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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Kate Mosse Reveals Influences for Citadel. Like a few others, he disagrees and has accepted the task of taking the Codex to another land and hiding it safely away for a better time. At times, the language and imagery was quite beautiful.

I read the first two books of the trilogy and really wasn’t sure where she’d go next. Mainly because I loved Labyrinth but wasn’t too keen on Sepulchre. The time frame of Citadel is the ‘s while France was in the midst of Nazi occupation.

Citadel Languedoc 3 by Kate Mosse. Want kage Read Currently Reading Read. Thank you for your patience and understanding. I found this book very taxing. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.


Citadel started off slow, but that helped in a way to further the character development. Yes Audric Baillard features quite ciradel throughout, but it really took me until pages to start to thoroughly enjoy the book.

Citadel (Languedoc, #3) by Kate Mosse

This is certainly the case with ‘Citadel’! Found the previous two books real page turners; this one was a slightly more laborious read and I’m not sure why. The kaet who envelop the story can easily be imagined to have lived during that time. View all 4 comments. This story is written in short chapters, which I felt more agitated with than welcomed. Surely women did not talk in that pseudo American way in provincial France. Then mozse it is finally used, it saves a small number of villagers and has no real impact on the war itself.

From the internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre comes a thrilling novel, set in the South of France during World War II, that interweaves history and legend, love and conflict, passion and adventure, bringing to life brave women of the French Resistance and a secret they must protect from the Nazis.

I want to reread all her ,osse on this area.

Perhaps I feel tricked by the supernatural element, perhaps I feel the level if research that’s gone in to it is overshadowed by what I see as its detracting qualities.


Inshe published an anniversary book to celebrate 50 years of the Chichester Festival Theatre. Citadel is probably best described as a ‘time-slip’ mosde, with mossd main part of the cltadel set in France during the German occupation in – The characters are well developed and pull the reader into their worlds easily.

Once the action picked up, I found myself reading as fast as possible. For those reasons, I’d rate this as my least favorite in the series and given it had only a very small connection to the previous two, it isn’t a must-read. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Labyrinth / Sepulchre / Citadel

Nov 01, Luna Ofthenight rated it really liked it. This site uses cookies. I was amazed by the writing, by the story and how Mosse manages to captivate the reader with her complex plots and engaging characters. Apr 15, Valeria rated it it was amazing.

The book is also ‘prophecy’ Rev. This story is one of bravery as a group of women partake in the French resistance. I found misse to be quite slow-moving and I felt no connection with the characters.