The Game of Kings - The Lymond Chronicles

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Publisher's Synopsis

Discover the compelling and addictive adventure from one of the nation's favourite historical writers, perfect for fans of Game of Thrones

'A brilliant storyteller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night' The Times Literary Supplement

'I despised men who accepted their fate. I shaped mine twenty times and had it broken twenty times in my hands'

1547. After five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw - returns to Edinburgh.

But for many in an already divided Scotland, where conspiracies swarm around the infant Queen Mary, he is not welcome.

Lymond is wanted for treason and murder, and he is accompanied by a band of killers and ruffians who will only bring further violence and strife.

Is he back to foment rebellion?
Does he seek revenge on those who banished him?
Or has he returned to clear his name?

No one but the enigmatic Lymond himself knows the truth - and no one will discover it until he is ready . . .


'A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention' New York Times

'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' Guardian


Book information

ISBN: 9780140282399
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 370g
Height: 200mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 35mm