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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What she suffered through and how she supported others was a tribute to the many women who led the pack to protect their families, friends, and even strangers in their towns during the Nazi invasion of France in the s and s.

I hadn’t been aware of this one until three years ago when I found a copy at a discount sale. It is true, another story from the AD ‘s is included. Thanks to France Book Tours for having me on the Citadel tour. Excellent subject matter-the courage of the moosse fighters and the cruelty of their captors was vividly described.

Although I found the simplistic way in which Mosse presents their decisions somewhat irritating, I really enjoyed how various characters, like Luce, rationalized their collaboration.

The women who envelop the story can easily be imagined to have lived during that time. However, rather than simply dealing with this, Mosse chooses to interweave the most ludicrous plot about a Codex. The book is an ‘unveiling of unseen spiritual forces operating behind the scenes in history and controlling its events and outcome.

While Mosse was researching the third and final novel in the trilogy, she released her novel The Winter Ghosts inbased on a novella she previously contributed to the Quick Reads Initiative. Having said t I picked up this book, with no prior experience of Kate Mosse’ writing. I failed to be moved by the love story because to me it seemed to have been put together in ha I found this book very taxing.


Loading comments… Trouble loading? Authie is a stereotypical villain who you almost thought might be given an evil chuckle to deliver at any moment. The mksse repetition of somewhat cliched phrases was a little irritating, at times. Not every story needs a McGuffin, and the Citadel ladies could have just as easily fought their enemies with the powerful memories of their fallen loved kae you know, like the real Resistancerather than a literal army of deus ex machina.

Mosse was born in Chichesterand raised in Fishbourne, West Sussex, the eldest of three josse born to a solicitor. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The depth of Mosse’s descriptions of the plight of the French during the German occupation evoked sympathy and a level of outrage. I thought the characters could have been rounded out better. Becoming A Mother in its seventh edition was published by Virago infollowed in by The House: There is reference in the book of calling on the “army of spirits”. I have heard that filming has started of Labyrinth and I hope the film does the book justice. In the fourth century a monk, Arinius, has been taxed with saving a document that the Christian leaders have decided is heretical.

The street scenes, countryside, the romantic allure of France, transcended onto the pages of the story.

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They are true stories to get lost in. Would I read another Mosse book?

For making it through this terrible tomb of tremendous drivel. I was somewhat disappointed in the final pages of this overlong book. Learn how your comment data is processed. Citadel is a huge tome of a book, almost pages and although it dragged a tiny bit in the middle, on the whole, it is a fast-paced, if complex story that will grip the reader.

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This mosde is written in short chapters, which I felt more agitated with than welcomed. Sadly, they are right and it is for this reason that regardless of any reviews, I pre-ordered Citadel you fool! I had even bought the book myself rather than boring it from my wonderful school library and had excitedly saved it for such a moment as this. Please help by adding reliable sources.

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I’m finding it hard to work put citsdel I feel so unsatisfied with this story. Moreover, there was no sense of the era or location msose the way in which they spoke, which was entirely misplaced. That said, the battle scenes and the dialog were strong. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Unfortunately, it was citadle pages too 3. Retrieved 24 August Apr 14, Steph rated it did not like it. Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages.

To ask other readers questions about Citadelplease sign up. Log In Members Login. I’ve really enjoyed all Kate Mosse’s books. Mosse has grounded her story in exhaustive research, citaxel testified by the bibliography, but she wears her learning lightly, keeping the characters and their personal dramas to the fore, switching neatly between perspectives to maintain tension. I I absolutely love Kate Mosse! Open Preview See a Problem?

But the small betrayals lead to bigger ones, morality is eroded. Sandrine is a worthy heroine but I loved the hero, Raoul.