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The Disorderly Knights By Dorothy Dunnett

The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett

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Summary

Malta, Summer 1551. Here, in a brilliant arena clouded by corruption and violence, Lymond is precipitated into an intricate and potentially lethal duel with a man famed for his leadership - Graham Reid Malett. Malett holds in his sway the hearts and minds of many men and so, in another fashion, does the dangerous child-woman, his sister.

The Disorderly Knights Summary

The Disorderly Knights: The Lymond Chronicles Book Three by Dorothy Dunnett

Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . .

PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones.

'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement

The Disorderly Knights is the third book in the series

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'The trouble about Mr Crawford is that he puts up with his enemies and plays merry hell with his friends'

Summer, 1551, and Francis Crawford of Lymond is in Malta to assist the Knights of St John defend the island from an invading Turkish fleet. But under a weak leader there is dissension in the ranks of the Knights - and the chances of repelling invasion look slim.

Here Lymond meets Knight Grand Cross Graham Reid Malett - known as Gabriel - a fellow Scot famed for his virtues. It is soon clear that Gabriel's wiles in war and intrigue rival Lymond's own as he attempts to bring his new comrade in arms into the bosom of his scheming.

And if Gabriel should fail then his sister, Joleta, whose seductive charms no man can resist is waiting to prevail.

Caught between warring factions and nations, between the wiles of Gabriel and the lascivious charms of Joleta, will Lymond prove strong enough to remain his own man?

'Romance in the grand manner. I recommend it for your delight' Sunday Times

'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

The Disorderly Knights Reviews

Praise for Dorothy Dunnett * - *
A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention * New York Times *
Marvellous, breathtaking * The Times *
A masterpiece of historical fiction * Washington Post *
One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas * Cleveland Plain Dealer *
Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety * The Times *
Vivid, engaging, densely plotted - are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction * New York Times *

About Dorothy Dunnett

Frequently described as the finest historical fiction writer of her time, Dorothy Dunnett earned worldwide acclaim for her blend of scholarship and imagination. She is best known for her two superb series of historical fiction - The Lymond Chronicles and The House of Niccolo - set in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries and ranging across Europe and the Mediterranean, and for King Hereafter, the eleventh-century story of Earl Thorfinn of Orkney whom Dorothy believed was also King Macbeth. In 1992, Dorothy Dunnett was awarded the OBE for her services to literature, and in 2014 Dunnett's most enduring hero, Francis Crawford of Lymond, was voted Scotland's favourite literary character - beating the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Ivanhoe. Dunnett died 9 November 2001, having sold half a million copies internationally.

Additional information

GOR002267774
9780140282450
0140282459
The Disorderly Knights: The Lymond Chronicles Book Three by Dorothy Dunnett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-03-25
560
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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