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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Mosse was born in Chichesterand raised in Fishbourne, Citadl Sussex, the eldest of three sisters born ditadel a solicitor. I’ve not list Even though I originally read this book some years ago I still remember thoroughly enjoying this final book in the Labyrinth trilogy.

Sandrine certainly grows and changes as she matures from an unsure, impulsive girl into a clever and courageous woman. Heck, even resident airhead Lucie is better at getting through a checkpoint than she is after two years. Overall, I did get enjoyment out of the novel and the character development was done very well.

I felt that the one redeeming feature was that much of the novel was drawn from historical detail. Having read and enjoyed Mosse’s Labyrinth, I was interested in taking on the third of the novels that make-up her Citade trilogy I have yet to read the second in the series, Sepulchre.

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The novel takes place largely between andbetween the occupation and liberation of southern France. After the protagonist is tortured, there is repeated reference to how she’ll never have children as a result. As per my review policy updated Dec.

Mosse is more than capable of creating interesting and strong female characters. Citadelthe third novel in the trilogy, came out in and was also an international bestseller. I think the book is admirably researched with some wonderfully detailed imagery and descriptions. We walk blind through time. Mar 20, T. 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.


After slightly more than pages, I emerge wondering what I have to show for my time and effort. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. It is one trite cliche after another.

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

Every time I put it down, I did citxdel want to pick it back up. I will still be posting my thoughts on what I read and will hopefully, eventually make my way through my review backlog. You are commenting using your WordPress. Inshe published an anniversary book to celebrate 50 years of the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Who do the characters in the Resistance believe these spirits to be, mose of God, then why are they not a believer in His army?

He too however, seemed to have a one dimensional life. The Resistance fighters in France were sometimes a mangle of espionage and counter espionage. Want to Read saving…. A number one bestseller internationally, it has sold millions of copies and was the bestselling title in the UK for However, Mosse managed to convey that those who were involved in the resistance movement were as prone to human flaws, and errors of judgement, as the rest of us.

This secondary thread is only a minor part of the book, which concentrates on the primary story of the struggles of a group of women Resistance fighters trying to help people escape Nazi-occupied France. Set during the Second World, the storyline follows a group of women Resistance fighters who are trying to help people escape the Nazis in France.

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Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse

Or maybe it’s because at the end of pages I merely closed the cover and thought, ‘I’m glad that’s over’. At the centre is a young woman Sandrine and as the book begins we see her becoming aware of what is happening around here and beginning to plan her group.

I love hearing what you have to say, and I try to respond to all comments here. Citadel Languedoc 3 by Kate Mosse. These members of the resistance must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by the enemy, could change the course of history.


I am glad the series is finished – just hope she comes up with something just as amazing next! Aug 07, James rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

Mosse has also contributed a number of essays and stories citxdel anthologies and collections, including Modern Delight a book inspired by J. The characters are well developed and pull the reader into their worlds easily. When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, mozse a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and mose our books directly.

As the stories unfold, it becomes more evident how Mosse intends to connect the parallel tales.

This disclosure is conveyed in a series of symbolic visions that exhibit the influence of OT prophecies, especially those received by Daniel, Ezekiel, and Zechariah. Several women make up the group of Citadel, and a variety of personality traits are shown.

The Arinius storyline just never came together for me. Books by Kate Mosse. Jul 12, Citadsl Beiscak rated it liked it. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne – codenamed ‘Citadel’ – made up of ordinary women who are prepared citadle risk everything for what is right.

I love how Kaate Mosse can transport you back in time and really emmerse you in the French landacape. The women who envelop the story can easily be imagined to have lived during that time. Wow, Im an emotional wreck after that!!