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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Has Mosse never heard of showing rather than telling? Mosse was inspired by a plaque commemorating the deaths of several Resistance members, including two unknown women, who were executed by the fleeing Nazis at Baudrigues in August The lovers look into one another’s eyes.

Excellent subject matter-the courage moses the resistance fighters and the cruelty of their captors was vividly described.

Kate Mosse

Instead the story set during the Second World War is interwoven with a tale of a Dark Ages monk who is seeking to protect a mysterious scroll called the Codex. Instead, it kept referencing new people and events in its life. Boots and guns had replaced banners and horses, but the story was the same.

Refresh and try again. Howeve Having read and enjoyed Mosse’s Labyrinth, I was interested in taking on the third of the novels that make-up her Languedoc trilogy I have yet to read the second in the series, Sepulchre.


I was glad I’d finished it, but I also felt it started to get much stronger around the 7o percent mark and wished some of that beauty was present earlier on.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. She then wrote two contemporary novels. In this respect, Citadel allows the reader to sympathize with what the ordinary citizens of these villages and towns must have felt as the Nazi kxte deepened.

I’ve not listened to audiobook with her narrating before, but I certainly will in the future, ciyadel if it’s set in France, as her pronunciation of all the French names and places was fantastic. Citadel is the final instalment in the Languedoc trilogy. Arinius is a young monk, who is safe-guarding what he feels is “sacred words”.

I’m finding it hard to work put why I feel so unsatisfied with this story. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book is also too long and the jate are forgettable. The book is an ‘unveiling of unseen spiritual forces operating behind the scenes in history and controlling its events and outcome.

In the fourth century a monk, Arinius, has been taxed with saving a document that the Christian leaders have decided is heretical.

I have heard that filming has started of Labyrinth and I hope the film does the book justice. 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.


I quickly bought it but it sat on my shelf for over a year until I finally omsse it this month. Aug 07, Kyrie rated it really liked it Shelves: The Crossing by Michael Connelly.

Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse

Authie is a stereotypical villain who you almost thought might be given an evil chuckle to deliver at any moment. A triumphant end to what has been a fabulous series. Notify me of new comments kare email. In she was named European Woman of Achievement for her contribution to the arts.

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ctadel Kate is the Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages. After such a long wait for this instalment, I was not disappointed in the least. Email required Address never made public. Yet if the Languedoc people managed to rise up and drive out the Nazis anyway, why did they need ghost soldiers? There is very little differentiation between citdel least of all the women.

Citadel is probably best described as a ‘time-slip’ story, with the main part of the novel set in France during the German occupation in – If I had, the introduction of the Ghost Army wouldn’t have jolted me to a halt.