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Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Dorothy Dunnett Read Ï Pawn in Frankincense The Lymond Chronicles #4 102 Pawn in Frankincense is the fourth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles Somewhere within the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman empire a child. I have run out of stars to award and out of superlatives to describe how awesome this historical epic by Dorothy Dunnett is The previous three books were all five stars for me but Pawn takes the game to a whole new level of emotional turmoil Gone is the playful mischievous tone of the youtfull Francis Lymond Gone is for the moment his political ambition to make a name for himself and to prop up his beloved Scotland teetering monarchy This time it s personal I wish to make my fortune with you Well you can forget about that for a start said Francis Crawford And if your place in Paradise has been written then for God s sake hang on to it Because we re going in the opposite direction Note may contain spoilers from this point forward about events and characters from the previous volumes i recommend reading the books in chronological orderHis Nemesis Graham Reid Mallet has been thwarted in his plans to take over the mercenary company Lymond created and forced to run away But he has promised revenge and the lynchpin of his dirty plans is Khaireddin an innocent child unknowingly fathered by Lymond in one of his past affairs The child is hidden kidnapped and then moved from one city to another all along the Arab controlled part of the Mediterranean coast leading Lymond and his companions on a wild goose chase fraught with peril the roadway to Hell alluded to in the above uote The title of the fourth novel references Khaireddin as the pawn in this latest game of deadly chess Dorothy Dunnett is constructing with frankincense as the symbol of Oriental mysteries But there is a remark by Jerott Blyth that I found relevant and with a deeper reach into Lymond motivations You summon and you throw away You treat love like a bird for the table Like a pawn now in frankincense now discarded and thrown in the dirt You don t know what love is either of you And God help us and you if you ever find out I see it as a comment on Lymond s previous gamemaster role his intellectual detachment and his ruthlessness in following his plans as opposed to those driven by their emotions by their passions In the beginning of the series Lymond was indeed than a bit annoying in his multiple accomplishments and arrogant superiority Chapter by chapter we watch now as he struggles to maintain his cool exterior demeanour while Gabriel strikes indiscriminately at the people around him When the control slips Lymond is deadly and towards the end of the novel he will sacrifice his own health and sanity to put a stop once and for all to Gabriel power plays Lymond was too near the edge too near the limit of the drug the place where driven beyond their means first the body relinuished the race and then the mind Madness cometh sometime of passions of the soul as of business and of great thoughts of sorrow and of too great study and of dread The amount of suffering Lymond is forced to go through is staggering eclipsing often all other considerations about the wealth of historical detail in the novel and the clever plot twists or reversal of fortunes for the secondary characters I know now how some of the other readers were pushed to throw the book at the wall in anger at reading some of the most painful scenes in the novel view spoiler I really wanted Lymond to get back together with Oonagh O Dwyer as I believed she was strong and smart and a good choice for a lifelong partner for our hero out of the several women offered as possible candidates Her gruesome fate might be a clever move in the economy of the chess game the author is playing with us but I could have done without the pain and the sorrow of losing her Later even her death pales in comparison with the actual chess game using human pawns that is played between Lymond and Gabriel in the Top Kapi palace hide spoiler

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Pawn in Frankincense The Lymond Chronicles #4

Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Dorothy Dunnett Read Ï Pawn in Frankincense The Lymond Chronicles #4 102 Is hidden Now his father Francis Crawford of Lymond soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility is searching for him while os. Oooooh boy I feel like I m at the top of a rollercoaster s first steepest drop Here I goEdit ARRRRRGH SO FUCKING GREAT EXTREMELY LENGTHY THOUGHTS TO COME LATEREdit the secondI could not stop reading this book Stayed up until 4 am on a weeknight again then proceeded during the next day to read it in the bathroom over a breakfast of oatmeal and in the car while waiting for traffic lights to turn green Seen by the lucid light of day this fixation seems a little overwrought Why am I weeping on the airplane with the wadded up ball of my Southwest complimentary napkin affixed to various parts of my splotchy streaming face Why pray tell am I contemplating the idea of purchasing all eight of the Niccolo books new off of com But man oh man this one hit all of my buttons Like ALL of them Continent spanning action check Dazzling descriptions of exotic locales check Political intrigue check Massive emotional stakes check Gorrrrrrrgeous mind expanding writing yes Reuisite writerly showboating which in the past has availed itself to cheetah hunts rampaging elephants moonlit rooftop races epic castle sieges and other carnivalesue riots of activity but now expands its scope to include um gymnastics performed atop galloping horses yup Main character through no small devising of his own WRITHING IN HELLISH AGONY and if you read this series you will understand why this is a source of jolly good fun rather than an indication of my own severely unbalanced mental state check Complex pivotal nuanced girl roles uh huh Adorable kid mommying scenes that made my ovaries suirm check Tension between main character and his dedicated captainbrooding Christian knightloyal friend so thick you could stand a spoon in it awwww yeahLonger thoughts continue here Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Boss? exiled heir of Scottish nobility is searching for him while os. Oooooh boy I feel like I m at the top of a rollercoaster s first steepest drop Here I goEdit ARRRRRGH SO FUCKING GREAT EXTREMELY LENGTHY THOUGHTS TO COME LATEREdit the secondI could not stop reading this book Stayed up until 4 am on a weeknight again then proceeded during the next day to read it in the bathroom over a breakfast of oatmeal and in the car while waiting for traffic lights to turn green Seen by the lucid light of day this fixation seems a little overwrought Why am I weeping on the airplane with the wadded up ball of my Southwest complimentary napkin affixed to various parts of my splotchy streaming face Why pray tell am I contemplating the idea of purchasing all Behind the Mountain eight of the Niccolo books new off of com But man oh man this one hit all of my buttons Like ALL of them Continent spanning action check Dazzling descriptions of Addiction exotic locales check Political intrigue check Massive Harry Gruyaert emotional stakes check Gorrrrrrrgeous mind Burning Central Coven 2 expanding writing yes Reuisite writerly showboating which in the past has availed itself to cheetah hunts rampaging A Cry in the Wilderness Poetry from Pakistan elephants moonlit rooftop races Secret Sins epic castle sieges and other carnivalesue riots of activity but now A Wedding in Hell expands its scope to include um gymnastics performed atop galloping horses yup Main character through no small devising of his own WRITHING IN HELLISH AGONY and if you read this series you will understand why this is a source of jolly good fun rather than an indication of my own severely unbalanced mental state check Complex pivotal nuanced girl roles uh huh Adorable kid mommying scenes that made my ovaries suirm check Tension between main character and his dedicated captainbrooding Christian knightloyal friend so thick you could stand a spoon in it awwww yeahLonger thoughts continue here

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Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Dorothy Dunnett Read Ï Pawn in Frankincense The Lymond Chronicles #4 102 Tensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan At stake is a pawn in a cutthroat game whose gambits include treason enslavement and murd. The character of Philippa Somerville pretty well stole my heart in the second half of the prior Lymond novel The Disorderly Knights as I watched her turn from passionate Lymond hater to grudging Lymond supporter largely via her well developed sense of fair play You ve got to enjoy any character who can not only admit she s wrong but take all the necessary steps to redress the wrongs she s done in thought or deed Philippa is in other words a character with character And she s not even a grown up yet as that novel endsIn Pawn in Frankincense she is still uite young but that doesn t stop her doing exactly what she wants which in this case is to take off in search of Lymond that she might continue to make up for her earlier bad opinion of him by helping him in his current uest in a way that she has decided only she can Even though she really doesn t know nothing about nursing no babies as it wereBabies Yes babies For it turns out that Lymond is a daddy having apparently fathered an illegitimate son on the lovely but perhaps slightly foolish Oonagh O Dwyer in between bouts of derring do back in ueen s Play Which son partly through Oonagh s own uestionable choices and partly through the machinations of Graham Reid Mallett revealed last novel as the Moriarty to Lymond s Holmes has been hidden away somewhere in the Ottoman Empire and as Pawn in Frankincense opens is basically being used as the titular pawn by Mallett Lymond of course claims not to care all that much about a mere by blow but he ll be damned if anybody gets used as a human shield by his enemy Philippa though dear Philippa is not fooled and bullies her way onto the team solely by means of her advanced emotional intelligence even though she has no idea how she can really be of help So she just starts learning stuff along the way Like oh Arabic and Turkish for a start Go Philippa goMeanwhile another remarkable woman has shown up on the scene the fabulous and enigmatic Marthe who is attached to Team Lymond as the assistant to the builder of the world s most expensive spinet which TL is charged with delivering on behalf of the King of France remember Lymond s prior exploits on behalf of the current ueen of Scots who is also the Dauphine of France have landed him a French title even though he s Scottish to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire Thus giving TL the perfect cover for looking for the baby McGuffinBut back to Marthe Marthe Marthe Marthe She is blond and blue eyed and comes off as kind of cold hearted and genuinely doesn t care if other people think poorly of her and devastatingly cunning and intelligent and manipulative and cynical and sound like anyone we know I mean Sebastian and Viola called they want their bit back amiriteNo seriously amirite Because all we get are hints that somehow this French woman with a French name might possibly be somehow rather closely related to Lymond Whom by the way she cannot stand Um wow Just wowAnd it all ends bizarrely and very excitingly in a live chess but not Doctor Who live in this case live means people used as pieces not currents of electricity running through the pieces game deep in the seraglio of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire And things get tense and tragic And also weirdly satisfying in a way I totally did not see comingI now already want to go back to the first book and read all these again and I m not even finished with the seriesThe blurb for the next Lymond novel The Ringed Castle indicates that his next adventure is largely in Russia But with things as they ve ended here I cannot imagine how that s going to come to pass But I don t have to The brilliant the wonderful the mind boggling Dorothy Dunnett done it for meBut turns out to be not uite as young as I ve been thinking Lymond speaks of her and treats her as younger than she is for a variety of good if irritating reasons and since a lot of the fun of reading these books is being misled by Lymond well there you go At any rate as becomes clear in this novel Philippa is 15 going on 16 so probably newly nubile and given the adventures she has it s probably just as well that most everybody believes she s still a kid though of course the concept of the teenager had a few centuries before it really became a thing As such


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  • Paperback
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  • Pawn in Frankincense The Lymond Chronicles #4
  • Dorothy Dunnett
  • English
  • 24 July 2018
  • 9780679777465