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ISBN: 0848813022
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Language: English
Publisher: Amereon Ltd; Reprint ed. edition (June 1, 2010)
Pages: 529
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
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The ringed castle, Dorothy Dunnett. p. cm. Sequel to Pawn in frankincense. The lymond chronicles. FOREWORD BY Dorothy Dunnett

The ringed castle, Dorothy Dunnett. FOREWORD BY Dorothy Dunnett. When, a generation ago, I sat down before an old Olivetti typewriter, ran through a sheet of paper, and typed a title, The Game of Kings, I had no notion of changing the course of my life. I wished to explore, within several books, the nature and experiences of a classical hero: a gifted leader whose star-crossed career, disturbing, hilarious, dangerous, I could follow in finest detail for ten years. And I wished to set him in the age of the Renaissance.

Dorothy Dunnett was born in 1923 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Her time at Gillespie's High School for Girls overlapped with that of the novelist Muriel Spark.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Dorothy Dunnett was born in 1923 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. From 1940-1955, she worked for the Civil Service as a press officer.

The Lymond Chronicles is a series of six novels written by Dorothy Dunnett and first published between 1961 and 1975. The six volumes follow the life and career of the charismatic Francis Crawford of Lymond, the younger son of the Crawfords of Culter, members of the landed aristocracy of the Scottish Lowlands

The Ringed Castle book. Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible

The Ringed Castle book. Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible. Francis Crawford of Lymond moves to Muscovy, where he becomes advisor and general to the half-mad tsar.

Dorothy Dunnett was born in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible. Yet even as Lymond tries to civilize a court that is still frozen in the attitudes of the Middle Ages, forces in England conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes. Dorothy Dunnett was born in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric . This mystery is told from the point of view of the 'Bird'; Tina Rossi, a famous coloratura soprano who arrives to sing at the Edinburgh Festival, only to find a murder victim in a cupboard, whilst at the same time her lover, top scientist Kenneth Homes, has gone missing.

The Ringed Castle begins book in the series as Philippa returns home to England a very self assured young woman .

The Ringed Castle begins book in the series as Philippa returns home to England a very self assured young woman and Francis has hitched his wagon to the mysterious Guzel and heads to Russia to bring Tsar Ivan and his army out of the dark ages with the aid of Francis' highly trained mercenary corps. I am dying to read the last book in the series, Checkmate: Sixth in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles and anxiously await the answers to just who fathered Francis Crawford of Lymond. Misfit, May 12, 2009.

ACCLAIM FOR Dorothy Dunnett’s LYMOND CHRONICLES Dunnett is a name to conjure with. Washington Post Book World. Her work exemplifies the best the genre can offer. It combines the accuracy of exhaustive historical. With shrewd psychological insight and a rare gift of narrative and descriptive power, Dorothy Dunnett reveals the color, wit, lushnes. nd turbulent intensity of one of Europe’s greatest eras. Raleigh News and Observer. Splendidly colored scene. lways exciting, dangerous, fascinating.

Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are out in Audiobook format in the UK, US and other markets. Vintage Books & Anchor Books.

For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.

Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible. Francis Crawford of Lymond moves to Muscovy, where he becomes advisor and general to the half-mad tsar. Yet even as Lymond tries to civilize a court that is still frozen in the attitudes of the Middle Ages, forces in England conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes.

Comments:

Berkohi
"Not to every young girl is it given to enter the harem of the Sultan of Turkey and return to her homeland a virgin." Now that's what I call an attention getting opening! The Ringed Castle begins book #5 in the series as Philippa returns home to England a very self assured young woman and Francis has hitched his wagon to the mysterious Guzel and heads to Russia to bring Tsar Ivan and his army out of the dark ages with the aid of Francis' highly trained mercenary corps.

As Francis treads the treacherous waters of the Russian court and political intrigues, there is a traitor amongst his troop who has been hired to kill him. At the same time, Philippa is called to court to serve as lady in waiting to Mary Tudor and the delightfully evil Countess Margaret Lennox continues her intrigues against Francis and Philippa. Eventually Francis is ordered by the Tsar to leave Russia, and after a harrowing sail through the dangerous waters of the northern seas Francis comes to London as part of Russia's trade embassy. There he is reunited with his wife, Philippa, who has stumbled across a long hidden mystery regarding Francis' paternity.

As with the first four books in the series, Francis Crawford is a fascinating hero, and is as suave, debonair, flawed and fascinating as only a 16th Century version of James Bond could be. While I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I didn't find it as fast paced as the previous four, particularly the time spent in Russia, although necessary to set up the rest of the story. What I very much enjoyed was the maturation of Philippa and she has become the perfect foil for Lymond, she matched word for word in all their verbal battles and was the highlight of the book. I am dying to read the last book in the series, Checkmate: Sixth in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles and anxiously await the answers to just who fathered Francis Crawford of Lymond. Five stars.
Swordsong
Dorothy Dunnett can twist a tale designed to keep you up at night, in the morning, afternoon, and nighttime too...and The Ringed Castle is no different. Having made himself unwelcome in relatively civilized Western Europe, Lymond heads to Russia to organize and train Ivan the Terrible's soldiers. In the meantime, his casually picked-up wife get attached to the household of Queen Mary Tudor, amid Spanish and English testosterone. Oy. Somehow it all works out to an amazing, thrilling denouement.

Densely researched, meticulously written, and a great deal of good reading fun.

Liz7bee

P.S. you can read any of Dorothy's books out of order, but I can guarantee that you will end up reading them IN order once you get started!
Error parents
All of the Dunnett books of the Lymond series are worth every penny. Dorothy shows you the real world and everyday life of the people of the 16th century set in a great romance. Her way of writing is almost musical and reads very easily. They are books that you read over and over again and are never bored.
Onetarieva
No one writes better than Dunnett! I am a lifelong fan from the first time I struggled through her book " Queen's Play", then doubled back and read from beginning to end of the series. Exhilarating! Terrifying, and oh so wonderful..it's also a learning experience.. I had to reserach many of the references, but that made it more appealing ...reading, learning, stretching one's imagination, and then on again to the next book
Sagda
I love all Dorothy Dunnett's novels; I have all of them in a variety of forms--mostly hardback--and I re-read them at least annually. The Ringed Castle is the 5th in the Lymond series, and it is perhaps, my favorite, although once I re-read the others, I'm sure I'll change my mind.

The story is very well researched and written; the characters are so well written, I feel like they are truly alive, and not fictional.

I recommend all of Dorothy Dunnett's books. If you're a fan of historical fiction, you won't be disappointed.
Mamuro
This is a must read. It can be read on its own as the author fills in most of the blanks but you will enjoy it more if you go back and read the entire series in order. I was satisfied with the ending, but wish she had written more. It is one of those stories that you don't want to put down and as much as I liked it, the author didn't tie up all of the lose ends other than for the main characters, The end felt a little rushed, but this is a well written series over all from a great author.
Rindyt
Reading on the kindle makes it more breathtaking, for I can look up words that are used in senses I never thought existed (but I don't know much at all about the uses of old English or scots anyway, but still). The scenes come to life and I can see the action unfolding in my mind's eye. This becomes a necessity in order to follow the dialogues at times and following the dialogues and the movements of the characters is also important. The denouements are always surprising, yet always in some small way have been mentioned in the story leading up.
These books are my guilty pleasure.
Prompt and professional. Recommend. A+A+A+

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