The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles #1)

The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles #1) 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. New Download eBook The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles #1) By Dorothy Dunnett – couponpromocode.us

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  • Paperback
  • 592 pages
  • The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles #1)
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • English
  • 07 February 2018
  • 0525565248

10 thoughts on “The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles #1)

  1. says:

    Attention Please ignore the word romance in the goodreads description I would argue that classification.I spent years trying to get anyone I knew to read this book just so I could talk about it with someone other than myself I ve even given it as a gift half a dozen times or so Useless They all whine it s too hard to follow with the classical references, obscure poetry, and French quotes I say the story stands on its own without the reader being as well read as dear Dorothy Or you could l Attention Please ignore the word romance in the goodreads description I would argue that classification.I spent years trying to get anyone I knew to read this book just so I could talk about it with someone other than myself I ve even giv...

  2. says:

    I despised men who accepted their fate I shaped mine twenty times and had it broken twenty times in my hands Bold words from a bold man Francis Crawford of Lymond has been accused of the most nefarious things deceit, treachery, rape, drunkenness, murder,and just so he will for sure hangtreason He has the same problem as Prince Harry of Wales does today He is the spare son, the second son The one that will have to make his own way while the grand Crawford estate goes to his older broth I despised men who accepted their fate I shape...

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    Re read 2017There was an Ewe had three lambs, and one of them was black What of it Sheep are commonly white does that make white unassailable, anythan the pure light of the sun before the prism How may a breed freshen except under mutation How improve its whiteness except by admitting a rogue cobalt to its candid meadows I do not normally re read novels, because if I read it ...

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    If you ever feel like you need a seriously mentally challenging book, I have the solution right here Game of Kings, first published in 1961, is an intricate, well plotted tale of the conflict between England and Scotland in 1547, when Mary Queen of Scots is a very young child, and the machinations of the various players in that conflict, especially Francis Crawford, called Lymond Lymond is a young man, exiled from Scotland for treason, who has now snuck back into the country and is busy making If you ever feel like you need a seriously mentally challenging book, I have the solution right here Game of Kings, first published in 1961, is an intricate, well plotted tale of the conflict between England and Scotland in 1547, when Mary Queen of Scots is a very young child, and the machinations of the various players in that conflict, especially Francis Crawford, called Lymond Lymond is a young man, exiled from Scotland for treason, who has now snuck back into the country and is busy making waves and causing trouble, for reasons that gradually are revealed Dorothy Dunnett uses chess terms as chapter titles and Middle English quotes about chess at the start of most chapters, and really this book is very much like one massive chess game, playe...

  5. says:

    In the hands of a less skilled writer, this could have been a real page turner The Game of Kings has all the ingredients to make it an irresistible read a romantic, handsome, complex hero, an exciting historical setting and era, family drama and politics, well researched details and vivid descriptions, intrigue and mystery.But like the hero, Lymond, the novel itself is in turns brilliant and frustrating Scotland, 1547 Diplomacy having failed, England has used force to bring Scotland into an In the hands of a less skilled writer, this could have been a real page turner The Game of Kings has all the ingredients to make it an irresistible read a romantic, handsome, complex hero, an exciting historical setting and era, family drama and politics, well researched details and ...

  6. says:

    This book, and how I feeeeeel about this book They demand flights of eloquence and rhetorical brilliance that I just don t have right now Or probably ever, if I m honest, not for this.It s only the second time I ve read this cover to cover But pieces of this book are graven into me Particular turns of phrase from scenes I ve read over again I despised men who accepted their fate I shaped mine twenty times and had it broken twenty times in my hands Andfundamental things I remembe This book, and how I feeeeeel about this book They demand flights of eloquence and rhetorical brilliance that I just don t have right now Or probably ever, if I m honest, not for this.It s only the second time I ve read this cover to cover But pieces of this book are graven into me Particular turns of phrase from scenes I ve read over again I despised men who accepted their fate I shaped mine twenty times and had it broken twenty times in my hands Andfundamental things I remembered the fact of Lymond s speech about patriotism, but not it s chilling, blazing content Yet when I got to it again, it rang my whole brain like a bell because it turns out I did remember, I just remembered so far down it felt like it came from me.It s a book with speeches, let me just repeat that.Okay, some actual content This is Scotland, 1547, conflict sparking with England, France circling It s a story of nations, but mostly it s about the lost son coming home, abou...

  7. says:

    Six stars out of five for Dorothy Dunnett She s in class of her own when it comes to historical fiction and, while I continue to enjoy the epics told by Bernard Cornwell or Patrick O Brian the ones I m currently in the middle of , I have to admit that in a celebrity deathmatch they would come second place to the Lymond Niccolo series Fans of the author tend towards unbridled enthusiasm witness the 4,42 median rating here on Goodreads the highest I ve come across so far, and the internati Six stars out of five for Dorothy Dunnett She s in class of her own when it comes to historical ...

  8. says:

    In order to clarify the situation with regard to said novel, let me first rehash what the two sides of the discussion have been saying Side What the fuck is this It s obscure Every time Lymond opens his mouth, I want to smack his face and make him eat his weird ancient references Side This book is brilliant Well if you were less lazy, now That s classics for you, lads You have to work a little to discover the gem Me chokes Now let s deconstruct something together, okay No cl In order to clarify the situation with regard to said novel, let me first rehash what the two sides of the discussion have been saying Side What the fuck is this It s obscure Every time Lymond opens his mouth, I want to smack his face and make him eat his weird ancient references Side This book is brilliant Well if you were less lazy, now That s classics for you, lads You have to work a little to discover the gem Me chokes Now let s deco...

  9. says:

    A massive BR with Alex, Amanda and great people in fab group for reading Dorothy Dunnett books Sigh IDK what happened for sure The Game of Kings has all I need for the historical treat, interesting historical spices, naughty and evil main character, some action, peculiar writing Hmmas long as I read Riyria Revelations along...

  10. says:

    I ve never liked those books and TV shows in which the writers felt that the readers need to have it all spelt out for them for a variety of reasons, mainly the assumption that they will miss it otherwise And then I found Dorothy Dunnett and met the other extreme of the dumbing it down for the masses spectrum That I didn t like it either is evident, but my issue isn t that she employs language that most of humanity won t get It s what it does to the narrative.I won t include here a summary o I ve never liked those books and TV shows in which the writers felt that the readers need to have it all spelt out for them for a variety of reasons, mainly the assumption that they will miss it otherwise And then I found Dorothy Dunnett and met the other extreme of the dumbing it down for the masses spectrum That I didn t like it either is evident, but my issue isn t that she employs language that most of humanity won t get It s what it does to the narrative.I won t include here a summary of the plot, there are excellent reviews out there that have done it better than I could instead I ll talk about my own impressions, not being experienced enough in reviewing to do much , and so I ll go point by point.THE PLOT The story starts interestingly enough, wren...

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