More swashbuckling fun from the Musketeers!
This book is part one of a three part series, the next two being the Louise de la Valliere, and the final being the more well known Man in the Iron Mask. I understand this was originally one HUGE book, but is now more commonly broken up into these three books.
This book starts about ten years from where Twenty Years After ended. Although the book is titled the Vicomte de Bragelonne (who is the son of Athos), we don’t see much of him except for the first and last parts of the book. The rest is filled with the adventures of D’Artagnan and Athos while they separately scheme (unbeknownst to the other) to aid Charles II of England to claim his throne. LOL, D’Artagnan’s scheme in regards to General Monk. Aramis and Porthos are up to something mysterious and make only the briefest of appearances. The rest of the novel is filled with the mysteries and intrigues of the French court, and ends with the marriage of Henrietta (Charles II’s sister) to Louis XIV’s younger brother, Phillip.
If you loved the musketeers, history and intrique it is well worth your time to spend on these books.