Review: Game of Kings, by Dorothy Dunnett

The Game of Kings (The Lymond Chronicles, #1)The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles, 1) by Dorothy Dunnett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Finally I got past the archaic language and just kept reading, and understand why my friends love this series. It’s excellent, and the good news is that I have five more books to read in it.

Mary Queen of Scots is but five years old, Henry Viii is dead and the English are invading Scotland to capture the child queen and raise her to be their young King’s bride and queen.  It’s a little-explored slice of history that is rife with drama.

This is like James Bond if he were even more suave, even sexier, even more dangerous, had more emotional depth and lived in the time of flounce and lace and dashing highwaymen on dark roads at midnight.  Adventure, betrayal, and a story that twists and turns.  As I said, now I understand.

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Filed under Books, England, Fiction & Literary, Goodreads, History, Reading, Scotland

3 responses to “Review: Game of Kings, by Dorothy Dunnett

  1. Always great to see other book bloggers loving Dorothy Dunnett. I only discovered her last year. I read the Lymond Chronicles then and now am slowly going through Niccolo.

    The DD companions help with the languages and obscure quotes!

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