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Lymond Chronicles Series

Dorothy Dunnett
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans.
 
In 1547, Francis Crawford of Lymond is disgraced and newly escaped from captivity. Returning to his beloved Scotland, he soon embarks on a fantastic journey that will take him from the decadent French Court to the battlegrounds of crusading knights in Malta, from the hidden palaces of the Ottoman Empire to the frozen vastness of Ivan the Terrible’s Russia—a quest which will require him to risk everything in order to redeem his reputation and protect his homeland.
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Lymond Chronicles Series : Titles in Order

Book 6
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. In the series’ stunning conclusion, Francis Crawford of Lymond leads an army against England—and a final fight against the enemies that would like nothing more than to see this resilient Scottish rogue, and all that he loves, permanently vanquished.
 
It is now 1557 and Lymond has returned to France to marshal forces in the Scottish struggle against England. But even as he attains brilliant success on the battlefield, his haunted past becomes a subject of intense interest to both sides. For whoever knows the secret of Lymond’s parentage possesses the power to control him—or destroy him. With his country, his family, his great love, and his very life at stake, it’s time for Lymond to make his final moves.
Book 5
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. In the series’ fifth volume, Francis Crawford of Lymond exiles himself to the brutal Russia of Ivan the Terrible, only to find he can’t outrun others’ lethal ploys—or his own past.
 
Still reeling from the traumatic events of Pawn in Frankincense, Lymond decides to flee from them, moving to Muscovy, where he becomes advisor and general to the half-mad tsar. He swiftly finds himself battling a Cossack prince and Crimean Tartars. Yet even as Lymond tries to navigate the machinations of a dangerous and unfamiliar royal court, unseen forces conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes. Lymond’s past is catching up to him, and inevitably it will compel him to return to face the family he’s forsaken, the woman he imprudently married, and the country that still owns him, body and soul.
Book 4
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. In this fourth book in the series, Francis Crawford of Lymond embarks on a desperate and deadly journey in search of his kidnapped child.
 
Somewhere within the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman Empire, a little boy is hidden. Now his father, Francis Crawford of Lymond, soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility, is searching for him while ostensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan. At stake is the political order of three continents, for Lymond’s child is a pawn in a cutthroat game whose gambits include treason, enslavement, and murder. In the game’s final move, which is played inside the harem of the Topkapi palace, Lymond will come face to face with his most implacable enemy, and the dreadful ambiguities of his own nature.
Book 3
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. In this third volume of the series, Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta to assist an order of crusading knights in defending the island against the Turks—only to discover that the greatest threat to the knights may lie within their own ranks.
 
Having refused a commission from the dowager queen of Scotland, Lymond turns mercenary, heading to Malta to observe the Crusading Order of Knights Hospitaller of St. John, a brotherhood of monks sworn to defend Christendom with swords instead of sermons. The Knights’ beloved leader, Sir Graham Reid Malett, is devout and charming, and openly declares it his mission to turn Lymond from his mercenary ways and bring him into the order. But as the Turkish fleet launches a series of devastating attacks, Lymond comes to realize that there may be a much deadlier enemy closer at hand: an adversary who is as subtle as he is savage, and whose piety conceals an absolute genius for evil.
Book 2
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. This second book in the series finds Francis Crawford of Lymond embroiled in a dangerous game to prevent the assassination of Mary Queen of Scots.
 
Having miraculously cleared his name of charges of murder and treason, Francis Crawford of Lymond is hardly the type to settle down to a peaceful life. Instead he embarks on a secret mission to protect the Scottish queen, who, though still a little girl, is already the object of malicious intrigues. Embedding himself within the decadent French court, Lymond undertakes the most unlikely of masquerades to ensure that the young queen remains safe. But with his past weighing more heavily on Lymond than he would ever admit, he finds himself sinking a little too deeply into his devious disguise—and risks losing himself completely.
Book 1
Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. The first book in the series introduces Dunnett’s unforgettable antihero as he returns to Scotland with a wild plan to redeem his reputation and save his home.
 
The year is 1547. Scotland is clinging to independence after a humiliating English invasion. Paradoxically, the country’s freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, with a scholar’s erudition and a wicked tongue. Clawing his way back into a country that has outlawed him, and to a family that has turned its back on him, Lymond will prove that he has both the will and the cunning to clear his name and defend his people—no matter the cost.
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