The Game of Kings
The questions, discussion topics, book descriptions, and author biography are designed to enhance your group's reading and discussion of Dorothy Dunnett's six bestselling novels in the Lymond Chronicles. We hope they will enrich your experience of these imaginative and adventuresome works of historical fiction. First set in sixteenth-century Scotland following a disastrous war with England, the Lymond novels have as their hero Francis Crawford of Lymond, a nobleman and soldier of fortune possessed of a scholar's erudition, an elastic sense of morals, and the tongue of a poet. The six novels take this compellingly charismatic figure on a perilous and colorful tour through the glittering courts and power centers of sixteenth-century Europe. To these novels, Dorothy Dunnett brings an effortless narrative mastery, in-depth human portraiture, and an uncanny ability to reanimate the past. The Lymond novels are works of marvelous intelligence and pure enchantment, adventures for both the heart and mind.
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THE GAME OF KINGSUser Review - Kirkus
Dorothy Dunnett has written one of the most elegantly attired and excitingly conceived historical novels of the season. This long and lively chronicle of mid-sixteenth century Scotland runs the gamut ... Read full review
The game of kingsUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Published in 1966, 1961, 1969, and 1964, respectively, these four volumes are the first in Dunnett's popular "Lymond Chronicles," which follows the various adventures of Scottish nobleman Francis ... Read full review