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The Last Musketeer (The Last Musketeer #1)

4.1  ·  Rating details ·  447 Ratings  ·  65 Reviews
On the first day of a family trip to Paris, Greg Rich’s parents disappear. They’re not just missing from the city—they’re missing from the century. So Greg does what any other fourteen-year-old would do: He travels through time to rescue them.

Greg soon finds out that his family history is tied to the legendary Three Musketeers. But when he meets them, they’re kids his age,
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by HarperCollins (first published May 1st 2011)
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Wil Sherrin
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always liked Stuart Gibbs books because he is my favorite author. This is a action packed mystery. It is about Greg and his journey to save his parents of execution. This is wonderful read for people who like action and mystery. My only complaint is their isn't enough interaction with milady winter.
Kat Heckenbach
Apr 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
My 10-yr-old daughter picked this up at the library and I flipped it open out of curiosity. Before I knew it I was several chapters in :).

The writing is good, and the story is fun, and I'm definitely planning on reading the sequel. What more do I need to say?

OK, maybe one thing. I read some of the other reviews, and I have to say: Please remember this is fiction, and so was the original Three Musketeers. I get that some of the historical things may be not quite perfect, and some points taken for
Hazel West
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
Thoughts on the Overall Book: I love time travel books and I love the Three Musketeers, that should have made this great right? Well, actually that was the problem.

Cover--Yea or Nay: I think it’s fine for the genre and age target of the book. I especially like the font, though I don’t really get the title.

Characters: This was the problem. Okay, overall, Greg is not a bad protagonist. I don’t care for him being “the” D’Artagnan, but whatever, there were too many other things to care about. And ev
Margo Tanenbaum
Nov 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: france
As a Three Musketeers fan since I was twelve years old, I was of course excited to read this new time travel story, in which a 21st century boy travels back to France of the early 17th century, befriending the future musketeers, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Author Stuart Gibbs' fast paced, action-packed tale may well appeal to today's tweens, but I couldn't help but be disappointed in the way he interprets Dumas' classic story for the 21st century.

The story starts off strong, with a terrific fir
Ms. Yingling
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Greg and his parents are traveling to Paris, but it isn't really a vacation. In order to survive financially, they are selling many family heirlooms to the Louvre, even though Greg's grandfather told them not to. The museum director is particularly keen to get Greg's mother's crystal necklace, even ripping it off her neck when she decides to keep it. The reason? He has the other half, and when the parts are reunited, all four are sent back in time to Paris in 1615. There, the director accuses th ...more
Jeff Crosby
Engaging juvenile novel involving teenage versions of D'Artangion, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, Milady de Winter, and Louis XIII. Twisted around time travel and sorcery, this is a wonderful mix of Dumas characters, historical anachronisms, and the time travel paradox. While it probably owes more to Marty McFly than Robert Heinlein, this is a lot of fun.
Cindy Wong
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love Stuart Gibbs, I've read all his books and they are all binge-reading worthy! This one is no exception! I have to admit I was spectacle at first, because I was never really into the medieval times, but when I started reading I couldn't stop! I will definitely read the other two books in the series!
Karina Dulin
Oct 18, 2017 added it
Shelves: 2017
Interesting story line—not sure how close to Dumas’ original so now I have to go back and read that. Decent YA title—no romance, no foul language, no violent deaths. An imaginative look at the Paris of Louis XIII.
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is one of the best mystery books I’ve ever read. My favorite part was when Greg, his family and Michel Dinicoeur travel back through time.
Anne Beardsley
This book has everything you ever loved about a musketeer story (including all the things Dumas himself didn't do so well).
It's swashbuckling beyond swashbuckling. The setting is not just portrayed, it's reveled in. Everybody seems to have a blade of some sort. The only females in the story are clever, exotic, and incomprehensible. There's loyalty, danger, hopeless causes, coded messages, secret meetings, improbable feats of daring, and it's made me a very happy reader.
It's MUSKETEERS, y'all, t
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Last Musketeer is a combination time travel/adventure story. It begins in the present with 14-year-old Greg Rich and his family arriving in Paris at the invitation of one Michel Dinicoeur. Monsieur Dinicoeur is an official at the Louvre (a famous art museum in Paris) and had contacted the Rich family–who is in dire financial straits–about acquiring the 17th-century antiques in their possession which had been passed down in their family for generations.

Although Greg’s parents are trying to “s
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
"These things are more important than you can possibly understand ... Do whatever it takes to protect them."

Greg's life is turning upside down. The family fortune has slowly dwindled over time and now Greg and his parents find themselves in real financial difficulties. Greg has had to leave his fancy prep school for a public school. "Back in Connecticut, his skills - horseback riding, fluent French, fencing - had at least made him interesting. At Carver High, they made him a freak."

Suddenly, all
This book is a historical fantasy very loosely based on the setting of The Three Musketeers. As an adventure story, it is exciting and interesting. Its flaws entirely center around the aspects which are a pastiche of the Dumas novel. These are so serious that as a reader, I began to wonder if Stuart Gibbs had ever read the novel, or only seen a movie version of it.
A typical example: many key points of the story center around the family of the Cardinal Richelieu, and Richelieu being the family na
Nov 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
Grandpa Gus always told Greg that his family should never sell any of the old things in their home. “These heirlooms must always stay in our family, no matter what” “…These things are more important that you can possibly understand. …Do whatever it takes to protect them. And most important of all …never take them to France.”
But now, 14 year old Greg’s family is no longer rich. And his parents have decided that the best way to get money is to sell the family’s heirlooms. To the Louvre. In France
Grades 4-7: Greg Rich's family was once rich-- but his parents can't keep up the family estate any longer, and when the Louvre contacts them about selling the family heirlooms that date back to 17th century France, it sounds like a dream come true. They travel to Paris, where Greg is immediately distrustful of the strange Michel Dinicoeur, the Louvre representative who meets them. And with good cause-- once Dinicoeur gets his hands on a crystal that Greg's mother has always worn, he attempts to ...more
Sean Tay
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Another book my oldest son asked me to read. Super fun premise (time travel, the main character turns out to be...someone he already learned about). Pretty good book for middle grade readers - great way to learn about history.

Pros: This book might stir interest in European history, learning French, fencing, horse back riding, swimming, climbing. Although 14 year olds are accurately portrayed as functioning as adults in the time this is set in, and some are marrying, so far, no sex is portrayed
Heather Johnson
Jan 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a fun adventure! Greg Rich's family has lost its riches and is pulled into the past - 17th century medieval France. Greg has to rescue his parents from Michel Dinicoeur and Triste Mort, the French dungeon where his parents are sentenced to execution for a framed attempted assassination of King Louis XIII. He is not alone in his attempt, as Greg - or, D'Artagnan - is joined by the Three Musketeers, each with their own personality!

From the start, let me mention: I've never heard The Three
When Greg's family looses the vast majority of their fortune, they agree to meet with a curator of The Louvre and sell off many of their priceless goods, including a black crystal necklace that is low in monetary value but important to Greg's mother. At the last minute when she decides that she isn't interested in selling the necklace, the curator grabs it from her neck and jumps through a painting. Not hesitating or thinking, Greg and his family jump into the painting after the man and find the ...more
Nov 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
the last musketeer is about a boy and I forgot his name! So one day his parents decide to sell the stuff that they inherited, from his grandfather, to a museaum. When they arrive there his parents get thrown into a time portal by a guy whos name I've also forgotten. the boy has no clue what to do so he jumps in the portal in search of his parents and finds out that he landed in the past and he is suppose to make up the three musketeers and also rescue his parents from excecution and defeat a two ...more
Tony Keefer
Jun 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This time travel adventure plays into the idea that a boy, Greg Rich, from our time travels back into time and becomes the real D'Artagnan that helps to inspire the Three Musketeers stories by Dumas. It was a clever and fast-paced read that is definitely the beginning to a new series. The ending is not a cliff hanger but, Greg has not yet made it back to our time, so we know there will be more to come.

I think Gibbs did a pretty good job with blending some outright crazinesss (e.g. Greg traveling
Jul 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Last Musketeer is a lot of fun! It is a time travel adventure that sees Greg Rich and his parents transported back in time from the present day to Paris of 1615. The Rich family has fallen on hard times and now they are selling off their antiques to the Louvre. The curator, a M. Dinicoeur, is very anxious to have the Rich’s treasures for the museum, in particular a necklace that Mrs. Rich is wearing. When she decides not to part with the necklace Dinicoeur snatches it from her neck and runs ...more
Oct 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: juvenile-fic
Well hmmm. LOVED Belly Up . Love the story of the Three Musketeers (and, I'll be honest, the Chris Donnelly, Keifer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen (EEEK! I DID JUST SAY THAT!), and Oliver Platt movie version ... haven't seen the newer one yet).

Love time travel stories.

Didn't love this one and I'm not really even sure why. I guess ... a kid would need at least some background knowledge in the musketeers, wouldn't he/she? I mean, this one does explain some history. And there are some good action scene
Karen Arendt
Dec 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
Greg and his parents are headed to France to sell all the family heirlooms; the family is bankrupt. When they sell the antique furniture to Michel Dinicouer, Dinicouer grabs the jewel necklace Greg's mother is wearing. She had decided to to sell that item, but that is what Michel wanted all along. Michel jumps into a painting and time-travels to 17th century France. Greg's parents follow him and Greg follows his parents. His parents are arrested for being assassins and Greg has to plan an escape ...more
Mar 25, 2016 rated it liked it
I love Stuart Gibbs' Spy School series and I recently read the first in his Moon Base Alpha series and am looking forward to reading the second so I decided to give this series a chance.

But alas, this isn't my cup of tea.

I'm not big on time travel for one and there were a lot of time travel paradoxes. The characters, if you have read Dumas' novel, aren't as he portrayed them, which depending on how much of a fan you are may either be a slight annoyance or a major one. There are also quite a few
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
A time-travel adventure with a new take on my old favorite, The Three Musketeers. 14-year-old Greg's parents have lost everything and are trying to get some money back by selling the family heirlooms to the Louvre. On a trip to Paris to take a bunch of stuff to its new home in the museum, they meet the villainous Michel Dinicouer and find themselves sucked back in time 400 years, where Greg's parents are on suspicion of plotting against the king, and Greg, now called D'Artagnan, must join forces ...more
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-young-adult
I love France and the time period of the musketeers, although I would probably say that I old want to live in a more glorified version of that time period. It seemed very down to earth and practical on the unhygienic practices of the time. It probably was more to do with the wow factor that young readers would get out of it than anything else but it did provide some comic relief. I am now going to have to go back and read all of Alexander Dumas' work to see how accurate this book was. This was a ...more
Carrie Below
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
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Mark Baker
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, middle-grade
Greg Rich finds himself sucked back through time to early 1600's Paris where he must unite teenage musketeers to save his parents. A kids book that combines elements of fantasy with historical fiction, I enjoyed it, although I did find the set up a bit too long.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
Dec 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult
Greg and his parents go to Paris to sell their possessions to the Louvre. Michel D. meets them and steals the necklace from Greg's mother's neck. They chase Michel D. to a painting in the Louvre that lets Michel D. into it. They follow and find themselves in the past 1615. Greg's parents are thrown in prison. Greg escapes and as the days go by meets up with the teenage version of the three musketeers. They have an adventure rescuing Greg's parents.
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