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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She then wrote two contemporary novels.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The book wisely left out the details of what happened in the Jewish camps for the most part and astutely focused on the ciitadel on the families left oate when someone was taken from them.

At least I can say Kate Mosse is a better writer than Brown, though that’s hardly oppressive praise. It had a great pace and kept my attention.

The culminating ‘supernatural’ aspect could have been so much ‘more’ – it all happened in a few pages of the final 60 pages and was over as soon as it began, which was a bit of a let-down after the drip-feeding of all 4 books, hence 4 not 5 stars. Katte members of the resistance must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by the enemy, could change the course of history.

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For the sake of freedom, the rescue of hostages, compassion to civilians, and to win against an enemy who was both a tyrant and homicidal maniac, was all at the forefront of those involved in the war. Good story, based more in the present than her previous books but still with links to the history of kzte Languedoc. Kate Mosse Reveals Influences for Citadel. I enjoyed reading about Carcassonne and greatly enjoyed the history involved in the creation of the novel. Pretty good overall, but I did feel it was lacking in tension at times.


Citadel is pages! As always with her books, mossf has strengthened my wish to visit the area and soak up some of the history for myself. My mum bought this book, now I see it is book 3 in a series?

I felt that the one redeeming feature was that much of the novel was drawn from historical detail. Modse site uses cookies.

Mosse probably could have gotten away with some of these plots, but not all of them. Loading comments… Trouble loading? I’ve really enjoyed all Kate Mosse’s books.

It starts off very slowly with the character building etc, and at times I wondered where it citadeel actually going. Twisted facts entirely for her own purposes and played God with history to such an extent that nothing can be said to be even vaguely based on what was really occurring during this epoch.

It eyed me up, and finding me worthy, told me I was taking it out that very afternoon.

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Keep me logged in on this computer. The book is also ‘prophecy’ Rev. Lists with This Book. Her traits of stubbornness, conviction, determination, conscience, and bravery, shown in the beginning of msose story, unfolds a woman capable of heroism.

As in the first two books, Mosse sets up two narrative threads progressing in parallel, though the difference here is that neither concerns the present day.

Books by Kate Mosse. Yes Audric Baillard features quite heavily throughout, but it really took me until pages to start to thoroughly enjoy the book. Like other dissenting reviewers, if this was solely a story about the brave Citadel women, I think this would have been a much more intriguing book. Boots and guns had replaced banners and horses, but the story was mosae same. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful.


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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. Kxte said t I picked up this book, with no prior experience of Kate Mosse’ writing. I enjoyed Labyrinth and Sepulchre enormously and was overjoyed when I heard Kate had written the final book in the Languedoc trilogy after the disappointment of the dreadful Winter Ghosts and was expecting this to be more on the lines of the previous two books, namely the supernatural elements, but this is nothing like the other two at all.

This is mozse the case with ‘Citadel’! Though if you are a fan of historical fiction with a heavy supernatural side, this might still be worth your time. Jan 14, Kate Forsyth citaedl it really liked it Shelves: Aug 07, James rated it liked it Shelves: She has a particular knack for creating vivid action scenes — the blood, debris and panic of a bomb attack, or a skirmish — but she describes with equal precision the small, daily hardships of life under occupation: I borrowed Labyrinth from our book club citadwl and still have not gotten around to reading it.