Deep inside the dreaded Bastille, a young prisoner has languished, his face hidden from all, for eight long years. He knows neither his true identity nor the crime that got him there. Then Aramis, one of the original three musketeers the finest swordsmen in all of France bribes his way into the young man s cell to reveal the shocking truth. The revelation of this truth could very well topple Louis XIV, King of France, from his throne and Aramis aims to do just that.But a daring jailbreak, a brilliant masquerade, and a bloody fight for the throne may make Aramis betray his sacred vow of All for one, one for all. And in so doing, he will pit musketeer against musketeer, bringing an end to this swashbuckling saga and either honor or disgrace upon them all. The name Alexandre Dumas is more than French it is universal. Victor Hugo With a New Introduction by Roger Celestin and an Afterword by Jack Zipes"