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Tragic and emotionally charged.
on February 25, 2014
This book was a gripping and an emotionally taxing account of the French Revolution and the French Royal Family. The brutality and animalistic blood thirst of the French people at the time is horrifying to read about. They saw the Royal family as symbols of wealth, greed and tyranny. This book will take you thru the accounts of this, but what I was most interested in was the particular story of the future Dauphin of France Louis Charles. Which this book is so wonderfully based on in reader-friendly detail. Reading about what this poor helpless child went thru after the death of his parents resorted me to tears and at times frustration and anger. The writer brings that jail to life and you can't help but feel the dread and terror alongside the characters. This is history at a most dreadful period and something I believe should be known and understood.