Author: Laura L. Sullivan
Release Date: July 2nd, 2019
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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 Review: This was a fascinating read. This book takes the Villainess of the Three Musketeers story and explains how she came to take that role. Although it is easy to see her as the villain in the Three Musketeers, understanding her past and her motives makes it easier to understand, empathize and even like her, at least a little bit. It’s clear from the writing and the story that Sullivan did a good amount of research to make the story seem realistic. She did a great job with the atmosphere and dialogue, leading to feel as though they have stepped back in time. Overall, it was a very enjoyable read.
*I received this book from Berkley Publishing in exchange for an honest review*