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The Game of Kings

Book One in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles

by Dorothy Dunnett

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 fre...
Publish Date
2019
May 13
Goodreads rating
4.19
ISBN
9780525565246
Tags
historical-fictionfiction
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Jun 21, 2009
I discovered this series of six difficult, complex historical novels about a character roving the world at the turn of the seventeenth century as my company was passing the critical 50-person inflection point. Lymond is a brilliant leader who isn't afraid of the opprobrium of his peers--he does the right thing, seeing further than those around him. He was a hero I aspired to emulate. The books are also just darn cool--the amount of historical scholarship packed into these stories is truly remarkable.     source