There is nothing better in a book than entertaining and educational elements combined. I realize that these types of books are very rare. Nonetheless, I have read some of the most captivating historic fiction book which were both entertaining and informative. 'The Accursed Kings: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown' by Maurice Druon are exceptionally thrilling books with loads of cognitive elements.
Maurice Druon was a French novelist. Historic fiction was his main genre. 'The Accursed Kings: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown' are historic fiction books telling about lives, intrigues, and plots in ancient royal families. These books cover large periods. One of the books tells a story of a French king Philip the Handsome and his war against Knights Templars. Philipp the Fair is also one of the main heroes of these books.
I read these books four years ago. I was greatly entertained by Druon's novels. I loved his style. He is a great storyteller who combines elements of history and fiction in his works. Whenever I look for a good book to read, I ask myself whether a book will teach me something or not. If not, then, I regard this book as a mere book to entertain myself during my spare time. My favorite books are those that entertain and educate. Maurice Druon's novels can surely be included in this category of books.
If you love the storytelling style of Alexandre Dumas and you are looking for similar books, then, 'The Accursed Kings: The Iron King, The Strangled Queen, The Poisoned Crown' by Maurice Druon will surely satisfy your reading taste. These novels are readable and easy to comprehend. They will educate and entertain you at the same time.