An gripping story of war, love and sacrifice, from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE BURNING CHAMBERS.
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...
'A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story' Kate Saunders, THE TIMES
'This action-packed epic contains everything we've come to expect - mystery, adventure and long-buried secrets' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'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' OBSERVER
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Set in southern France in the midst of the Second World War, Kate Mosse's latest historical story explores the struggles and strains among the Resistance stranded in German-occupied Europe. The third in her Languedoc trilogy of novels, it finds Sandrine and her group of fellow daring fighters battling not only the occupying forces but an earlier issue—a story thought buried in the past. As with her earlier two novels in the series, Mosse made excellent use of her research, writing a novel that illuminates in detail the realities of resistance and the deep history of the area. It’s a delightful and captivating tale perfect for fans of her earlier books or new readers.
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Great finish to the trilogy
A glimpse into the lives of those in the Midi during the dark days of Nazi rule. As with the two pervious books the past is well woven into the story, well worth the read. Visit Carcasone and the surrounding area and you can feel the past, just as described, in previous books. This book opens a whole new era of history to experience.
Excellent character development, thoroughly enjoyed the book.