The third novel in the Languedoc trilogy and just as powerful as the first.
From the No.1 internationally bestselling author comes the third heart-stopping adventure exploring the incredible history, legends and hidden secrets of Carcassonne and the Languedoc.
Set during World War II in the far south of France, Citadel is a powerful, action-packed mystery that reveals the secrets of the resistance under Nazi occupation. While war blazed in the trenches at the front, back at home a different battle is waged, full of clandestine bravery, treachery and secrets. And as a cell of Maquis resistance fighters, codenamed Citadel, fight for everything they hold dear, their struggle will reveal an older, darker combat being fought in the shadows.
Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, Citadel is a story of daring and courage, of lives risked for beliefs and of astonishing secrets buried in time.
The much-anticipated third part of Kate Mosse's Languedoc trilogy is finally here ... This action-packed epic contains everything we've come to expect - mystery, adventure and long-buried secrets just waiting to be uncovered. -- Book of the Month GOOD HOUSEKEEPING A breathtaking tale of daring and sacrifice that makes a triumphant finale to Mosse's Languedoc trilogy. -- Fanny Blake WOMAN & HOME Expect an energetic mystery about Nazi-occupied France EASY LIVING a lovely, fat, comfy wodge of a book, packed with suspense and romance. ... A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story -- Kate Saunders THE TIMES With her Languedoc trilogy Kate Mosse has firmly established herself as the go-to girl for blockbuster time-slip romantic adventure ... Citadel, the final book of the three, follows Labyrinth and Sepulchre and is epic in scope ... It's a proper adventure story, engrossing and packed with suspense at every turn of the page. METRO A remarkable achievement DAILY EXPRESS Resistance fighters risk their lives to smuggle exiles across the border to Spain in this fantastically detailed and well-researched read. Thrilling! ESSENTIALS The Codex-related climax works shatteringly well - mainly because Mosse writes it with such conviction DAILY MAIL Nobody beats Mosse for local texture and atmosphere. As the call to the resistance sounds over the land, she orchestrates a shattering climax THE SUNDAY TIMES Full of action, romance and supernatural mystery, so it cracks along at a great pace, making it an engaging and easy read EMERALD STREET (daily email by Stylist magazine) As with it's predecessors, the deeper theme of Citadel is the fight against the evil of intolerance. Mosse's descriptions of the majestic stone ruins of Carcassonne and the idyllic landscape around it shimmer with authenticity INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY This book is a wonderful, epic tale of passion, loyalty, courage and betrayal that grips the reader from the first sentence to the very last heartbreaking chapter (be warned, tissues may be required). WOMAN'S WAY (Ireland) Mosse's writing is so evocative you can almost feel the Midi sun on her characters necks, as well as the frantic beating of their hearts MAIL ON SUNDAY a deeply satisfying literary adventure, brimming with all the romance, treachery and cliffhangers you would expect from the genre. It is also steeped in a passion for the region, its history and legends, and that magical shadow world where the two meet THE OBSERVER