This, the second of the D'Artagnan Romances
, takes place in the mid-1600's
, and deals with personal ambitions
, a near French civil war
with the Fronde
(a political party of sorts) and the English Civil War
, as our heores try to save the young French king, Louis XIV
, and the English king, Charles I
A sequel almost better than the original, The Three Musketeers. We learn more about the inner workings of the musketeers and their servents, encounter old and new villians, and meet a few sons and daughters of characters from the first book. Lots of surprises and twists.
Alexandre Dumas is still my favorite author.