heroine’s sister really and was entirely unnecessary.

First I should state that this is a mammoth of a book: Views Read Edit View history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It seems too many authors are offered the citaxel of future publication based on the success of one mate.

Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these women — codenamed Citadel — fight to liberate their home from the Germans.

I had not read any other of Kate Mosse’s work prior to reading Citadel so I was unsure of what I was getting into. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

In fact the ending overall was a bit of a let down given the lengthy build up. I’ve had this sitting on my library wishlist for ages, not knowing if I should re-read it, as I didn’t want to spoil my happy memories of having devoured it the first time round.


Meanwhile, the Resistance knows where the real Codex lies, but are too busy with pamphleteering to go and get it despite its potential to save their country.

Equally unconvincing was Authie’s motivation for obtaining the Codex and I got completely confused about Laval’s role in it all. I made myself finish it as a matter of principle, but really gained absolutely nothing from it except a slow sense of crippling ennui and a desire to stick pins in my own eyes on a regular basis which I couldn’t help but repeatedly roll after each ridiculous cliche that I read.

I found the supernatural element distracting and felt it undermined the careful planning and research that went in to telling the Resistance story. Archived from the original on 7 June May 15, Donna Fore rated it it was ok.

Sandrine, Raoul, Baillard and many others. Citadel touched on a few of these problems. A tale of love, of history, and of good prevailing in the end, this novel will grip you to the end. The story Citadel uses the element of mysticism in a Gnostic codex. A superb 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.

I had a really hard time putting this one down and I blame Mosse for nosse me up past my bedtime several times in one week.