The Red Sphinx

or, The Comte de Moret (The d'Artagnan Romances #1.5)

Hardcover, 807 pages

English language

Published Feb. 23, 2017

ISBN:
9781681772974
OCLC Number:
967075410

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Red Sphinx picks up right where the The Three Musketeers left off, continuing the stories of Cardinal Richelieu, Queen Anne, and King Louis XIII and introducing a charming new hero, the Comte de Moret, a real historical figure from the period. A young cavalier newly arrived in Paris, Moret is an illegitimate son of the former king, and thus half-brother to King Louis. The French Court seethes with intrigue as king, queen, and cardinal all vie for power, and young Moret soon finds himself up to his handsome neck in conspiracy, danger, and passionate romance. Dumas wrote seventy-five chapters of The Red Sphinx, all for serial publication, but he never quite finished it, and so the novel languished for almost a century before its first book publication in France in 1946. While Dumas never completed the book, he had earlier written a separate novella, The Dove, that recounted the final …

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Subjects

  • History
  • Swordsmen
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Translations into English
  • Cardinals
  • Fiction

Places

  • France