The kings of France and England are facing the chopping block. Can the musketeers save them both?
In this third part of Dumas’ ”Twenty Years After”, war is waging on both sides of the channel. D’Artagnan and Porthos are dispatched to England with a message for Oliver Cromwell. Soon drawn into the conflict, they’re shocked to find themselves facing two unlikely opponents on the battlefield—Athos and Aramis. Will our four heroes draw swords against each other?
These action-heavy chapters still find room to let each musketeer’s personality shine. Expect heroism, romance, and suspense by the bucketload.
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.