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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks.

This is the third book in the House of Niccolo series. Set in 15th-century Cyprus, this novel continues the saga of Nicholas van der Poel, international mercenary who started out as a dyer's apprentice, as he plays for the highest stakes with the greatest superpowers in Europe.

©1990 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • Nel
  • 10-08-20

Not my favourite

Struggled to read this, and the audio did help a little. This is a tale of intricate revenge, and sometimes the machinations are a little too complex to believe. It all boils down in the end to The Feud. I get the feeling that this book, set in a strange and unusual setting, Cyprus, is a bridge book. I shall continue with the set, and may come back to rewrite this review. Dorothy Dunnett is a wonderful teller of tales, and her Lymond series is utterly superb. This set holds promise, but this book seems to hold out rather. Persevere.

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  • Mrs. A. H. Griffiths
  • 28-11-19

Race of Scorpions

A favourite book well presented. Good voice representations of various international characters. I recommend it.

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  • d m holt
  • 20-09-19

Terrific

It was worth waiting for! Complex, brain-teasing, moving. A shock to the senses too: vivid colour and even smell.

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