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

‘A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story’ The Times

‘A deeply satisfying literary adventure, brimming with romance, treachery and cliff-hangers’ Observer

BOOK THREE OF THE LANGUEDOC TRILOGY. Now fully revised and updated

Reviews

Expect an energetic mystery about Nazi-occupied France
EASY LIVING
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
A suitably thumping and satisfying conclusion to Mosse's world-conquering Languedoc trilogy
READER'S DIGEST
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
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
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