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It's good to find Steffan's Musketeers series make it here. (It's the sort of book where there's a bit of swashbuckling, and a lot of historical detail on horse-shoing or medical treatments and whatnot, and a bit of fairly graphic smut.) This entry is on the short side, and sets the stage and the players, with a minor emotional arc from d'Artagnan's point of view (he's not dealing at all well, emotionally, with the loss of his family and land. Later books get more involved with strategic manoevring and character development.
As an alternate retelling of Dumas' book - the historical detail, re: the effects of the plague on the country, is really solidly worked out; the characters come across as a little nicer (but that happens in most adaptations).
One precious, glorious element is that in this universe Milady and Athos remained married, and seeing their relationship play out - a little stormy but basically happy - is really fun. And Milady gets some nice showboat moments as well, let's not forget that.