Penguin presents the audio edition of Pawn in Frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett, read by David Monteath.
It is 1552, and the royal galley Dauphine, under the command of Francis Crawford of Lymond, sails the glittering but dangerous Mediterranean looking for a lost son.
Yet as the search grows more urgent, Lymond knows he is being drawn deeper into the intricate web of his enemy Gabriel, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St John, who is already weaving a subtle tapestry of revenge.
It is a journey that will lead Lymond to Constantinople and the court of Suleiman the Magnificent, where a terrible game will be played with deadly and incalculable consequences....
What members say
Could be the best adventure story ever written
From assassins in Germany to rooftop chases in Algiers; Barbary pirates, Maltese Crusaders, murderous eunuchs, and treachery in the perfumed seraglio of Suleman the Magnificent, the pace never slackens. A cast of complex and fascinating characters engage upon a quest to rescue a child and halt the ambitions of an evil genius. Above all, it is wonderfully well written and the narrator does the book full justice.
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A really good book
As in all of the Lymond Chronicles, this also one really keeps you entertained. As with all of them, the twists and turns in the story keeps you wondering what is going to happen. I never guessed the next twist or turn, but this one did make me hold my breath when it came to the "live chess game". be prepared for the unthinkable. All the books are very very good.