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Second in the legendary Lymond Chronicles ueens' Play follows Francis Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary ueen of Scots Though she. new word I ve learned from this book An ollave of the highest grade is professor singer poet all in the one His songs and tales are of battles and voyages of tragedies and adventures of cattle raids and preyings of forays hostings courtships and elopements hidings and destructions sieges and feasts and slaughters and you d rather listen to a man killing a pig than hear half of them through After the epic struggle to clear his name in Scotland you would think Francis Lymond deserves some rest but he has come to the attention of the high and mighty and they have plans on how to use him Mary of Guise the ueen Mother of Scotland doesn t like a free agent of Lymond caliber roaming the home country and she plots to bring him under her thumb to France where she and her seven year old daughter Mary ueen of Scots have taken refuge from English attacks at the court of young Henry II It will be difficult to describe the plot without giving up spoilers Even mentioning names would point out who made it through from one book to the next a word of warning Dunnet outplays even George R R Martin when it comes to offing main players she has built over hundreds of pages and made the reader care deeply about ueens Play has a very complex plot but at its most basic level it is a spy story with one man attempting to infiltrate a foreign government at the highest level in order to save the life of an innocent The man is out on a limb as his sponsors deny any knowledge or support of his activities The only resources at his disposal are his wits and his courage a fast tongue and a talent for mischiefDisguised as Thady Boy Ballagh ollave to Phelim O Liam Roe an Irish prince coming to the court to ask for French support against the British invading his beloved Eire Lymond is supposed to keep a low profile but his journey 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T travel exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masuerades all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intac. It is two years since the close of The Game of Kings and someone is planning the murder of young Mary ueen of Scots and Mary of Guise summons Francis Crawford of Lymond to France to stop the murderous plot Francis comes in disguise as a member of the entourage of a Prince of Ireland and the game is on Thady Boy Ballagh nee Lymond charms the decadent French court with his wit sarcasm and music as Dunnett slowly unpeels the layers of her tale with plot twists and surprise turns around every corner No one is what they appears to be at first glance even Francis Is Thady Boy really a drunken sot or is someone trying to poison him Someone is trying to kill O LiamRoe but is it because they think he is Lymond in disguise Does the young Archer Robin Stewart who befriends Thady Boy have another motive than friendship While the book is slow at times this story unfolds amidst the decadence of the French Court it s hard drinking partying courtiers scheming noblemen a race atop the roofs and steeples of Paris brilliant and ending in a nail biting finish as the plot to murder Mary comes full circle and Francis efforts to save Mary include some members of the King s menagerie a couple of elephants a roaring lion and even the chimpanzees get in the act Throughout 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 This is a complicated tale and one that a reader has to pay close attention to if you let your mind wander you may have to back track occasionally as I did However if you enjoy a complicated action packed surprise around every corner type of novel ala Dumas you will probably find this series to be right up your alley Five stars and now on to book 3 The Disorderly Knights


10 thoughts on “ueens' Play

  1. says:

    I bumped my initial 4 star rating to 5 since this book was still making me think and shake my head in wonder several days after I finished reading itFrancis Crawford of Lymond has been summoned by the Dowager ueen of Scotland who is temporarily living in France with the 7 year old Mary ueen of Scots to come to France to protect the young ueen from an unknown person who is trying to assassinate her The Dowager ueen an experienced and canny

  2. says:

    new word I've learned from this book An ollave of the highest grade is professor singer poet all in the one His songs and tales are of battles and voyages of tragedies and adventures of cattle raids and preyings of forays

  3. says:

    Me after A Game of Kings “Can I shoot him preferably with a haruebus please? Lymond is so insufferable”Me after ueen’s Play “Can I have him preferably scantily dressed please? Lymond is so entertaining

  4. says:

    c'est vraiment magnifiuePS Lymond was his usual spectacular self one expects no less from him but the star of the show was Phelim O'L

  5. says:

    I said on twitter that I am smart enough to read Dunnett but just barely She layers intrigue and action with some beautiful language but I was often forced to go back and reread several pages because i missed something vit

  6. says:

    Second reading June 2016 via audio book as with TGoK made me love it even original reviewI still think Francis Crawford of Lymond the Master of Culter is basically Lord Flashheart from Blackadder in subtler guise But now no

  7. says:

    To say that Dorothy Dunnett's writing is in a league of its own would be a huge understatement because it's far better than that It's basically a sport of its own played after rules no one else can ever understand played with such excellence and brilliance that no one else ever dares to pick up the ball and giv

  8. says:

    It is two years since the close of The Game of Kings and someone is planning the murder of young Mary ueen of Scots and M

  9. says:

    Frustrating absorbing and intensely emotional I can't stop thinking about this bookLymond is back this time in France hanging out in disguise in the most extravagant and decadent court in 16 c Europe trying to protect the young Mary ueen of

  10. says:

    I didn't need to swallow this whole It was a reread for Pete's sake I could have taken my time and savored every delicious brilliant word But there's a point in every book of this series where I feel like I'm strapped to the saddle of a runaway horse hurtling helplessly toward the conclusion with no chance of stopping or slowing until I've ar

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