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The Ringed Castle by Dorothy Dunnett
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Feb 14, 11

bookshelves: ebook, favorites, historical
Read from November 19 to 22, 2010 — I own a copy, read count: 3

What to say about this book? Lymond has turned himself into a cold and masterful leader after the trauma of the events of the last book. Guzel takes him to Russia and he proceeds to become commander in chief of Tsar Ivan's armies when he's sent back to England. The descriptions of Russia in the frozen north, the shipwreck, his struggles with Ivan and his princes - all are told with Dunnett's masterful writing, filled with terror and suspense. I shivered from the cold. I sobbed with the loss. I hated Lymond while admiring his genius and hoped for him to become human again. Meanwhile, Philippa, back in England, is growing up. Beautiful, filled with masterful suspense, the most detailed and realistic shipwreck I've ever read, and heartbreaking as I hoped against hope that Lymond can survive and become human again.
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Reading Progress

11/21/2010 page 265
49.0%
11/22/2010 page 350
64.0% "As usual, she's making me cry. ::sob::"
11/22/2010 page 400
74.0% "Oh my god. Philippa!"

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message 1: by Joanna (new)

Joanna Fraser I agree about the shipwreck scene. So incredibly written! I was reading that section well into the small hours.


Sandra Joanna wrote: "I agree about the shipwreck scene. So incredibly written! I was reading that section well into the small hours."

Yeah.


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