The Musketeers must stop a plot to reignite the French wars of religion, a plot designed to tear the kingdom apart. Along the way they uncover a crime in the past which left a lasting legacy of hatred and must solve a riddle that contains information that will prevent a civil war. I enjoyed this book very much and read it straight through. Anybody with a fondness for sword fights, intrigue and adventure should find it all here. – Amazon Review
The year is 1632, five years after the Siege of La Rochelle, where Louis XIII’s forces, led by Cardinal Richelieu, triumphed over the Third Huguenot Rebellion.
After they surrendered, the Huguenot survivors were forced to swear allegiance to the French King. There were some, however, who would remain true to their cause and would always be rebels.
Athos of The King’s Musketeers, formerly the Comte de la Fere, makes the decision to infiltrate a group of rebels who have risen once again and appear to be led by The Wolf, a mysterious but notorious antagonist from that time.
Reluctantly aided by devil-may-care Privateer, Jacques Luc Foubier, a former Comte himself, the two have just three days to foil the plot, but first they must solve a mysterious riddle.
Despite a similar noble upbringing, they are now very different men and must work together to save France. Are they able to?
Meanwhile, a very different brotherhood threatens their success.
A well researched and written story that keeps you engaged. If you love the Musketeers this is one for you. -Amazon Review
About the Author
Elle Westoby lives in the UK with her family and has spent her career in the NHS, writing health promotion strategies, guidelines and policies as well as developing and implementing health promotion campaigns.
She has a BSc(Hons) degree in Social Policy and has always enjoyed the research aspect of anything she undertakes.
Always a fan of historical fiction, this is her first novel, inspired by Alexander Dumas as a backdrop but with original characters who she thoroughly enjoyed bringing to life.
It is a fast-paced swashbuckling adventure with intrigue and drama and a degree of humour thrown in. There is a plot to unravel and a riddle to solve for our heroes as they race across France.