Twenty Years After by Alexandre DumasAt this game, whoever does not kill is killed.
Twenty Years After (1845), the sequel to The Three Musketeers, is a supreme creation of suspense and heroic adventure.
Two decades have passed since the musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu and Milady. Time has weakened their resolve, and dispersed their loyalties. But treasons and stratagems still cry out for justice: civil war endangers the throne of France, while in England Cromwell threatens to send Charles I to the scaffold. Dumas brings his immortal quartet out of retirement to cross swords with time, the malevolence of men, and the forces of history. But their greatest test is a titanic struggle with the son of Milady, who wears the face of Evil.
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Milady de Winter
Theme: D' Artagnan agrees to help Madame Bonacieux after she has escapes from being kidnapped. The Cardinal was trying to trap and gather proof to ruin Queen Ann. Richelieu found out that the queen gave the diamonds to the Duke. He thought that the King would be very interested in finding this out because the King gave the diamond studs to the Queen for her birthday. Richelieu suggested to the King that he should have a ball for the queen because she has been unhappy lately.
by Alexandre Dumas
She is a spy for Cardinal Richelieu and is one of the dominant antagonists of the story. Her role in the first part of the book is to seduce the English Prime Minister , the Duke of Buckingham , who is also the secret lover of Queen Anne of France. Thwarted by d'Artagnan and the other musketeers, Milady's opposition of d'Artagnan carries much of the second half of the novel. Described as being 22, tall, fair-haired and uncommonly beautiful, with brilliant blue eyes and black lashes and brows, Milady also possesses a voice that can seduce and bewitch. She is a classic example of a femme fatale. Athos first knows her as an adolescent Anne de Breuil, but because she already was concealing a scandalous and criminal past at that time, it was probably not her real name. As a young Benedictine nun of 16, she seduced the convent's trusting priest.