After years of muddy, bloody battles, the English Civil War is finally over. But the Musketeers have a plan which could still change everything.
As the action begins, King Charles I is in prison, awaiting execution. But his fate isn’t sealed just yet! Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and D’Artagnan have put aside their differences to attempt a daring rescue. But will the reunited Musketeers be a match for Mourdant, who is determined to see the king lose his head?
”Twenty Years After” draws ever closer to the thrilling finale in part IV. Dumas ratchets up the tension (and the body count) in this masterclass in historical adventure.
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.