Caprice and Rondo: Book Seven of the House of Niccolo

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 11, 2010 - Fiction - 576 pages
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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.


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CAPRICE AND RONDO

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The seventh volume (To Lie with Lions, 1996; The Unicorn Hunt, 1994, etc,) chronicling the extraordinary adventures of Nicholas de Fleury, a Machiavellian 15th-century merchant who is, as this hefty ... Read full review

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User Review  - lorraine731 - LibraryThing

I find that the 7th book in the House of Niccolo is as wonderful and exciting as the first. When I finish the 8th book, Gemini, I know I will feel as though I have lost a friend and a witty companion ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Part IIIPOLOVTSIAN DANCES
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29

Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Part IICIRCASSIAN CIRCLE
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
Part IVREPRISE
Chapter 38
Chapter 39
Chapter 40
Chapter 41
Chapter 42
Chapter 43
Chapter 44
Books by Dorothy Dunnett
THE HOUSE OF NICCOLÒ SERIESBY DOROTHY DUNNETT
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Dorothy Dunnett is the author of many novels, including the six-volume Lymond Chronicles; King Hereafter; and the ongoing House of Niccolò sequence, of which Caprice and Rondo is Volume VII. Lady Dunnett and her husband live in Edinburgh.

Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles (The Game of Kings, Queens' Play, The Disorderly Knights, Pawn in Frankincense, The Ringed Castle, and Checkmate) are available in Vintage paperback.


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