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Author: Dorothy Dunnett Narrator: David Monteath Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lymond Chronicles Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781984844538
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In this fourth book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Francis Crawford of Lymond desperately searches the Ottoman empire for his kidnapped child. 

Somewhere within the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman empire, a child is hidden. Now his father, Francis Crawford of Lymond, soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility, is searching for him while ostensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan. At stake is the political order of three continents, for Lymond's child is a pawn in a cutthroat game whose gambits include treason, enslavement, and murder. In that game's final move, which is played inside the harem of the Topkapi palace, Lymond will come face to face with his most implacable enemy and the dreadful ambiguities of his own nature.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Lymond] is arguably the perfect romantic hero.
    The Guardian

    “Dorothy Dunnett is one of the greatest talespinners since Dumas . . . breathlessly exciting.
  • Dunnett is a name to conjure with. Her work exemplifies the best the genre can offer.
    Christian Science Monitor
  • “Ingenious and exceptional . . . its effect brilliant, its pace swift and colorful and its multi-linear plot spirited and absorbing.
    Boston Herald
  • [Dunnett’s] hero. . .is as polished and perceptive as Lord Peter Wimsey and as resourceful as James Bond. The New York Times Book Review
  • Vivid, engaging, densely plotted. . . . Dunnett is a master of suspense and misdirection. The New York Times
  • “A masterpiece of historical fiction. The Washington Post
  • “Dunnett evokes the sixteenth century with an amazing richness of allusion and scholarship, while keeping a firm control on an intricately twisting narrative. She has another more unusual quality . . . an ability to check her imagination with irony, to mix high romance with wit.
    Sunday Times
  • “A very stylish blend of high romance and high camp. Her hero, the enigmatic Lymond, [is] Byron crossed with Lawrence of Arabia. . . . He moves in an aura of intrigue, hidden menace and sheer physical daring.
    Times Literary Supplement
  • “With shrewd psychological insight and a rare gift of narrative and descriptive power, Dorothy Dunnett reveals the color, wit, lushness . . . and turbulent intensity of one of Europe’s greatest eras.
    Raleigh News and Observer
  • Exciting, dangerous, fascinating. The Boston Globe

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About the Author

Dorothy Dunnett (1923–2001) was the author of many novels, including the six-volume Lymond Chronicles, King Hereafter, Moroccan Traffic, and the House of Niccolò sequence.

About the Narrator

David Monteath is a voice talent and audiobook narrator. He was born in Glasgow and grew up in Milngavie and in the Highlands before returning to Glasgow. He appeared in various television productions during his teens. He trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and spent many years with the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. He is now best known as a voice actor and owns his own recording studio. He has voiced many thousand television and radio commercials as well as corporate narrations.