The Game Of Kings

The Game Of Kings
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 528
Release: 1999-02-25
ISBN 10: 0141949279
ISBN 13: 9780141949277
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game Of Kings Book Review:

Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . . PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones. 'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement The Game of Kings is the first book in the series ----------------------------- 'I despised men who accepted their fate. I shaped mine twenty times and had it broken twenty times in my hands' It is 1547 and, after five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw - has at last come back to Edinburgh. But for many in an already divided Scotland, where conspiracies swarm around the infant Queen Mary like clouds of midges, he is not welcome. Lymond is wanted for treason and murder, and he is accompanied by a band of killers and ruffians who will only bring further violence and strife. Is he back to foment rebellion? Does he seek revenge on those who banished him? Or has he returned to clear his name? No one but the enigmatic Lymond himself knows the truth - and no one will discover it until he is ready . . . 'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention'New York Times 'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

The Game of Kings

The Game of Kings
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762327
ISBN 13: 9780307762320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game of Kings Book Review:

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 freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, posessed of a scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. In The Game of Kings, this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him to redeem his reputations even at the risk of his life.

The Game of Kings

The Game of Kings
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2019-05-14
ISBN 10: 9780525565246
ISBN 13: 0525565248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game of Kings Book Review:

Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett's legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. The first book in the series introduces Dunnett's unforgettable antihero as he returns to Scotland with a wild plan to redeem his reputation and save his home. The year is 1547. Scotland is clinging to independence after a humiliating English invasion. Paradoxically, the country's freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, with a scholar's erudition and a wicked tongue. Clawing his way back into a country that has outlawed him, and to a family that has turned its back on him, Lymond will prove that he has both the will and the cunning to clear his name and defend his people--no matter the cost.

The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings

The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings
Author: Laura Caine Ramsey J. D.
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781478260332
ISBN 13: 1478260335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings Book Review:

Enter undaunted the world of Dorothy Dunnett's first chef-d' vre, The GAME of KINGS. Exhaustively researched, this compilation follows the book page-by-page, providing useful translations, illustrations, lost definitions, and historical facts to faithfully shed light on the story. Designed to elucidate the mid-16th century for the 21st century reader, the Guide enriches one's experience of The Lymond Chronicles, providing deeper understanding and an appreciation for the discernment, subtlety, and scope of Dorothy Dunnett's extraordinary writing."

Queens Play

Queens  Play
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762378
ISBN 13: 9780307762375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queens Play Book Review:

This second book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots. Though she is only a little girl, the Queen is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France. It is to France that Lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intact.

The Ruin of Kings

The Ruin of Kings
Author: Jenn Lyons
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1250175496
ISBN 13: 9781250175496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ruin of Kings Book Review:

A Kirkus Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy pick for 2019! A Library Journal Best Book of 2019! An NPR Favorite Book of 2019! "Everything epic fantasy should be: rich, cruel, gorgeous, brilliant, enthralling and deeply, deeply satisfying. I loved it."—Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians When destiny calls, there's no fighting back. Kihrin grew up in the slums of Quur, a thief and a minstrel's son raised on tales of long-lost princes and magnificent quests. When he is claimed against his will as the missing son of a treasonous prince, Kihrin finds himself at the mercy of his new family's ruthless power plays and political ambitions. Practically a prisoner, Kihrin discovers that being a long-lost prince is nothing like what the storybooks promised. The storybooks have lied about a lot of other things, too: dragons, demons, gods, prophecies, and how the hero always wins. Then again, maybe he isn't the hero after all. For Kihrin is not destined to save the world. He's destined to destroy it. Jenn Lyons begins the Chorus of Dragons series with The Ruin of Kings, an epic fantasy novel about a man who discovers his fate is tied to the future of an empire. "It's impossible not to be impressed with the ambition of it all . . . a larger-than-life adventure story about thieves, wizards, assassins and kings to dwell in for a good long while."—The New York Times A Chorus of Dragons 1: The Ruin of Kings 2: The Name of All Things 3: The Memory of Souls At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Way of Kings

The Way of Kings
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN 10: 1429992808
ISBN 13: 9781429992800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Kings Book Review:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings, Book One of the Stormlight Archive begins an incredible new saga of epic proportion. Roshar is a world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars were fought for them, and won by them. One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, who traded his medical apprenticeship for a spear to protect his little brother, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable. Brightlord Dalinar Kholin commands one of those other armies. Like his brother, the late king, he is fascinated by an ancient text called The Way of Kings. Troubled by over-powering visions of ancient times and the Knights Radiant, he has begun to doubt his own sanity. Across the ocean, an untried young woman named Shallan seeks to train under an eminent scholar and notorious heretic, Dalinar's niece, Jasnah. Though she genuinely loves learning, Shallan's motives are less than pure. As she plans a daring theft, her research for Jasnah hints at secrets of the Knights Radiant and the true cause of the war. The result of over ten years of planning, writing, and world-building, The Way of Kings is but the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive, a bold masterpiece in the making. Speak again the ancient oaths: Life before death. Strength before weakness. Journey before Destination. and return to men the Shards they once bore. The Knights Radiant must stand again. Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson The Cosmere The Stormlight Archive The Way of Kings Words of Radiance Edgedancer (Novella) Oathbringer The Mistborn trilogy Mistborn: The Final Empire The Well of Ascension The Hero of Ages Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series Alloy of Law Shadows of Self Bands of Mourning Collection Arcanum Unbounded Other Cosmere novels Elantris Warbreaker The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians The Scrivener's Bones The Knights of Crystallia The Shattered Lens The Dark Talent The Rithmatist series The Rithmatist Other books by Brandon Sanderson The Reckoners Steelheart Firefight Calamity At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 3264
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN 10: 0345529065
ISBN 13: 9780345529060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Game of Thrones 4 Book Bundle Book Review:

The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings
Author: C.E. Morgan
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 0307375722
ISBN 13: 9780307375728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sport of Kings Book Review:

The daring, inventive novel (a sprawling family saga set in Kentucky that combines southern gothic with the drama of horse racing) from a brilliant young author named one of The New Yorker's "20 Best Writers Under 40." Here is the ambitious, strikingly original, and dazzling new novel from a young writer whose first novel, All the Living, received passionate praise and rave reviews, and earned her one of the highly coveted spots on The New Yorker's list of the "20 Best Writers Under 40" alongside such peers as Karen Russell, Wells Tower, Téa Obreht, and Dinaw Mengestu. But where that first novel had startling ambition and scope yet strictly contained its remarkable energy within notably spare language and a pared-down setting and time frame, this new novel's energy bursts out of the gate running and gallops through generations, consuming a multitude of characters and plots. The title The Sport of Kings refers to horse racing, and the novel centres itself within that world: a connected web of humans and animals, as well as a fertile patch of land, in the heart of Kentucky. With breathtaking fluency, C.E. Morgan puts us inside the consciousness of an extraordinary range of characters who inhabit that patch of land through the years: an adolescent trying to grow up under the withering gaze of his landowner father; a brilliant black woman struggling with her seeming fate to be a household servant; a whip-smart boy who grows up in the ghetto but seeks to know more about his mysterious origins; and a girl whose uncompromising love of her family's legacy leads her to gamble with her own life. C.E. Morgan's writing has been compared to that of Marilynne Robinson and James Salter, and her ability to articulate moments fleetingly observed or sudden subtle changes in tenor and mood has a similar effect of mingled surprise and inevitability. This is writing that, even in its wildest and most southern-gothic moments, contains both the ring of truth and the thrill of discovery.

King Of Kings

King Of Kings
Author: Betty Shreffler
Publsiher: Betty Shreffler
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-08-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King Of Kings Book Review:

I told myself I didn't want her. Didn't need her. But it was all lies. I craved her touch. Craved the way her sweet red lips took away the pain. Yet I knew I couldn't have her. Not when my enemies are determined to put a bullet in my back. They believe the way to get to me is through her. Coming for her will be their downfall. As the President of the Kings MC, there's one thing I'm known for--doing whatever it takes to protect the ones I love. I'll fight until I have nothing left to give. Until she and my family are safe. I'm not preparing for battle. I'm preparing to end the war. My choices might be the death of me. But if the scars on my body and heart have taught me anything, it's that love is worth the sacrifice. Fall for the men of the Kings MC and experience an intense, emotionally raw, and thigh-clenching wild ride! Books in the Kings MC Romances 1. Castle of Kings 2. Clipped Wings 3. King of Kings

The Grace of Kings

The Grace of Kings
Author: Ken Liu
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1481424297
ISBN 13: 9781481424295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grace of Kings Book Review:

One of the Time 100 Best Fantasy Books Of All Time Two men rebel together against tyranny—and then become rivals—in this first sweeping book of an epic fantasy series from Ken Liu, recipient of Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards. Hailed as one of the best books of 2015 by NPR. Wily, charming Kuni Garu, a bandit, and stern, fearless Mata Zyndu, the son of a deposed duke, seem like polar opposites. Yet, in the uprising against the emperor, the two quickly become the best of friends after a series of adventures fighting against vast conscripted armies, silk-draped airships, and shapeshifting gods. Once the emperor has been overthrown, however, they each find themselves the leader of separate factions—two sides with very different ideas about how the world should be run and the meaning of justice. Fans of intrigue, intimate plots, and action will find a new series to embrace in the Dandelion Dynasty.

Legacy of Kings

Legacy of Kings
Author: Eleanor Herman
Publsiher: Harlequin
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 1460398432
ISBN 13: 9781460398432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Legacy of Kings Book Review:

Royalty. Magic. Love. Betrayal. It's in Their Blood. Alexander, Macedon's sixteen-year-old heir, is on the brink of discovering his fated role in conquering the known world. Katerina must navigate the dark secrets of court life while keeping hidden her own mission: kill the queen. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess, seeks the deadly Spirit Eaters to alter her destiny.

A Clash of Kings The Graphic Novel Volume Two

A Clash of Kings  The Graphic Novel  Volume Two
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 0440423252
ISBN 13: 9780440423256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Clash of Kings The Graphic Novel Volume Two Book Review:

"As chaos grips Westeros, a flaming red comet continues to burn a crimson path across the sky. Some see this fiery herald as a sign of their impending victory. Others see it as a mark of the blood and terror that will soon engulf this divided kingdom. But one thing is certain: None of the six contenders who seek either the Iron Throne, or the lands their ancestors once held as kings, are willing to back down. And as factions scatter or come together, there are many witnesses to the unrest that is to come."--Provided by publisher.

A Clash of Kings The Graphic Novel Volume One

A Clash of Kings  The Graphic Novel  Volume One
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1984817469
ISBN 13: 9781984817464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Clash of Kings The Graphic Novel Volume One Book Review:

The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon’s two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

Pawn in Frankincense

Pawn in Frankincense
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 030776236X
ISBN 13: 9780307762368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pawn in Frankincense Book Review:

In this fourth book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Francis Crawford of Lymond desperately searches the Ottoman empire for his kidnapped child. Somewhere within the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman empire, a child is hidden. Now his father, Francis Crawford of Lymond, soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility, is searching for him while ostensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan. At stake is the political order of three continents, for Lymond's child is a pawn in a cutthroat game whose gambits include treason, enslavement, and murder. In that game's final move, which is played inside the harem of the Topkapi palace, Lymond will come face to face with his most implacable enemy and the dreadful ambiguities of his own nature. With a Foreword by the author.

The Book of Kings

The Book of Kings
Author: James Thackara
Publsiher: Overlook Books
Total Pages: 773
Release: 2000-03
ISBN 10: 9781585670505
ISBN 13: 1585670502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Kings Book Review:

In this electrifying grand-scale novel set on the eve of the Nazi invasion of Europe, the idyllic student life of four friends in Paris gives way to the frenzy of war.

Caprice and Rondo

Caprice and Rondo
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762289
ISBN 13: 9780307762283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Caprice and Rondo Book Review:

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.

To Lie with Lions

To Lie with Lions
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2010-08-11
ISBN 10: 0307762424
ISBN 13: 9780307762429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Lie with Lions Book Review:

The sixth volume in the popular The House of Niccolo series, this vivid novel of the 15th century centers on Nicholas vander Poele who, in 1471, is acclaimed by all the great courts of Europe, but whose personal life is tumultuous. He and his passionate rival--his wife--embark on a deadly competition for control of their mutual destiny.

Sea of Kings

Sea of Kings
Author: Melissa Hope
Publsiher: North Star Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1631634445
ISBN 13: 9781631634444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Kings Book Review:

When their island kingdom falls under siege, royal brothers Noa and Dagan must follow a magical map and confront the legendary one-eyed pirate before evil takes over their world.

King Hereafter

King Hereafter
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2017-10-19
ISBN 10: 1405934417
ISBN 13: 9781405934411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King Hereafter Book Review:

'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention'New York Times THE REAL MACBETH . . . It is the eleventh century and in the isles of Orkney a young boy is born. He is named Thorfinn, baptized as Macbeth. To the north are the warring Vikings and south lies Alba - the Scottish mainland. Orkney is the prize in between, and an unlikely place from which a young man might launch a bid as ruler of a united Scotland. Yet Thorfinn is unlike other men. He has a warrior's courage and the wiliness of the underdog. By his side stands his wife Groa, as shrewd and valiant as her husband. Together they will navigate the treacherous waters of the new millennium, uniting a divided nation and birthing a legend that will survive a thousand years. Thorfinn Macbeth will be King Hereafter . . . 'Stunning' Washington Post