Monday, July 15, 2019

Review for Milady by Laura L. Sullivan

Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 by Berkley Books

She was the greatest nemesis of d'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers--but Milady de Winter was so much more than just a villain in their swashbuckling adventures.

I've gone by many names though you know me as Milady de Winter: Villainess, seductress, a secondary player in The Three Musketeers story.

But we all know history was written by men, and they so often get things wrong.

So before you cast judgment, let me tell you of how a girl from the countryside became the most feared woman in all of Europe. A target for antipathy, a name whispered in fear or loathing.

I don't need you to like me. I just need to be free.

It's finally time I tell my own story. The truth isn't tidy or convenient, but it's certainly more interesting. 

My Thoughts…

I had no idea who Milady was.   I have not read The Three Musketeers and  I am not at all familiar with who Milady de Winter was or what her story was.   That being said I picked up this story excited to learn all that I could about this girl who was young and naive living with her mother until her father comes for her and has other plans for the path her life will be taking.

Milady is an interesting story.   It takes a young girl and turns her into a feared and dangerous woman.   The paths she takes, the people she meets, and the things she does are scary, amazing, and sometimes deadly.  I enjoyed meeting the diverse characters with their different social status’, different levels of education, and different upbringings.    There was an interesting mix of cultures and I was amazed at how easily Milady was able to find her place in each one. 

This is a fun historical fiction story.  I recommend picking up your own copy and learning more about the woman who many men fear and many men loved.  

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