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The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett
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Jun 25, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: scotland, historical-fiction, 1st-in-series

Dunnett's accurate historical research is legendary and the books are like their protagonist: intelligent, highly complex, witty, confusing and irresistable.
They are not for reading "on the by", but those readers, who commit to Francis Crawford of Lymond, enjoy surprising plot twists and invest some concentration will be oh so richly rewarded.

Finishing The Game of Kings, I pressed the book to my chest, sighing. :)
Afterwards I took a 10 months break of the intensity that is Lymond, then picked up and inhaled books 2 - 6 in a span of two weeks.

Die Bücher sind wie ihr Protagonist: Hochkomplex, intelligent, witzig, verwirrend, verführerisch und anspruchsvoll.
Sie sind nichts für Englisch-Anfänger oder "so zum nebenbei lesen". Wer sich jedoch auf Francis Crawford of Lymond einlässt, überraschende Wendungen in der Handlung genießt und etwas (oder mehr) Konzentration investiert wird reichlist belohnt.
Nach "The Game of Kings" hab ich erstmal das Buch seufzend fest an meine Brust gedrückt. Dann machte ich erstmal eine einjährige Lymond-Pause. Die Bände 2 - 6 verschlang ich dann innerhalb von 14 Tagen und ging mit Lymond durch alle emotionalen Höhen und Tiefen.
Highly recommended!!!
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Started Reading
January 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
June 25, 2009 – Shelved
June 25, 2009 – Shelved as: scotland
June 25, 2009 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
June 25, 2009 – Shelved as: 1st-in-series

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