Citadel

Citadel

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An epic wartime novel from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE CITY OF TEARS

1942, Nazi-occupied France. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne - codenamed 'Citadel' - made up of ordinary women who are prepared to risk everything for what is right.

And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.

But in a world where the enemy now lies in every shadow - where neighbour informs on neighbour; where friends disappear without warning and often without trace - love can demand the highest price of all...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 976 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 44mm | 680g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps (black and white)
  • 9781409153153
  • 67,525

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Packed with suspense and romance ... A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story Kate Saunders THE TIMES
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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 * A breathtaking tale of daring and sacrifice that makes a triumphant finale to Mosse's Languedoc trilogy -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME * 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 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 * OBSERVER * Nobody beats Mosse for local texture and atmosphere. As the call to the resistance sounds over the land, she orchestrates a shattering climax * SUNDAY TIMES * Mosse has a masterly feel for time and place . . . A remarkable achievement * Daily Express * Expect an energetic mystery about Nazi-occupied France * EASY LIVING * A suitably thumping and satisfying conclusion to Mosse's world-conquering Languedoc trilogy * READER'S DIGEST * 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 * It's a proper adventure story, engrossing and packed with suspense at every turn of the page * METRO * 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 * Citadel, the concluding volume of Mosse's French Trilogy, is also her best ... Fans can expect a passionate finale to a series rooted in a region where history and legend lock horns * INDEPENDENT * The sense of setting and period seeps from every page ... we live through plucky Sandrine's life and loves in the French Resistance, all the way to the powerful and utterly shattering end. * STAR magazine * As with the first two books a touch of the gothic and a dash of the occult run through the writing, but the balance between the distant and recent past is here at its best -- Elizabeth Buchan * SUNDAY TIMES * Infused with local atmosphere and featuring a wealth of fascinating historical information, the novel combines a thrilling adventure with an epic love story * FRANCE MAGAZINE * The thrilling conclusion to her Languedoc trilogy . . . a mix of Girls Own adventure and wrenching war history * Sunday Times * Full of action, romance and supernatural mystery, it cracks along at a great pace, making it an engaging and easy read * Emerald Street * Packed with suspense and romance ... A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story -- Kate Saunders * THE TIMES * A breathtaking tale of daring and sacrifice that makes a triumphant finale to Mosse's Languedoc trilogy -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME * 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 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 * Nobody beats Mosse for local texture and atmosphere. As the call to the resistance sounds over the land, she orchestrates a shattering climax * SUNDAY TIMES * A remarkable achievement * DAILY EXPRESS * Expect an energetic mystery about Nazi-occupied France * EASY LIVING * A suitably thumping and satisfying conclusion to Mosse's world-conquering Languedoc trilogy * READER'S DIGEST * 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 * 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 * 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 * Citadel, the concluding volume of Mosse's French Trilogy, is also her best ... Fans can expect a passionate finale to a series rooted in a region where history and legend lock horns * INDEPENDENT * The sense of setting and period seeps from every page ... we live through plucky Sandrine's life and loves in the French Resistance, all the way to the powerful and utterly shattering end. * STAR magazine * As with the first two books a touch of the gothic and a dash of the occult run through the writing, but the balance between the distant and recent past is here at its best ... nobody beats Mosse for local texture and atmospherics. -- Elizabeth Buchan * SUNDAY TIMES * Infused with local atmosphere and featuring a wealth of fascinating historical information, the novel combines a thrilling adventure with an epic love story. * FRANCE MAGAZINE *
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About Kate Mosse

Kate Mosse is an international bestselling novelist, non-fiction writer, essayist and playwright. With sales of more than 8 million copies worldwide, her books have been translated into 37 languages and published in 40 countries. Her fiction includes the Languedoc trilogy (Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel), the gothic novels The Winter Ghosts and The Taxidermist's Daughter, a short story collection (The Mistletoe Bride) and more recently a historical adventure series, The Burning Chambers and The City of Tears. Her non-fiction includes the highly-acclaimed memoir An Extra Pair of Hands and she is working on a book and television series based on her global 'Woman in History' campaign. The Founder Director of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Kate is a Visiting Professor of Creative Writing and Contemporary Fiction at the University of Chichester and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. An interviewer and presenter, she hosts the pre-show series at Chichester Festival Theatre, chairs Platform events for the National Theatre and is an Ambassador for Parkinson's UK. She was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to literature and women.
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8,706 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 33% (2,905)
4 38% (3,268)
3 22% (1,936)
2 5% (455)
1 2% (142)
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