Books - Citadel by Kate Mosse

Citadel is the final book in Kate Mosse’s Languedoc Trilogy - following the best selling Labyrinth and Sepulchre.

Set during the Second World War between 1942 and 1944, it is the story of Sandrine Vidal, who is drawn into the world of the resistance in Carcassonne.

Running parallel to this story is the tale of Arinius, a young monk and his wife Lupa, who live in the Carsac Plains in Gaul, AD 342 to 344. They face similar battles from an invading army. Arinius is the guardian of a secret Codex, a powerful and magical religious text. In the 1940’s the guardian of this Codex is Audric Baillard, a man who is being hunted, but by who?

The two worlds collide in a dramatic battle at the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains.

This book is a wonderful, epic tale of passion, loyalty, courage and betrayal that grips the reader from the first sentence to the very last heartbreaking chapter (be warned, tissues may be required!).