"The Dorothy Dunnett Companion"

♥ Book Title : The Dorothy Dunnett Companion
♣ Name Author : Elspeth Morrison
∞ Launching : 2007-12-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307428448
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307428443
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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Summary
"Dorothy Dunnett has earned worldwide acclaim for the masterful blending of historical fact and imagination in her two series of novels set in brilliantly reconstructed fifteenth- and sixteenth-century landscapes. The Dorothy Dunnett Companion II is an encyclopedic resource that completes and expands the reach of the first Companion in documenting the historical and literary riches of Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles and House of Niccolo novels. In this second guide, Elspeth Morrison not only covers the final three Niccolo novels for the first time, but also provides a wealth of additional information about all of the earlier novels and highlights the links between the two now-completed series. Once again, she illuminates the real figures and events and the cultural and literary allusions Dunnett weaves into her works, translating foreign phrases and offering up fascinating background details, from the history of golf and the argot of galley slaves to the uses of puffins and polar bears. Together with the first Companion, The Dorothy Dunnett Companion II provides a complete and essential guide to the world of Lymond and Niccolo. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"King Hereafter"

♥ Book Title : King Hereafter
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2017-10-19
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781405934411
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1405934417
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : l7UsDwAAQBAJ

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"'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention'New York Times THE REAL MACBETH . . . It is the eleventh century and in the isles of Orkney a young boy is born. He is named Thorfinn, baptized as Macbeth. To the north are the warring Vikings and south lies Alba - the Scottish mainland. Orkney is the prize in between, and an unlikely place from which a young man might launch a bid as ruler of a united Scotland. Yet Thorfinn is unlike other men. He has a warrior's courage and the wiliness of the underdog. By his side stands his wife Groa, as shrewd and valiant as her husband. Together they will navigate the treacherous waters of the new millennium, uniting a divided nation and birthing a legend that will survive a thousand years. Thorfinn Macbeth will be King Hereafter . . . 'Stunning' Washington Post "Scripts of | Penguin UK | Argument ..."

"The Game of Kings"

♥ Book Title : The Game of Kings
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 1963
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"Gemini"

♥ Book Title : Gemini
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307762337
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307762335
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : kDVgBZx2elUC

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"Scotland, 1477: Nicholas de Fleury, former banker and merchant, has re-appeared in the land that, four years earlier, he had brought very close to ruin in the course of an intense commercial and personal war with secret enemies--and, indeed, with his clever wife Gelis. Now the opportunity for redemption is at hand, but Nicholas soon finds himself pursuing his objectives amid a complex, corrosive power struggle centering on the Scottish royal family but closely involving the powerful merchants of Edinburgh, the gentry, the clergy, the English (ever seeking an excuse to pounce on their neighbor to the north), the French, the Burgundians. His presence soon draws Gelis and their son Jodi to Scotland, as well as Nicholas's companions and subordinates in many a past endeavor--Dr. Tobias and his wife Clémence, Mick Crackbene, John le Grant, and Andro Wodman among them. Here, too, Nicholas meets again with others who have had an influence, for good or evil, in his life: King James III of Scotland and his rebellious siblings; the St. Pols: Jordan, Simon, and young Henry; Mistress Bel of Cuthilgurdy and David de Salmeton; Anselm Adorne and Kathi his niece. Caught up in, and sometimes molding, the course of great events, Nicholas exhibits by turns the fierce silence with which he masks his secrets, and the explosive, willful gaiety that binds men, women, and children to him. And as the secrets of his birth and heritage come to light, Nicholas has to decide whether he desires to establish a future in Scotland for himself and his family, and a home for his descendants. Gemini brings to a dazzling conclusion Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolò series (synopsized in this volume), in which this peerless novelist has vividly re-created the dramatic, flamboyant world of the early Renaissance in historical writing of scrupulous authenticity and in the entrancing portrait of her visionary hero. Now, in a book infused with wit and poetry, emotion and humor, action and mystery, she brings Nicholas de Fleury at last to choose his heart's home, where he can exercise all his skills as an advisor to kings and statesmen, as a husband, a father, and a leader of men--and where, perhaps, we will discern a connection between him and that other remarkable personality, Francis Crawford, whose exploits Lady Dunnett recorded so memorably in The Lymond Chronicles. From the Trade Paperback edition. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"Scales of Gold"

♥ Book Title : Scales of Gold
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307762405
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307762408
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : lYLJtYinAEcC

Summary
"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 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. The year 1464 finds Nicholas back in Venice. Plagued by enemies bent on dissolving his assets and smearing his character, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth, home to a descendant of Sheba and Solomon, and the source of gold in such abundance that men prefer to barter in shells. 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. 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. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"Niccolo Rising"

♥ Book Title : Niccolo Rising
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307762351
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307762351
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : 80OhOxP6MY4C

Summary
"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, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the historical novel, presents The House of Niccolò series. 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. Niccolò Rising, Book One of the series, finds us in Bruges, 1460. Jousting is the genteel pastime, and successful merchants are, of necessity, polyglot. Street smart, brilliant at figures, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, 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. From a riotous and potentially murderous carnival in Flanders, to an avalanche in the Alps and a pitched battle on the outskirts of Naples, Niccolò Rising combines history, adventure, and high romance in the tradition stretching from Alexandre Dumas to Mary Renault. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"Queens' Play"

♥ Book Title : Queens' Play
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762378
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762375
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : CXeK15fDvlcC

Summary
"This second book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles follows Frances 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. 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. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"Pawn in Frankincense"

♥ Book Title : Pawn in Frankincense
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307762368
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 030776236X
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
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"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, Francis Crawford of Lymond, soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility, is searching for him while ostensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan. 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. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"Checkmate"

♥ Book Title : Checkmate
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762297
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762290
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : I6RMY2zVLEQC

Summary
"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. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"The Disorderly Knights"

♥ Book Title : The Disorderly Knights
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762300
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762306
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : Z6HLpVJ2WJ0C

Summary
"This third volume in The Lymond Chronicles, the highly renowned series of historical novels takes place in 1551, when Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, 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. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"Caprice and Rondo"

♥ Book Title : Caprice and Rondo
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762289
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762283
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : rBHz1nIIbZoC

Summary
"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 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. Winter 1474 finds Nicholas exiled in the frozen port of Danzig, Poland. His Machiavellian exploits in Scotland have cost him friends and family--not to mention countless riches. As the ice melts, temptations arise. Will he assist the Muslim Prince Uzum Hasan against the Turks? Will he lose himself among the secret, scented gardens of the Crimea in the arms of a close friend's bride? As Nicholas pursues his future, his estranged wife, Gelis, seeks the truth about his past, only to discover the secret identity of his latest comrade in arms--a tantalizing ghost from the past poised to deal him the crowning death blow. Shimmering with detail, alive with intrigue, Caprice and Rondo is Dorothy Dunnett's quicksilver evocation of a world where joy is fleeting, love is unexpected, and truth the rarest commodity of all. From the Trade Paperback edition. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."

"The Game of Kings"

♥ Book Title : The Game of Kings
♣ Name Author : Dorothy Dunnett
∞ Launching : 2010-08-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0307762327
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780307762320
⊕ Number Pages : Total sheet
♮ News id : WsuZM9i_pIgC

Summary
"In this first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Francis Crawford of Lymond, traitor, murderer, nobleman, 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. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapgrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, posessed of a scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. 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. "Scripts of | Vintage | Argument ..."