They’ve made it through two civil wars, but the Musketeers’ greatest challenge is still to come.
After their escapades in England, our heroes are back on French shores. But D’Artagnan and Porthos need to watch their backs. They’ve incurred the wrath of Cardinal Mazarin, who wants them thrown in jail. What follows is a series of breathless arrests, jailbreaks and kidnappings, as the Musketeers and Mazarin head towards a final showdown.
Part V brings ”Twenty Years After” to a satisfying, action-packed end. The Musketeers would return in ”The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later”, the third and final book in the ”D’Artagnan Romances”.
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.