Citadel by Kate Mosse

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The combination of harrowing wartime setting...and at 919 pages, Citadel is very long, but the story progresses rapidly and for the many fans of Mosse's Languedoc novels, it will be a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.
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SEEING IS BELIEVING Commuters, multitaskers, avid readers, and computer users all agree that HarperLuxe is the new format in larger print, set in 14-point type In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, a group of courageous and determined operatives are engaged in a lethal battle. Like their ancestors who fought to protect their land from Northern invaders seven hundred years before, these women-codenamed Citadel-fight to liberate their home from the Germans. But smuggling refugees over the mountains into neutral territory and sabotaging their Nazi occupiers is only part of their mission. These members of the resistance must also protect an ancient secret that, if discovered by the enemy, could change the course of history. A superb blend of rugged action and haunting mystery based on real-life figures, Citadel is a vivid and richly atmospheric story of a group of heroic women who dared the odds to survive.
 

About Kate Mosse

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Kate Mosse is the author of three non-fiction books, two plays and five novels, including the multi-million selling international No 1 bestseller, Labyrinth. Translated into 38 languages and published in 40 countries, it won 'Richard & Judy's Best Read' at the 2006 British Book Awards and was chosen as one of Waterstone's Top 25 novels of the past twenty five years. The Channel 4 miniseries, produced by Ridley Scott, will air in late 2012. The second novel in her Languedoc Trilogy, Sepulchre, was also an international and UK No 1 bestseller as was The Winter Ghosts, which grew out of her novella for Quick Reads. Citadel, the final novel in the series, will be published in autumn 2012. Her short stories have appeared in a range of collections including Midsummer Nights (Quercus), The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society (Orion), Why Willows Weep (Indie Books) and The Library Book (Profile). A guest presenter for 'A Good Read' for BBC Radio 4, Kate is also is a regular guest on BBC Breakfast News and for The Review Show. The Co-Founder & Honorary Director of the Orange Prize for Fiction, she is on the Board of the National Theatre. In 2006 she was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Chichester. She is also Co-Director of the Chichester Writing Festival with her husband, author and teacher, Greg Mosse.
 
Published March 18, 2014 by William Morrow. 705 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jane Housham on Jul 19 2013

The unwavering sincerity of tone, maintained over hundreds of pages, can occasionally start to feel like a grown-up school story...yet it's probably this very quality that accounts for Mosse's huge commercial success.

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Reviewed by Frances Perraudin on Jun 23 2013

The combination of harrowing wartime setting...and at 919 pages, Citadel is very long, but the story progresses rapidly and for the many fans of Mosse's Languedoc novels, it will be a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

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Reviewed by Stephanie Merritt on Nov 03 2012

Citadel is a deeply satisfying literary adventure, brimming with all the romance, treachery and cliffhangers you would expect from the genre.

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