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The Ringed Castle: The Lymond Chronicles - Historical Fiction
 
 

The Ringed Castle: The Lymond Chronicles - Historical Fiction [Kindle Edition]

Dorothy Dunnett
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The fifth volume of Dorothy Dunnett's bestselling series exploring the intricacies of sixteenth century history through the exploits of soldier of fortune Francis Crawford of Lymond. From the silken palace of Suleiman the Magnificent to the barbaric court of Ivan the Terrible: Lymond is bound for Russia, where he fights his way to a position second only to the young Tsar himself. It is a world away from his homeland, now sheltering Philippa Somerville, his wife in name only, and the childthey rescued in Constantinople. Forced to return as the Tsar's envoy to the intrigue of Mary Tudor's court, Lymond must face with the truth of his relationship with his bride, and also the implacable hostility of his old enemy Margaret Douglas.

About the Author

DOROTHY DUNNETT is the author of the Lymond Chronicles and the on-going House of Niccolo series. She was awarded the OBE for her services to literature in 1992. She is married to Sir Alastair Dunnett; they live in Edinburgh.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2118 KB
  • Print Length: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (28 Jan 1999)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00358VHWO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #26,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Lymond leaves Europe behind and goes to Russia with the expensive, ambitious and very beautiful courtesan who rescued him at the end of the last book. There he makes himself indispensable to the young and increasingly mad Tsar, Ivan (the Terrible). The men of St Mary's come to join him and they too are shocked at what Lymond is turning himself into - a man as cold, icy and frigid as the Russian landscape itself.

But then an English trade company come out to Russia and Lymond is forced to return with them to London, where the mysteries of his parentage are forced upon him and even he is forced to engage with human emotions again.

Startling, shocking and utterly compelling, it's almost impossible to believe that Dunneett could ever write anything better.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lymond 13 Jun 2013
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These books are now rarely available. I really love the Kindle edition as they are always where I can read them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
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A completely wonderful, educative, exciting, first-rate part of the Chronicles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 5 of 6 and still great 15 May 2014
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These are big books, great value for money even if you only read them once. I am happy to say that I will probably reread them on a yearly basis now that the comfort of kindle is available to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Again a masterpeice 16 Mar 2014
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Like others I have a paper copy of this book but 're reading this on the kindle has been a pleasure once again.I recommend Dunnett to anyone who wants an intelligent view of history .
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would give it a hundred if I could 17 Feb 2014
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I read this series back in the 70's (library books) , then again in the late 90's (paperbacks) and now I'm retired and reading it all again on my Kindle. I can't believe how many twists and turns I had forgotten. Wonderful, wonderful story with an historical basis so very plausible. I love the characters, the descriptions of everything, the woven story - magical and majestic. You need to start at the beginning with The Game of Kings though - not this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where I first met Francis Crawford 28 Jan 2014
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I picked up this book without realising it was the penultimate instalment in a series.That was years ago but I loved it so much, that not only did I have to go back and read the whole saga, I now measure all other authors against Dunnett.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So, now we go to Russia! 22 Jan 2014
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Probably my least favourite of the 6 books but still hugely interesting and gives time for various plot threads to develop.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought to re-read an old favourite, like visiting an old friend
Bought to re-read an old favourite, like visiting an old friend. Can recommend to anyone who enjoys a well written and exciting historical novel.
Published 1 month ago by Brownie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant fourth book in the lymond series
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I have spent years waiting for the next book to ...
I have spent years waiting for the next book to come out (over 30 yrs) and now no more- I could cry
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Gloria F Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars class act
Why Dunnett is not a household name I dont know,!
So erudite, educational with superb plotting and wonderful characters.. Read more
Published 10 months ago by PJ UK
5.0 out of 5 stars Lymond the Scottish hero
You need to read the whole series. Fantastic historical tale with its charismatic hero holds you right to the end.
Published 15 months ago by Painted Lady
5.0 out of 5 stars I have read the whole series and loved them all
The Dorothy Dunnett books have taken me back in space and time to places I couldn't have dreamed about and have led me to research people like Mary Queen of Scotts more closely.
Published 16 months ago by wendy carter
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ringed Castle
Not my favorite Lymond book but has interesting insights into medieval Russia and neccessary in the LYmond series. as well researched as all her books
Published 16 months ago by Kate Nightingale
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