Book II of the French Revolution trilogy.  Wars, riots religious strife, the enmity of the Parlement, the intrigues of the Dauphin and the hunger of his people – all left Louis XV unmoved.  No longer the Well-Beloved, he ignored the dangers and sought refuge in extravagance, folly and epic sensuality. After the death of La Pompadour, a succession of beautiful women brought Louis temporary forgetfulness until Madame du Barry made the King feel loved, young and alive again.