As of August 11th, all of Dorothy Dunnett's books are now available in eBook format from Vintage. Dunnett was born in in Dunfermline. DOROTHY DUNNETT was born in in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Her first novel, The Game of Kings, was published in She published 22 books in. Editorial Reviews. Review. "A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two. Dorothy Dunnett. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ rieverkoratou.gq
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Not in United States? Choose your country's store to see books available for download. Scotland, Nicholas de Fleury, former banker and merchant, has re-appeared in the land that, four years earlier, he had brought very close to ruin in the course of an intense commercial and personal war with secret enemies—and, indeed, with his clever wife Gelis.
Now the opportunity for redemption is at hand, but Nicholas soon finds himself pursuing his objectives amid a complex, corrosive power struggle centering on the Scottish royal family but closely involving the powerful merchants of Edinburgh, the gentry, the clergy, the English ever seeking an excuse to pounce on their neighbor to the north , the French, the Burgundians.
His presence soon draws Gelis and their son Jodi to Scotland, as well as Nicholas's companions and subordinates in many a past endeavor—Dr. Here, too, Nicholas meets again with others who have had an influence, for good or evil, in his life: Caught up in, and sometimes molding, the course of great events, Nicholas exhibits by turns the fierce silence with which he masks his secrets, and the explosive, willful gaiety that binds men, women, and children to him.
And as the secrets of his birth and heritage come to light, Nicholas has to decide whether he desires to establish a future in Scotland for himself and his family, and a home for his descendants.
Who Buries the Dead. The Dorothy Dunnett Companion. Elspeth Morrison. Why Kings Confess. What Darkness Brings. When Maidens Mourn. River of Stars. Guy Gavriel Kay.
Sailing to Sarantium. The Spider and the Stone. Glen Craney. Lord of Emperors. The Serpent Sword. Matthew Harffy. When Falcons Fall. A Banquet of Consequences. Elizabeth George. A Shilling for Candles. Josephine Tey. The Anatomist's Apprentice. Tessa Harris. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall. Diana Gabaldon. Where the Dead Lie. The Lions of Al-Rassan. Fools and Mortals. Bernard Cornwell.
A Novel. Michael Crummey. Why Kill the Innocent. A Legacy of Spies. A Great Reckoning. Louise Penny. The Firebird. Susanna Kearsley.
The Nature of the Beast.
Past Tense. Lee Child. An Outlander Novella. Edward Rutherfurd. The Space Between: The Flame Bearer. In a House of Lies. Ian Rankin. The English Spy. Daniel Silva. How the Light Gets In. The Miniaturist.
Jessie Burton. Bring Up the Bodies. Hilary Mantel.
The Paying Guests. Sarah Waters. The Saxon Tales Collection: Books Warriors of the Storm. The Long Way Home. Written in My Own Heart's Blood. Dark Fire. Glass Houses. The Midnight Line. Who Slays the Wicked. Anthony Trollope. Penumbra's Hour Bookstore. Robin Sloan.
Mightier Than the Sword. Jeffrey Archer. The Rose Garden. His palm remained cupped towards him. Then he drew his wrist back and let it dangle.
Below the ring, blood appeared on the floor. He is, for all intents and purposes, owned by Marian de Charetty, the widow who has had to be in charge of their dye business until her son Felix is old enough to take over. Claes has been raised with Felix, and though the heir enjoys ordering Claes about, they are more friends than master and servant. The interesting wrinkle to all of this is that Claes sprung from the loins of a de Fleury.
He is a bastard, and as the story evolves, we will discover that his father adds yet another dimension to the back history of Claes.
He is the Horatio Alger of 15th century Bruges, and the reader will enjoy seeing Claes the fool evolve into Nicholas, or when he is in Italy Niccolo, and become a much sought after consultant in the power struggles between kings, princes, and aristocracy.
In the early chapters, one could wonder how he will ever get there. He makes long lasting enemies at such an alarming clip that I began to wonder how he was going to live long enough to be the protagonist in eight books.
Women sigh when he passes, and men shake their heads. He creates these situations that seem like they are just elaborate pranks, but as we get to know Claes better, we start to understand that there is a bigger purpose behind almost everything he does.
He may be acting out, but he is also learning how people react to the situations he creates. The most dangerous enemy he makes is Jordan de Riberac, the man with the quartz ring who marks him for life.
The scar is like an ownership brand. Every time Claes looks in the mirror, he will see what Riberac has done to him. She has been sent to Bruges to find a husband.
She rejects Simon because he is an ass. His father, an even bigger ass, also attempts to force a marriage on her. She had also loosened her hair from its night-pleat.