Race of Scorpions

Race of Scorpions With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles Dorothy Dunnett presents The House of Niccol series The time is the th century when

  • Title: Race of Scorpions
  • Author: Dorothy Dunnett
  • ISBN: 9780394571072
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett presents The House of Niccol series The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe Among them, none is bolder or cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good natured dyer s apprentice wWith the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett presents The House of Niccol series The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe Among them, none is bolder or cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good natured dyer s apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire In 1462, Nicholas is a wealthy 21 year old His beloved wife has died His stepchildren have locked him out of the family business He and his private army are the target of multiple conspiracies And both contenders for the throne of Cyprus, the brilliant Queen Carlotta and her charismatic, sexually ambivalent brother James, are demanding his support Walking a tightrope of intrigue, Dunnett s hero juggles adversaries and allies, from the delectable courtesan Primaflora to the Mameluke commander Tzani Bey al Ablak, a man of undiluted evil Masterfully paced, alive with sensual delights, Race of Scorpions confirms Dorothy Dunnett as the grande dame of the genre.

    Race of Scorpions The House of Niccolo, by Dorothy May , Race of Scorpions is set in many places, but mainly takes us to mid th century Cyprus, where the bastard son of the dead King James Zacco of Lusignan is vying with his sister Queen Carlotta for the crown. Race of Scorpions Book Three of the House of Niccolo The third book, Race of Scorpions, takes us to Cyprus, and the war between Queen Carlotta and her brother James for the throne of the island and, the cultivation of sugar cane, the precious stuff which grew in Cyprus and which furnished the wealth that paid for the war between the two Lusignans. Race of Scorpions Dorothy Dunnett, Christopher Kay The third book, Race of Scorpions, takes us to Cyprus, and the war between Queen Carlotta and her brother James for the throne of the island and, the cultivation of sugar cane, the precious stuff which grew in Cyprus and which furnished the wealth that paid for the war between the two Lusignans. Race Of Scorpions Book One Issue Race Of Scorpions All pages of the first serialized Race of Scorpions story that originally appeared in DHP are now collected in one beautifully hand painted volume by creator Leo Duraona Young Dito and the lovely Alma, both running from their desert home for different reasons, become ensnared in a war between the forces Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett PenguinRandomHouse About Race of Scorpions With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett presents The House of Niccol series The time is the th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Race of Scorpions The Third Book of The House of Niccol Race of Scorpions Read The Biology of Scorpions Read Bottle Full of Scorpions Read The Crow The Third Book of Pellinor Read The Mammoth Book of Haunted House Stories Read The Race of Life Read The Scar of Race Read House of Holes A Book of Raunch Read The House Of Bondage. Race of Scorpions Book Three of the House of Niccolo Race of the Scorpions is the third installment in the House of Niccolo series Nicholas vander Poele is a mere twenty one years old and already a widower His stepdaughters want nothing to do with him and summarily locked him out of house and business Of course there Race of Scorpions of Profile Dark Horse Comics Race of Scorpions of In this post apocalyptic world nothing is precious on the dry, sand covered lands than fresh water Desert covers all the known world even the vast oceans have been overwhelmed by sand. Race of Scorpions Comic Books for Sale Buy old Race of Race of Scorpions Comic books for sale online , DC Marvel other comic books for sale New customers save up to %, use code New Race Of Scorpions providefreebookedition Race Of Scorpions Top results of your surfing Race Of Scorpions Start Download Portable Document Format PDF and E books Electronic Books Free Online Rating News is books that can provide inspiration, insight, knowledge to the reader.

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    1. People who are devoted Dorothy Dunnett readers generally fall into two camps: the Lymond Lovers (her first series) and the Niccolo folk. I'm in the second camp. I like Lymond, but I love the House of Niccolo series.The thing is, I can't pick up any of the Niccolo books without wanting to read the whole series again. And given the complexity and demanding nature of these novels, that's like saying you're just rarin' to swim the Atlantic one more time.So here I am, in the middle of re-reading the [...]

    2. Oh Dorothywhy am I so attracted to your novels when all they do is confuse me? I kid (mostly), but if the plotting of any book deserves to be called "byzantine", this is certainly it. Even with the semi-explanation given at the end, this could definitely do with a reread (or two, or three) to try and suss out who did what for what reason. This is my second readthrough, but it might as well have been the first considering that the first time was almost two years ago, I think, and I remembered lit [...]

    3. Race of Scorpions is set in many places, but mainly takes us to mid-15th century Cyprus, where the bastard son of the dead King (James/Zacco of Lusignan) is vying with his sister (Queen Carlotta) for the crown. Niccolo and his crew are shanghaied by Carlotta to join in the fight, but ends up on the side of Zaccoough also, not by choice. As always, there is a woman involved (the duplicitous courtesan, Primaflora), who fights for one side, then the otherwe are confused by her but in the end, Nicco [...]

    4. It's okay to admit that I still don't have the foggiest idea about much of what goes on in this book, right? Especially in the last third, when the plot twists, revelations and political machinations are coming fast and thick. Still, fast-paced enough to be very enjoyable, though, and I think it's a lot easier to spend six hundred odd pages with Niccolo than it is with Lymond. (Don't get me wrong, I'm very fond of Lymond, but the urge to smack him upside the head is so strong.)

    5. I remember the first time through reading the Lymond Chronicles, I occasionally had to take a break from Lymond. I couldn't read them back-to-back. I think that may be what's happening here. I have read these books before, but I don't remember them well. And about three-quarters of the way through this book I just really wanted a break from Niccolo. It's still a staggeringly well-written book, and usually a very fun one. But I think I'll take a breather from these for a bit.

    6. Another excellent installment in the House of Niccolo series. This book is set in Cyprus and has a bit of everything to satisfy most reading tastes. There is swashbucking adventure, skullduggery, intrigue and a hint of romance. It is also bittersweet for Niccolo in some ways. The more I delve into the series the more I warm to Niccolo as a character. Infact all of the characters are so very well presented. This book abounds in historical detail and characterisation. Time well spent.

    7. Another exciting Niccolo tale, this time set in Cyprus. I'm not sure I can forgive Dunnett for killing off [spoiler omitted - you'll know who I mean if you have read this book] but feel reasonably compelled to keep reading the series nonetheless. Dunnett reminds me more and more of Dumas: good plotting, spiced with tragedy, but the characterization is somewhat anachronistic.

    8. 4.5 stars. Dorothy Dunnett is superb as always. My only issue with this book is actually rather silly. I so enjoyed certain characters- the electrifying James of Lusignan (Zacco) and his canny mother, the mutilated former royal mistress, Cropnose- that I was impatient and enjoyed other plots and characters less than I should have.

    9. There are things about this series that intensely bother me -- like Dunnett's penchant for killing off female characters to give the male characters something to angst about -- but it's not going to stop me from reading everything she's ever written.

    10. these two series by dorothy dunnett are my absolute favorite. nothing different to say about them; together, they will take you off the planet for a full summer and just might re-direct your life, as they did mine.

    11. These are the most profoundly detailed historical novels--but the characters are unique and intriguing. Venice, Cyprus, Rhodes, Byzantiuma great window into the clash of cultures that preceded the Renaissance.

    12. Great in every way that matters to me: gorgeous language, persuasive characters, historically interesting and moderately bodice-ripping. Fun.

    13. Plot twists! And crazy political machinations! I'm not entirely sure what happened here, but I couldn't stop reading. On with the show!

    14. I am, as ever, left speechless and flailing by Dunnett's skill and Niccolo. Niccolo gives me too many feelings. ;_________;

    15. This is the third book in Dunnett's eight-book House of Niccolo series, which is about Europe and the Mediterranean in the late 15th century. I read the first two volumes years ago, but moving to Boston, going to grad school, and all sorts of other stuff kept me from picking the series back up. I decided that, since I was in the mood for a long historical epic anyway, I should read the remaining books before I forgot everything about the first two.The Niccolo of the title is Nicholas vander Poel [...]

    16. The Race of Scorpions, the third edge-of-your-seat volume in Dorothy Dunnett's The House of Niccolo epic, kept me spellbound for two days and nights, with very little time for sleep.Here, the widowed Nicholas vander Poele, after pulling his life together, has joined with Capt Astorre in waging war in Bologna, then finds himself kidnapped and taken to Cyprus. With his mercenary army following his trail, he finds he must lead them in uniting the island under one ruler. But who will capture his ser [...]

    17. So, on the one hand, here we see Dunnett's utter mastery of her craft. The writing is stronger than ever, the twists masterfully executed, the detail picture-perfect. Individual scenes burn. Some particular moments—the valley of the moths, and the bit where Nicholas wonders how much it cost to dye the sunrise—take my breath away merely to remember, and I don't think the memory's due to fade soon.Also, I have a hard time remembering the last time I saw a male character driven to avenge his ow [...]

    18. I'm sure there have been societies more based on betrayal then war-torn 1460s Cyprus, but it's hard to imagine. Nicholas wants nothing to do with the civil war between Lusignan brother and sister, but he is kidnapped and pitchforked into the middle of it. Both Lusignans think they can buy Nicholas's services, but what it takes is a sadist who stirs up Nicholas's rare urge to kill. Trailed by the vicious Simon's family, Nicholas attempts to protect all his vulnerable dependants, and devise ways o [...]

    19. Fantastic work. I enjoyed the beginning and then about 1/3 of the way through the book it grabbed me and I couldn't put it down until I had it done. Niccolo (Nicholas, Nikko, Claes) is taken from war-torn Italy, where he has been employed trying to stay away from his step-daughters in Bruges, and ends up embroiled in a civil war in Cyprus between two claimants to the crown, Carlotta and James. He finds he must pick sides, but which one. To spice up the confusion is the political contest between [...]

    20. Our hero Niccolo', I believe, lives like a cat in that he has nine lives. Eight books in the series and in the first three, he has lost three lives. I suspect he and I will survive the series, though not without shared heart palpitations.Onto book four I go. Scales of Gold

    21. I really liked this book & it is probably a 4.5. Much better than the second book and a more satisfying read. The characters were well developed and the plot (and all the twists and turns) were easier to follow I thought Dunnett took more care in helping the reader to be part of the journey & to glimpse some of the background machinations and thinking processes. Looking forward to starting the next book in the series.

    22. c1989. Finally caught up with the 3rd book in the seies of "The House of Niccolo" and it certainly was well worth the wait. I must admit though that I kept thinking it was going nowhere and then the plt would veer off onto another unexpected tangent. "Some way off, a donkey brayed; frogs were croaking , and the bushes around him ere ghostly with moths." For a young man, Niccolo has certainly had his share of adventures. Timeless story with Kyrenia featuring heavily.

    23. A short observance of the third book in this series.Set in the 1400s, this book continues to follow the life of its main character, Nicholas vander Poele, as this time he finds himself in Cyprus - a strategic island even then - in the eastern Mediterranean sea. Read the first of the series - if you like it you'll follow through

    24. I must admit I am a Lymond fan and I haven't yet warmed to Nicholas. It took me a while to work my way through this novel and although I enjoyed it I am not rushing for the next volume like I did with the Lymond series.It is a book I will have to read again whilst on holiday when I have hours of time to devote to it rather than reading it piecemeal over several weeks.

    25. Compelling - addictive - intriguing - bewildering.Characters and settings to die for - Byzantine plot. Gorgeous!And you just have to love ths style in the writing - the dialogue is fabulous.

    26. It was good to read Dorothy Dunnett again after a long absence. The book was witty, complex, fun, tasted of its history. I guessed wrong many times. I don' t think this book was as well crafted as the first two. It had repetitions and reintroductions more than usual. Still good fun.

    27. I think this was one of the better books in the series. It was fast paced and since it involved an area of history I knew nothing about I found myself really paying attention. The character Primaflora is intriguing and useful to the plot.

    28. Third of the Niccolos, with some surprises and already some nostalgia for where it all began. I suspect that I'm getting the rest of the series for my birthday. Cool cool cool. But start with the stand-alone King Hereafter (my favorite book?) if you want to get in on the Dunnett scene.

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