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By Dorothy Dunnett

For the 1st time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles come in the U.S. in caliber paperback editions.

Second within the mythical Lymond Chronicles, Queen's Play follows Frances Crawford of Lymond who has been suddenly referred to as into the provider of Mary Queen of Scots. even though she is just a bit lady, the Queen is already the thing of malicious intrigues that stretch from her local kingdom to the court docket of France. it really is to France that Lymond needs to shuttle, workout his sword hand and his agile wit whereas additionally venture the main not likely of masquerades, all to ensure that his charge's royal individual remains intact.

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M. Crawford of Lymond is right here. ’ The web page scuttled; the door close. The masked guy in black, whom Tom Erskine had final noticeable at Dieppe in Jean Ango’s moonlit backyard, stepped delicately from the shadows. He quelling a powerful impulse to snicker. ‘I needs to say sorry for those damned entrances,’ acknowledged Francis Crawford of Lymond. ‘I believe Tom the following by no means understands if he should still ship for a bishop or commence a around of applause. ’ And lifting finger and thumb, he slid the masks from his face, disclosing the clever, sardonic gains of Thady Boy Ballagh. It was once overdue while Lymond back to his accommodation, jogging silently less than the rocking lamps skeined sagging over the crooked streets. in the back of him lay an interview impressive for its courtesy, its cool energy and, from the Dowager’s perspective, for its overall loss of good fortune. Tom Erskine may have warned her, had she given him time, that it used to be a mistake to allude to O’LiamRoe’s shortcomings. in my view he shared her doubts approximately Lymond’s number of traveling better half. even if the sinking of los angeles Sauvée were an try on O’LiamRoe’s existence, O’LiamRoe’s current activities had definitely resulted in his and Lymond’s dismissal from France. concerning the Prince of Barrow’s innocence in all this Tom used to be completely convinced: Lymond had not just studied the executive in that initial week within the Slieve Bloom earlier than crusing for France; he had set walking an research of appalling thoroughness into O’LiamRoe’s personality ahead of ever O’LiamRoe was once approached. And Lymond were correct. O’LiamRoe was once the only guy in ten who might glance with entertainment or even enthusiasm at the prospect of duping his royal hosts through passing off a foreigner as his Irish secretary and bard. Unhappily, it used to be this very irresponsibility which had introduced the scheme to a halt. The Queen Dowager merely acquired midway in the direction of conversing her brain approximately that, while Lymond stopped her. She grew to become subsequent to the long run, and to the possibility of nearer cooperation, item unspecified, among the grasp of Culter and herself. The grasp of Culter easily reminded her, with unvarying deference, that what he did in France or out of it, via their mutual contract, used to be his personal affair and never hers. For Lymond, who may well explode into fireplace and brimstone whilst he selected, might be both ambitious within the language of etiquette; and had already controlled to offer Jenny Fleming a chaste verbal trouncing for her morning’s paintings on the bridge, neglected by means of both Tom or the Dowager. It was once at this element that the Queen mom performed her grasp card, and startled even her leader Privy Councillor. ‘And what,’ she had acknowledged, ‘if the Queen my daughter’s protection have been in query? ’ within the resulting silence, ‘Is it, ma’am? ’ had requested Lymond. yet already, she used to be backing out. ‘Of direction, we all know of not anything. the place may perhaps the kid have larger care than between our expensive pals in France? but when her existence have been threatened, by means of a few madman, allow us to say …’ ‘Then double your bodyguard, madam,’ he had coolly answered. ‘They aren't on your self belief both, yet they're on your carrier.

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