In the final chapter of their saga, the Musketeers must reckon with France’s most famous mystery—”The Man in the Iron Mask”.
As the story begins, D’Artagnan is in the service of the corrupt King Louis XIV. Meanwhile, his old friends Aramis and Porthos are hatching a coup. They’ve learned that the king’s identical twin is locked away in prison. If they can somehow swap the places of the two men, France will be saved. It’s a plan that sets the Musketeers on a collision course with each other.
Inspired by a real story, ”The Man in the Iron Mask” is a rip-roaring historical adventure. And a fitting send-off to literature’s greatest swashbucklers. Recommended for anyone who loved the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons.
Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction.
Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are ”The Three Musketeers”, and its sequels ”Twenty Years After”, and ”Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later”. Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV.
Dumas’ other novels include ”The Count of Monte Cristo” and ”The Black Tulip”. His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including ”The Man in the Iron Mask” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.