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Yes, their are some poetic proses in Latin that I couldn’t understand. Just know that I chrojicles completely in love with the guy okay. With all that my curiosity, and my attempted guessing of figuring out who the hell was Francis Lymond and why was he a traitor of Scotland.

View all 17 comments. Man of mystery, gifted with intelligence and good looks. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

The detail of Renaissance Europe, and the Ottoman Empire which draws you in through her writing as though you, the reader are actually there chrnicles it. As I waded through a bewildering array of scenarios and characters, I gradually became enthralled.

In the months that follow Philippa recovers in body but not in spirit and is unable to engage in the physical relationship for which her husband longs. Yes, he is super smart, good looking, proficient with bow and sword, well read and a musical prodigy, but he is lymojd supposed to be an ordinary Joe or a farmboy with a secret identity and a prophecy to fulfill, he is a Renaissance man, a natural born leader, a hero of his time period.

Is it possible to go beyond their first-glance easiness and extract well-hidden references with the help of some sharp expertise? Yet when I got to it again, it rang my kymond brain like a bell because it turns out I did remember, I just remembered so far down it felt like it came from me. One of my favorite characters was a blind woman named Lady Christian Stewart who despite her affliction is brave and brilliant proving lgmond than a match for Lymond in a battle of wits.


The Game of Kings (The Lymond Chronicles, #1) by Dorothy Dunnett

I am really thinking about learning Latin now. This one is all about shades of lymodn. Otherwise you may well believe you are reading about three different persons, when it is really only one, or vice-versa. Jun 29, Jill rated it liked it Shelves: These books are wonderous, magnificent, unforgettable!!!!!! Some chronjcles meat and canna eat, And some wad eat drothy wanna, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sae the Lord lhmond thankit. I know some of my Goodreads friends would thrive in that environment.

Wikipedia mentions that the inception of the Lymond Chronicles came when Dunnett complained to her husband that she has run out of things to read, and he suggested she should write her own. Like Dumas, Dunnett has researched her settings and characters but reshaped them to focus on her protagonist and his story. Dorothy Dunnett is a master storyteller, and an exquisite wordsmith. I wanted to love this book. I mean c Ok, I don’t say this lightly but if one can make it through these books it will change your life.

The men below are obviouthly in colluthion too. Their personal memories of Scotland are combined with an anecdotal history interwoven with the legends and myths of one of the most beautiful countries on earth. But dunnett also have their darker sides. All the characters were three dimensional beings. View all 41 comments.

His despicable reputation makes all his interactions seem poised in shadow. Francis and his band of “merry men” immediately begin to wreak havoc, including setting fire to his brother’s estate after stealing the silver and holding the ladies including his mother at knife point for their jewelry. Yet I do think my vunnett review should stay as a testament to how brilliant the author is and how she plays with readers’ emotions.

In this first book in the legendary Lymond ChroniclesFrancis Crawford of Lymond, traitor, murderer, nobleman, returns to Scotland to redeem his reputation and save his home.

The Game of Kingsthe first story in The Lymond Chroniclessets dorotyy stage for what will be a sweeping saga filled with passion, courage, and the endless fight for freedom. Of course, you can ignore it and still move right along. The main character is the most complex, and is layered with so much hidden detail behind one sophisticated, witty, smart ass, blue-eyed charming face that left me wanting to know more and more.


From an historical fiction standpoint, Game of Kings is on a level of with the likes of Pillars of the Earth or Sarum.

The Lymond Chronicles Series

I haven’t in a long time wanted to stay up until the crack of dawn to read a book. View all 76 comments. I occasionally teach a graduate seminar on political ideas associated with the wars of religion of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Francis Crawford of Lymond, a disgraced nobleman accused of treason sneaks back into Scotland and thus the game begins to clear his name?

We are experiencing technical difficulties. So, to conclude, the book loses another star on account of the last points, and is left with three only. Her years in the harem and life at court have honed her abilities and she has become suitable partner for Lymond. If you are adventurous enough to begin this book, you will be encouraged with comments fr 3.

And so begins The Game of Kings. If you got chills hearing Laurent chastise Aimeric, wait until you hear Lymond rip apart his foes with the glorious fury of his words.

The Game of Kings

Lymond wrangles an appointment as special French ambassador to the Sublime Porte in order to seek out and destroy Graham Mallett who is now working for the Turks. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. View all 14 comments.

Stately clan matron Sybilla Coulter, fiery Irish wife Mariotta Coulter, no-nonsense Lady Buccleuth, romantically challenged thirteen year old heiress Agnes Herries, malefic Margaret Douglas countess of Lennox, reliable and sensible Christian Stewart – they usually surpass their men in wit and fortitude.