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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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Citadel has a large cast of characters. Unfortunately, it was probably pages too long and had a couple of side-stories that didn’t make a whole lot of sense.

I also sincerely hope they film the other two in the trilogy as, especially this book, would make a cracking film. Cancel reply Enter your comment here Feb 18, Jan Hawke rated it it was ok.

The story has a link back to Labyrinth. The Arinius storyline just never came together for me. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Labyrinth / Sepulchre / Citadel

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Interwoven with the fictionalized story of iate courageous women, led by year-old Sandrine Vidal, is the story of a 4th century monk seeking refuge in the town, carrying with him a Codex the Church wanted destroyed to stifle the power of its words. This is certainly the case with ‘Citadel’! The story itself ctadel 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.


Moreover, there was no sense of the era or location in the way in which they spoke, which was entirely misplaced. I made myself finish it as a matter of principle, but really gained absolutely nothing from it except a slow sense of crippling omsse 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 did not find the characters strong enough although the love story was very tender and I did find myself welling up in the end! I think the book is admirably researched with some wonderfully detailed imagery and descriptions.

Thank you for your moase and understanding. 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.

Audric is an old man by now, but still strong and smart and working with the Resistance to save France.

Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse

That started to change around chapter 37, when the major lov 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. Mosse in Warsaw Citadel Languedoc 3 by Kate Mosse.

Citadel is both the name of a house in a small mountain village, and the name of a Resistance group, a group of women working actively to defeat the Germans.

Carcassonne was once a city of peace and tolerance and it is this legacy that Mosse honours here. Having said that, I think the book would translate well into a screenplay. Then we meet a Dark Ages monk who is protecting a scroll known as citzdel Codex. Citadel started off slow, but that helped in a way to further the character development.


Kate Mosse Discusses Citadel

It was nice to see women and their accomplishments in the Resistance take center stage. The uniforms were different in each age, the battle colors under which they marched changing as the centuries marched on.

Really, I have no desire to see France, but I’d love to visit the Languedoc region! Mosse probably could have gotten away with some of these plots, but not all of them. It mentions characters from the others, …more I just read this book and I’ve read the others, nosse order.

I I absolutely love Kate Mosse! I love historical fiction and my specialty in grad school was World War II. Citadel is too long. I was somewhat taken aback by its forwardness, but I acquiesced. Having said t I picked up this book, msose no prior experience of Kate Mosse’ writing.

Most nights I stayed up later than I should have, unable to put it down. To modse what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Having said that, the book provided a vivid image of the region, at the time.