The Game of Kings: Book One in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles The Lymond Chronicles 1

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Vintage #ad - Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. In the game of kings, this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him to redeem his reputations even at the risk of his life. He is francis crawford of lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, posessed of a scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier.

. In this first book in the legendary lymond Chronicles, murderer, Francis Crawford of Lymond, nobleman, traitor, returns to Scotland to redeem his reputation and save his home. It is 1547 and scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free.

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The Disorderly Knights: Book Three in the legendary Lymond Chronicles The Lymond Chronicles 3

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Vintage #ad - This third volume in the lymond chronicles, when francis crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, the highly renowned series of historical novels takes place in 1551, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks. But shortly the swordsman and scholar discovers that the greatest threat to the Knights lies within their own ranks, where various factions vie secretly for master.

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Queens' Play: Book Two in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles The Lymond Chronicles 2

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Vintage #ad - It is to france that lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intact. This second book in the legendary lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots.

Though she is only a little girl, the Queen is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France.

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Checkmate: Book Six in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles The Lymond Chronicles 6

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Vintage #ad - For the first time dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions. Sixth in the legendary lymond chronicles, Checkmate takes place in 1557, where Francis Crawford of Lymond is once again in France, leading an army against England. But even as the scots adventurer succeeds brilliantly on the battlefield, his haunted past becomes a subject of intense interest to forces on both sides.

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The Ringed Castle: Book Five in the legendary Lymond Chronicles The Lymond Chronicles 5

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Vintage #ad - Francis crawford of lymond moves to Muscovy, where he becomes advisor and general to the half-mad tsar. For the first time dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions. Fifth in the legendary lymond chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible.

. Yet even as lymond tries to civilize a court that is still frozen in the attitudes of the Middle Ages, forces in England conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes.

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Pawn in Frankincense: Book Four in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles The Lymond Chronicles 4

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Vintage #ad - At stake is the political order of three continents, for Lymond's child is a pawn in a cutthroat game whose gambits include treason, enslavement, and murder. In that game's final move, which is played inside the harem of the Topkapi palace, Lymond will come face to face with his most implacable enemy and the dreadful ambiguities of his own nature.

With a Foreword by the author. In this fourth book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Francis Crawford of Lymond desperately searches the Ottoman empire for his kidnapped child. Somewhere within the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman empire, a child is hidden. Now his father, soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility, Francis Crawford of Lymond, is searching for him while ostensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan.

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The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett's The Game of Kings

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#ad - Exhaustively researched, illustrations, this compilation follows the book page-by-page, lost definitions, providing useful translations, and historical facts to faithfully shed light on the story. Designed to elucidate the mid-16th century for the 21st century reader, providing deeper understanding and an appreciation for the discernment, subtlety, the Guide enriches one's experience of The Lymond Chronicles, and scope of Dorothy Dunnett's extraordinary writing.

Enter undaunted the world of dorothy Dunnett's first chef-d'œvre, The GAME of KINGS.

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Niccolo Rising: Book One of the House of Niccolo House of Niccolo Series 1

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Vintage #ad - Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges. Niccolò rising, finds us in Bruges, Book One of the series, 1460. From a riotous and potentially murderous carnival in flanders, adventure, to an avalanche in the Alps and a pitched battle on the outskirts of Naples, Niccolò Rising combines history, and high romance in the tradition stretching from Alexandre Dumas to Mary Renault.

The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Street smart, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, brilliant at figures, Dunnett's hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the hand of the strongest woman in Bruges and the hatred of two powerful enemies.

Niccolo Rising: Book One of the House of Niccolo House of Niccolo Series 1 #ad - Jousting is the genteel pastime, of necessity, and successful merchants are, polyglot. In this first book of the house of niccolò series, the author of the Lymond Chronicles introduces a new hero,  Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire.

With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, grande dame of the historical novel, Dorothy Dunnett, presents The House of Niccolò series.

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The Spring of the Ram: Book Two of the House of Niccolo House of Niccolo Series 2

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Vintage #ad - But trouble lies ahead. Backed by none other than cosimo de' medici, he will sail the Black Sea to Trebizond, last outpost of Byzantium, and the last jewel missing from the crown of the Ottoman Empire. And time is of the essence: Trebizond may fall to the Turks at any moment. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe.

Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire. In 1461, nicholas is in Florence. With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series.

The Spring of the Ram: Book Two of the House of Niccolo House of Niccolo Series 2 #ad - Nicholas's stepdaughter--at the tender age of thirteen--has eloped with his rival in trade: a Machiavellian Genoese who races ahead of Nicholas, sowing disaster at every port. Crackling with wit, breathtakingly paced, The Spring of the Ram is a pyrotechnic blend of scholarship and narrative shimmering with the scents, sounds, colors, and combustible emotions of the 15th century.

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Scales of Gold: Book Four of the House of Niccolo House of Niccolo Series 4

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Vintage #ad - Erotic and lush with detail, scales of Gold embraces the complexity of the Renaissance, where mercantile adventure couples with more personal quests behind the silken curtains of the Age of Discovery. Plagued by enemies bent on dissolving his assets and smearing his character, home to a descendant of Sheba and Solomon, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth, and the source of gold in such abundance that men prefer to barter in shells.

The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. He will discover, too, the charms of the beautiful Gelis van Borselen--a woman whose passion for Nicholas is rivaled only by her desire to punish him for his role in her sister s death. He will learn firsthand the brutality and grandeur of the Dark Continent, from the horror of the slave trade to the austere nobility of Islamic Timbuktu.

Scales of Gold: Book Four of the House of Niccolo House of Niccolo Series 4 #ad - With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire.

The year 1464 finds Nicholas back in Venice.

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