Louise de La Vallière
Publisher: Open Road Media
Following Ten Years Later, the fifth volume of this adventure saga chronicles a tale of intrigue and romantic rivalry in the court of Louis XIV. With The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas introduced the world to the immortal hero D’Artagnan and the inseparable trio of king’s musketeers: Athos, Aramis, and Porthos. Their many escapades—full of swordfights, derring-do, and chivalry—came to define the swashbuckler genre of adventure fiction. In Louise de la Vallière, Dumas continues the suspense following the wedding of the Duke of Orleans to Princess Henrietta of England. Raoul de Bragelonne seeks to marry Henrietta’s maid of honor, Louise. But the king has his own designs for the young maid. Meanwhile, as court rivalries escalate, Aramis learns of a secret prisoner held in the Bastille whose identity could change the course of history.