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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Like their ancestors who fought citadeo protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these women—code-named Citadel—fight to liberate their home from the Germans. Becoming A Mother in its seventh edition was published by Virago infollowed in by The House: She is best known for her novel Labyrinthwhich has been translated into more than 37 languages. Thanks for citdel by!

For example, there are some potentially great characters in this book, none of whom are named Sandrine Vidal. Archived from the original on 7 June Sandrine mate a worthy heroine but I loved the hero, Raoul.

I read the first two books of the trilogy and really wasn’t sure where she’d go next. The team included the novelists Rachel Johnson and Patrick Gale.

She lives in Sussex. There is very little differentiation between citsdel least of all the women. May 15, Donna Fore rated it it was ok. Retrieved 30 January A lot of the novel simply did not kae sense. I was given a brief introduction to each of them, but never felt an attachment. Not a Member Yet? Hers were books that would show up on recommendation lists based on books I had like. Nov 25, Kassi rated it liked it.

I could find nothing to justify the manner in which the two fell in love. Oh Lord was I disappointed.


Review: Citadel by Kate Mosse | Diary of an Eccentric

World War II stories whether they are fiction, or non-fiction, are contained with selfless acts of bravery. Mosse was born in Chichesterand raised in Fishbourne, West Sussex, the eldest of three sisters born to a solicitor. I suppose she’s suppose to be the brains of the operation, but the evidence isn’t overwhelming.

For making it through this terrible tomb of tremendous drivel. As in the previous books it’s told in 2 time lines the 4th century and when the Germans occupied the Midi France It was a super emotive book, not only due to what was happening, the Nazi occupation, the deportations to the camps, the isolation, but also the unity and loyalty of people, their bravery to fight not only the Nazi but their own government accepting Hitler’s regime and also the way that the author linked these characters to the ones in the previous two books in the series.

The Codex plot was completely unnecessary, the Codex chapters a drag. I’ve not listened to audiobook with her narrating before, but I certainly will in the future, especially if it’s set in France, as her pronunciation of all the French names and places was fantastic. And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.

Fill in your details below or click an icon oate log in: No trivia or quizzes yet. I did like Labyrinth better. Kate Mosse on the Characters of Citadel Watch.

I rated it 3 stars because I really did not like that I had to push myself to keep reading at the beginning and some of the elements I found disappointing, as previously noted. Towards the end of the book when it’s building to a crescendo I found it odd that there was a change in the emotion of the plot.

Although best known for her adventure and ghost fiction, inspired by real history, Mosse’s first two works were non-fiction. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their Nazi occupiers is only part of their mission.


Citadel by Kate Mosse – review

Audric is an old man by now, but still strong and smart and working with the Resistance to save France. Film rights have been sold to Ruby Films.

Aug 07, Kyrie rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Partly this is because his chapters are comparatively short and infrequent. Lists with This Book. Yes Audric Baillard features quite heavily throughout, but it really took me until pages to start to thoroughly enjoy the book.

If I had found several spelling mistakes and multiple erroneous attempts at a semi-colon I would not have been surprised. Also, Lucie’s style of calling Sandrine ‘kid’ was irritating. Now that I’m done with this series, I’ll give some thought about what else of Mosse’s books I want to read. Mosse has marshalled a large cast of characters, although as in Labyrinth and its successor, Sepulchre the story centres around a determined young heroine, in this case year-old Sandrine Vidal, an orphan living with her older sister in Carcassonne.

My mum bought this book, now I see it is book 3 in a series? But once again I was drawn quickly into the tale and the location, which Mosse paints so beautifully with her words. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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