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By Karleen Koen

Louis XIV is likely one of the best-known monarchs ever to grace the French throne. yet what used to be he like as a tender man—the guy prior to Versailles?
After the dying of his major minister, Cardinal Mazarin, twenty-two-year-old Louis steps into governing France. He’s nonetheless a tender guy, yet one that, as king, willfully takes every little thing he can get—including his brother’s spouse. because the love affair among Louis and Princess Henriette burns, it units the dominion at the highway towards unmistakable scandal and clash with the Vatican. each girl desires him. He needs to face what he's keen to sacrifice for love.

But there are different difficulties lurking outdoors the chateau of Fontainebleau: a boy in an iron masks has been obvious within the woods, and the king’s finance minister, Nicolas Fouquet, has confirmed to be extra strong than Louis ever thought—a guy who can make a superb best friend or develop into a perilous foe . . .

Meticulously researched and vividly dropped at lifestyles via the beautiful prose of Karleen Koen, Before Versailles dares to discover the forces that formed an iconic king and made up our minds the destiny of an empire.

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