An epic wartime novel from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE MISTLETOE BRIDE.
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...
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.
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