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Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett
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Jun 08, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, 2009
Read in May, 2009 , read count: 1

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

On with the show!
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03/29/2009 page 1
0.18% "These introduction/summary pages are pretty useful! Also they assure me I didn't miss anything remarkably important in the first two books." 3 comments
04/05/2009 page 75
13.39% "There is a king called René in this book. Unfortunately no one will understand the fit of hilarity I had on discovering this."
04/13/2009 page 262
46.79% "Cross-dressing apparently runs in the family, ha. But the political stuff hurts my head."
05/01/2009 page 374
66.79% "Huh. Here's another "unsuitable marriage". There is a pattern here."
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Kerry I'm glad you liked it. I really must buckle down and get back to this one. But it is so long that I keep reading other things first.


Sandi I loved the descriptions of Cyprus and Rhodes, especially as dawn as Nicholas arrives at Lindos. I also liked the insight into the historical roots of the politics that still informs life in Cyprus today. One of my favourites of the series.


Kerry Ooops, just realised I'm talking about the next one, Scales of Gold, while you just finished Race of Scorpions. Sorry.


Yati Kerry wrote: "Ooops, just realised I'm talking about the next one, Scales of Gold, while you just finished Race of Scorpions. Sorry."

No worries! I think being long applies to this book as well. ;)

Maybe we can compare notes later after reading Scales of Gold, whenever that may be. It won't be any time soon, though; still waiting for the book.


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