By Dorothy Dunnett
For the 1st time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available the us in caliber paperback editions.
The first ebook within the mythical Lymond Chronicles, Game of Kings occurs in 1547. Scotland has been humiliated through an English invasion and is threatened by means of machinations in other places past its borders, however it continues to be unfastened. mockingly, her freedom could depend upon a guy who stands accused of treason: Francis Crawford of Lymond.
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