In Paris with his parents to sell family heirlooms, fourteen-year-old Greg Rich suddenly finds himself four hundred years in the past, and is aided by boys who will one day be known as "The Three Musketeers."
An intrigue involving the election of class president reminds Wishbone of the twin brother of King Louis XIV of France who must decide if he should risk everything to escape his iron mask and trade it for the king's crown.
Tom Wayne is an American pilot who rescues three French Foreign Legionnaires trapped by Arab gun runners; and so begins a lasting friendship between "The Three Musketeers" and their American "D'artagnon." Together they battle El Shaitan, head of the gun runners and the treacherous Devil's Circle.
It is a time of both splendor and despair for the deeply divided French nation where the self-serving King Louis XIV enjoys the riches of the world while his people starve. Believing he is all-powerful, Louis fears no one -- except the one person who could bring an end to his absolute power: the man he condemned to wear an iron mask and imprisoned for life. But when the king's selfish excesses go too far, retired Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis...
Locked out of the school while Joe and his friends are inside, Wishbone imagines himself as D'Artagnan, a young seventeenth-century Frenchman who achieves his dream of becoming one of the prestigious musketeers who guard the king and his court.
"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...
An abridged version of an adventure in seventeenth-century France, when young d'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.