The Game Of Kings

The Game Of Kings
Publisher Penguin UK
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Category Fiction
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9780141949277
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . . PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones. 'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement The Game of Kings is the first book in the series ----------------------------- 'I despised men who accepted their fate. I shaped mine twenty times and had it broken twenty times in my hands' It is 1547 and, after five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw - has at last come back to Edinburgh. But for many in an already divided Scotland, where conspiracies swarm around the infant Queen Mary like clouds of midges, he is not welcome. Lymond is wanted for treason and murder, and he is accompanied by a band of killers and ruffians who will only bring further violence and strife. Is he back to foment rebellion? Does he seek revenge on those who banished him? Or has he returned to clear his name? No one but the enigmatic Lymond himself knows the truth - and no one will discover it until he is ready . . . 'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention'New York Times 'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

The Game Of Kings
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1999-02-25

Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . . PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones. 'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.'

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The Game of Kings
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11

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

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The Game of Kings
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-05-14

Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett's legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. The first book in the series introduces Dunnett's unforgettable antihero as he returns to Scotland with a wild plan

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Queens  Play
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11

This second book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles follows Francis 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

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The Way of Kings
  • Author : Brandon Sanderson
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2010-08-31

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped

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Caprice and Rondo
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11

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

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A Clash of Kings  The Graphic Novel  Volume Two
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2019-10

"As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing

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The Ruin of Kings
  • Author : Jenn Lyons
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05

A Kirkus Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy pick for 2019! A Library Journal Best Book of 2019! An NPR Favorite Book of 2019! "Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians When destiny calls, there's no fighting

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The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings
  • Author : Laura Caine Ramsey J. D.
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-10-02

Enter undaunted the world of Dorothy Dunnett's first chef-d' vre, The GAME of KINGS. Exhaustively researched, this compilation follows the book page-by-page, providing useful translations, illustrations, lost definitions, and historical facts to faithfully shed light on the story. Designed to elucidate the mid-16th century for the 21st century reader,

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Pawn in Frankincense
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11

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

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Legacy of Kings
  • Author : Eleanor Herman
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2016-05-01

Royalty. Magic. Love. Betrayal. It's in Their Blood. Alexander, Macedon's sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world. Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths

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The Book of Kings
  • Author : James Thackara
  • Publisher : Overlook Books
  • Release Date : 2000-03

In this electrifying grand-scale novel set on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Europe, the idyllic student life of four friends in Paris gives way to the frenzy of war.

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The Grace of Kings
  • Author : Ken Liu
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07

Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless

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A Clash of Kings  The Graphic Novel  Volume One
  • Author : George R. R. Martin
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02

The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’

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To Lie with Lions
  • Author : Dorothy Dunnett
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11

The sixth volume in the popular The House of Niccolo series, this vivid novel of the 15th century centers on Nicholas vander Poele who, in 1471, is acclaimed by all the great courts of Europe, but whose personal life is tumultuous. He and his passionate rival--his wife--embark on a deadly competition

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