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The Game of Kings - Dorothy Dunnett
The Game of Kings
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For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.The first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Game of Kings takes place in 1547. Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere... show more
For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.The first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Game of Kings takes place in 1547. Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason: Francis Crawford of Lymond.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679777434 (0679777431)
ASIN: 679777431
Publisher: Vintage Books
Pages no: 543
Edition language: English
Series: The Lymond Chronicles (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.5 Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
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...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
3.5 The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles 1) by Dorothy Dunnett
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...
MarkAlan
MarkAlan rated it
5.0 The Game of Kings
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...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles, 1)
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...
DayDreamer
DayDreamer rated it
5.0 The Game of Kings
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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