The Game of Kings
The opening book in the world famous Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett's bestselling series. Lymond is back ... the whisper spreads quickly on that warm August night in 1547. Francis Crawford of Lymond, and outlawed rebel, is in Edinburgh again ... and his arrival in Scotland ignites a series of... show more
The opening book in the world famous Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett's bestselling series. Lymond is back ... the whisper spreads quickly on that warm August night in 1547. Francis Crawford of Lymond, and outlawed rebel, is in Edinburgh again ... and his arrival in Scotland ignites a series of explosive events. Against a background of political intrigue and violence, Lymond is tracking three men, one of whom holds the only answer he can give to the world, the parliaments and the men who condemned him.
Publish date: 1999-02-24
Publisher: penguin books ltd (2006)
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: The Lymond Chronicles (#1)
Series: The Lymond Chronicles #1 How to describe Game of Kings? The main character Lymond, aka Francis Crawford, is nastier than a rogue: he’s an outlaw with his own band of men who steal from the rich and give it to themselves, more or less. These are unsettled times, to put it mildly, with Engla...
3.5 stars, and, yes, I wish that I could justify more.I wanted to love this book. With the rest of the series already sitting on my shelf in the assumption that I would love it, imagine my surprise when I had to force myself to keep reading after the first 50 pages. If it hadn't come so highly recom...
What a wonderful book. Once one gets used to Dunnett's flowers language (which absolutely suits the book)one is transported into a world that's a combination of Sir Walter Scott and every 1950's Hollywood costumed historical film one has ever seen. All the clichés are there: drinking contests, trial...
It took me a while to warm to this novel of 16th Century Scotland, the first in a series, but one that could stand alone. I wouldn't call it a slog exactly--it's never dull, but it is at times difficult. It's written in omniscient with a lot of archaic vocabulary and spelling, Scottish dialect, snat...
Wow.I hadn't done that in a while. Staying up all night with a book is a pleasure when you have the morning to sleep in, not when your alarm rings before you've read the last page and you still haven't gone to bed. Last time I stayed up with a book - to the last page of a book - was in March, with (...
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