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Combining the rugged action of Labyrinth with the haunting mystery of Sepulchre, #1 bestselling author Kate Mosse’s eagerly awaited Citadel is a mesmerizing World War II story of daring and courage, in which a group of determined women fighting for the French Resistance risk their lives to save their homeland . . . and protect astonishing secrets buried in time.
Even though it is very heavy and hard to hold while reading in bed, ‘Citadel’ was a swift and pleasurable read. Most nights I stayed up ...more
Set during the Second World, the storyline follows a group of women Resistance fighters who are trying to help people escape the Nazis in France. We meet Sandrine and her network known by the codename Citadel.
Then we meet a Dark Ages monk who is protecting a scroll known as the Codex. This secondary plot should have been left out ...more
Citadel confronted me from the stack of just-returned books at the library one afternoon. It eyed me up, and finding me worthy, told me I was taking it out th ...more
I want to reread all her books on this area.
I read the first two books of the trilogy and really wasn't sure where she'd go next. I only knew there would be a lot of Languedoc stuff in it. Really, I have no desire to see France, but I'd love to visit the Languedoc region!
This book had ancient secrets, the supernatural, love, death, and -- Nazis! It had a great pace and kept my attention. I ...more
Other than that, it was a great book. Good story, based more in the present than her previous books but still with links to the history of the Languedoc. As always with her books, it has strengthened my wish to visit the area and soak up some of the history for myself.
I am glad t ...more
For the first 30-something chapters, it felt like work to read. Every time I put it down, I did not want to pick it back up. I found it to be quite slow-moving and I felt no connection with the characters. That started to change around chapter 37, when the major lov ...more
It starts off very slowl ...more
A delight to read, evoking a mix of emotions.
I felt the parallel story set in the 4th C was rather dull and repetitive, it was there purely to serve the main story and that showed.
I thin ...more
From the internationally bestselling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre comes a thrilling novel, set in the South of France during World War II, that interweaves history and legend, love and conflict, passion and adventure, bringing to life brave women of the French Resistance and a secret they must protect from the Nazis. In Carcassonne, a colorful historic village nestled deep in the Pyrenees, ...more
I think the book is ad ...more
In the fourth century a monk, Arinius, has been taxed with saving a document that the Christian leaders have decided is heretical. Like a few others, he disagrees and has accepted the task of taking the Codex to another land and hiding it safely away for a ...more
Een prachtig verhaal wat geschiedenis, bon homme, een codex, een oorlog, en liefdesverhaal met elkaar verweven.
De jonge dappere Sandrine leert haar eigen strijd te voeren tegen de duitse bezetter.
Ze is de leidster van een vrouwen verzetsgroep in Carcassonne, een stad vol geschiedenis.
Warm meeslepend maar zeker een boek voor op vakantie met zijn ruim 760 pagina's.
Het heeft niet teveel personages die ook goed zijn uitgewerkt. Je leeft mee met de hoofdpersonen en je w ...more
Kate is the ...more