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Race Of Scorpions (House of Niccolo Dorothy Dunnett)

Dunnett, Dorothy

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ISBN 10: 039457107X / ISBN 13: 9780394571072
Published by Knopf, U.S.A., 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Stated first US edition. Blue cloth spine, blue boards, gilt titles, map endsheets. The third Niccolo novel, set in 15th century Venice. Book very good plus with spotting to top edge, a few spots at foreedge. DJ very good plus with light rubbing. 534 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 14122

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Title: Race Of Scorpions (House of Niccolo Dorothy ...

Publisher: Knopf, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition.

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In 1462, twenty-one-year-old widower and merchant/adventurer Niccolo and his private army become caught between warring factions--respectively led by Queen Carlotta and her brother, James--battling for control of Cyprus

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With the bravura storytelling and pungent authenticity of detail she brought to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett presents The House of Niccolo series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire.
In 1462, Nicholas is a wealthy 21-year-old. His beloved wife has died. His stepchildren have locked him out of the family business. He and his private army are the target of multiple conspiracies. And both contenders for the throne of Cyprus, the brilliant Queen Carlotta and her charismatic, sexually ambivalent brother James, are demanding his support. Walking a tightrope of intrigue, Dunnett's hero juggles adversaries and allies, from the delectable courtesan Primaflora to the Mameluke commander Tzani-Bey al Ablak, a man of undiluted evil. Masterfully paced, alive with sensual delights, Race of Scorpions confirms Dorothy Dunnett as the grande dame of the genre.

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