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Before Versailles

Author: Koen, Karleen

Publisher: Crown Publishers

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Before Versailles : Louis XIV is one of the best-known monarchs ever to grace the French throne. But what was he like as a young man - the man before Versailles?
After the death of his prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps into governing France. He's still a young man, but one who, as king, willfully takes everything he can get - including his brother's wife. As the love affair between Louis and Princess Henriette burns, it sets the kingdom on the road toward unmistakable scandal and conflict with the Vatican. Every woman wants him. He must face what he is willing to sacrifice for love.

But there are other problems lurking outside the chateau of Fontainebleau: a boy in an iron mask has been seen in the woods, and the king's finance minister, Nicolas Fouquet, has proven to be more powerful than Louis ever thought - a man who could make a great ally or become a dangerous foe . . .

Meticulously researched and vividly brought to life by the gorgeous prose of Karleen Koen, Before Versailles dares to explore the forces that shaped an iconic king and determined the fate of an empire.

Category   Subject
Fiction   Historical

ISBN 13:9780307716576
ISBN 10:0307716570
Size:9.51" l x 6.54" w x 1.48" h
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