1942. Occupied France. A time of courage, betrayal, loyalty - and love. An epic wartime novel from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE MISTLETOE BRIDE.
Kate Mosse is an international bestselling author with sales of more than five million copies in 42 languages. Her fiction includes the novels Labyrinth (2005), Sepulchre (2007), The Winter Ghosts (2009), Citadel (2012), and The Taxidermist's Daughter (2015), as well as an acclaimed collection of short stories, The Mistletoe Bride & Other Haunting Tales (2013). Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives in Sussex.
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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 * 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 suitably thumping and satisfying conclusion to Mosse's world-conquering Languedoc trilogy * READER'S DIGEST * Expect an energetic mystery about Nazi-occupied France * EASY LIVING * A remarkable achievement * DAILY EXPRESS * 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 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 * 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 * Packed with suspense and romance ... A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story -- Kate Saunders * THE TIMES *