Race Of Scorpions: The House of Noccolo

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Penguin Adult, 1989 - Fiction - 560 pages
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This is the third book in the "House of Niccolo" series. Set in 15th-century Cyprus, this novel continues the saga of Nicholas van der Poel, international mercenary who started out as a dyer's apprentice, as he plays for the highest stakes with the greatest super-powers in Europe.

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User Review  - devilish2 - LibraryThing

A journey to Cyprus, a courtesan, political and business intrigue, the usual Niccolo. You are never entirely sure who is on which side until the very end. Which I both like and dislike. I like it ... Read full review

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User Review  - jkdavies - LibraryThing

Book 3 of the Niccolo series, and we are just about starting to root for Niccolo, who on the whole seems to have come back from Trebizond having tried his best for the Charetty company; only to be met ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

Dorothy Dunnett is best known for her two superb series of historical fiction - The Lymond Chronicles, and The House of Niccolo - set in the 15th and 16th centuries and ranging all over Europe and the Mediterranean while being anchored in Scotland, and for King Hereafter, the 11th century story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney whom Dorothy believed was also King Macbeth. She died 9 November 2001.

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