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eBook Checkmate download

by Dorothy Dunnett

eBook Checkmate download ISBN: 0445084839
Author: Dorothy Dunnett
Publisher: Popular Library (August 1984)
Language: English
Pages: 733
ePub: 1191 kb
Fb2: 1712 kb
Rating: 4.8
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

Dorothy Dunnett was born in Dunfermline, Scotland.

Dorothy Dunnett was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. She is the author of the Francis Crawford of Lymond novels; the House of Niccolò novels; seven mysteries; King Hereafter, an epic novel about Macbeth; and the text of The Scottish Highlands, a book of photographs by David Paterson, on which she collaborated with her husband, Sir Alastair Dunnett. Lady Dunnett died in 2001. BOOKS BY. Dorothy Dunnett. The lymond chronicles.

Dorothy Dunnett (Author). Book 6 of 6 in the Lymond Chronicles Series.

Checkmate Quotes Showing 1-30 of 280. For an hour, blended with all she could offer, something noble had been created which had nothing to do with the physical world. Dorothy Dunnett, Checkmate. tags: fate, true-love.

Dorothy Dunnett ears of dominion. Adam, bearing what funds the Treasury could supply, had long since returned to his headquarters. The restlessness that presages noble events hung in the air, harassing the attention.

Sixth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Checkmate takes place in 1557, where Francis Crawford of Lymond is once again in France, leading an army against England.

Dorothy Dunnett, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are out in Audiobook format in the UK, US and other markets. Issue 143 of our stunning quarterly magazine was sent out to Dorothy Dunnett Society members in June 2019.

Dorothy Dunnett OBE (née Halliday, 25 August 1923 – 9 November 2001) was a Scottish historical novelist. She is best known for her six-part series about Francis Crawford of Lymond, The Lymond Chronicles, which she followed with the eight-part prequel The House of Niccolò. She also wrote a novel about the historical Macbeth called King Hereafter (1982), and a series of mystery novels centred on Johnson Johnson, a portrait painter/spy.

Book Six in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles. Book Six in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles. Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. In the series’ stunning conclusion, Francis Crawford of Lymond leads an army against England-and a final fight against the enemies that would like nothing more than to see this resilient Scottish rogue, and all that he loves, permanently vanquished.

Dorothy Dunnett was born in 1923 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Her time at Gillespie's High School for Girls overlapped with that of the novelist Muriel Spark. From 1940-1955, she worked for the Civil Service as a press officer. Dunnett started writing in the late 1950s. Her first novel, The Game of Kings, was published in the United States in 1961, and in the United Kingdom the year after.

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Comments: (7)
Jek
It's hard for me to pick a favorite of the 6 books that make up the Lymond Chronicles, but Checkmate is probably it. In this last installment, 16th Century Scotsman Francis Crawford of Lymond and Sevigny has been tricked by his men and wife and sent to France, preventing him from returning to Russia. And to add to it, certain members of his family want him to come to terms with the facts surrounding his birth.

As usual, Dunnett's plotting is fast with lots of twists and turns; her characters are well drawn and the ending will knock your socks off. I hated to finish the book because I knew this was the last in the series and I wasn't ready for that. I admit that I first read this book in1975 (it came out in '74), and I've re-read the entire series probably 40 times since. I get something new out of the novels each time I read them. I give my highest recommendations to the entire series, and urge anyone who is interested in historical fiction to read all of Dunnett's novels.
Thofyn
OMG. What can I say. I LOVED THIS SERIES!!! This is the last book of the Lymond chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett. I almost didn't start reading this series because of some of the reviews which said it was difficult to read,but I took a shot at it and I'm glad I did. IF you can get past the quotes that are not in English, by the end of the book you will understand everything. This author draws you into the world of Francis Crawford and his family and friends. It was an emotional rollercoaster that took me up and down, filled with plot twIsts and suspense. I finished all 6 books in less than two weeks. I just couldn't put the books down. Needless too say for two weeks I was not in the present, but in the past. I would recommend that you stick with book one,Game of Kings even if you don't get into it ,because every book gets better and better. Some people get hooked right away,but most are hooked by the second book.
lacki
A very long book. Unlike the previous volumes, it gets intense very quickly and sustains it continuously, I find myself having to put the book down halfway sometimes, just because it's just too much, and I wasn't sure my heart could contain all that tension and feelings without a break to take it all in.

While it does that, at the same time, I think Dunnett was trying to wrap up so much. I loved the book, the ending, but maybe because of the intensity started so early on and was sustained for so long, it became hard to focus on a real climax. It's not a necessity in some cases I think, and it works for this, but I think because of it Pawn in Frankincense remains my favorite, with this following as a close second.
Alien
This is the ONLY book I have ever ever read in traffic while driving. I 'destroyed' the hardback. and the paperback, and nearly the trade paperback. I keep at least 3 sets of the Chronicles at all times, so I can lend out to friends, and not miss any of them. My Kindle is incomplete without Lymond. (or Niccolo)

Okay, in 1974 I got Games of Kings, and was thrilled at finding a densely written, and researched fun character-, event- filled novel. So many 'historical' novels are just a time period to hang a bodice-ripper on. Poorly researched, so-so written and lacking substance. Dunnett was a revelation, an answer to an unvoiced prayer.

Read them all! If you want to start with a more 'digestable' book than Game of Kings, start with The Disorderly Knights. It is no less dense, etc., but gets you right into the story.
Urllet
I had read this series years ago but had forgotten much of the detail and intensity of these books so reread the series again. Book six thankfully brings it altogether and finally resolves all story lines and settles all characters. It is a relief to complete the picture but Dunnett brings the reader to the very brink before resolution. It is a compelling read!
The Apotheoses of Lacspor
You know how you feel every time after reading a really satisfying book. You think: this is the BEST book I have ever read. Well, NOTHING I have ever read gripped me like this series of books. A strong, likable protagonist is a must, of course. However, this series is filled with strong characters, and so well developed that you can almost see them as you read and feel that you understand what makes them tick. The rich historical details really pitch you back to the period it is set in. And the plot! The plot is so intricate that you just can not imagine what's going to happen next. Beats any mystery novel hands down. There is also so much literature, science, geography, philosophy.....in the series that it makes you contemplate about life, relationship, religion.....all those things that a good book should make you think about. I used to hate series because they usually run out of original ideas after the first 2 or 3 books. This series, however, gets more exciting as you go. The conclusion really floored me. Before I finished the series, my husband had to forcibly turn the light off every night because I could not stop reading otherwise. I hope this series never go out of print.
Moronydit
I am always surprised that Dorothy Dunnett is relatively unknown, even among those that like historical fiction. Authentic, clever, and always a treat. The Mistress of the genre. Read it