Race Of Scorpions: The House of Niccolo 3

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 27, 2000 - 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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Frequently described as the finest historical fiction writer of her time, Dorothy Dunnett earned worldwide acclaim for her blend of scholarship and imagination. She is best known for her two superb series of historical fiction - The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo - set in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and ranging across Europe and the Mediterranean, and for King Hereafter, the eleventh-century story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney whom Dorothy believed was also King Macbeth. In 1992, Dorothy Dunnett was awarded the OBE for her services to literature, and in 2014 Dunnett's most enduring hero, Francis Crawford of Lymond, was voted Scotland's favourite literary character - beating the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Ivanhoe. Dunnett died 9 November 2001, having sold half a million copies internationally.

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