p""A grand yet intimate look at the Sun King, a tale rich with detail and action."" emLibrary Journal/em(Starred Review, one of the best historical novels of the year)/ppemBefore Versailles /emtransports you to a world of secret passions and plots, a world of duplicity and malice...a world that created one of the best known monarchs to grace the French throne./ppAt the most decisive time in the young king's life, Louis XIV can'taste the danger. His court teems with greed and corruption, the wrong woman draws him into a wrenching love affair, and a mysterious boy in an iron mask haunts the woods. The untried ruler is coming into his own in 1661, and Louis XIV must face what he is willing to sacrifice for honor and for love./ppMeticulously researched and gorgeously brought to life by emNew York Times/embestselling author Karleen Koen, emBefore Versailles/emoffers up a sumptuous, authentic exploration of a time that forged a man into a king./ppstrongPraise for emBefore Versailles/em:/strong/pp""In this magnificently written and researched novel, Karleen Koen brings to vibrant life the early years and loves of the future Sun King."" Jean
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September 01, 2012
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