IT is a tragedy. Did not expect that.
This is of course a follow up to The Three Musketeers but unlike the movie the novel is undoubtedly a tragedy. I mean the plot fails, the heroes are destroyed, there are deaths...
In fact other than the names and personality traits of the characters and the existence of a twin brother to the king of France the novel and the movie barely resemble each other.
In the end I think it is actually a better, certainly more believable story than the movie. A good read, plodding in spots but that is the style of these old novels.