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Have you read this series? Is it worth reading?
If you've read it in the original French, how difficult of a read was it? The description seems interesting enough, and I need more inpooting material.

From wikipedia:
>The Accursed Kings (French: Les Rois maudits [le ʁwa mo.di]) is a series of historical novels by French author Maurice Druon about the French monarchy in the 14th century. Published between 1955 and 1977, the series has been adapted as a miniseries twice for television in France.
>American author George R. R. Martin called The Accursed Kings "the original game of thrones", citing Druon's novels as an inspiration for his own series A Song of Ice and Fire.[1][2][3][4]
>Set in the 14th century during the reigns of the last five kings of the direct Capetian dynasty and the first two kings of the House of Valois, the series begins as the French King Philip the Fair, already surrounded by scandal and intrigue, brings a curse upon his family when he persecutes the Knights Templar. The succession of monarchs that follows leads France and England to the Hundred Years' War.

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Druon's Accursed Kings series is phenomenally entertaining intrigue on par with the best spy lit.

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The Accursed Kings is what you're looking for.

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