Merchant-banker Nicholas de Fleury, having wrested his infant son from the boy's formidable mother, pauses en route to the land of golden light to set in train a deception that will ensnare nations in the triumphant ruin of his enemies...
©1996 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2005 W F Howes Ltd
Having anxiously waited for what seems to be forever, finally more of the House of Niccolo!Audible, please make the Spring of the Ram (Book 2) and Scales of Gold (Book 4) available as quickly as possible! These books should be savored in the order they were written and as I have read them in the "old-fashioned" way atleast once a year since they were originally released in print.It is so wonderful to have the books currently available read by such an accomplished narrator. Beautiful inflexion; realistic and measured pace just as I would have imagined Ms. Dunnett to have meant.So very pleased!! I will keep these books in "My Library" for always!
"A fantastic journey with just two more to go!"
Unfortunately for me, I have no friends capable of either reading or listening to Dorothy Dunnett, much to my regret!When reading Dorothy Dunnett we are learning all the time. I and many more no doubt, check the History proper and find little difference except for the characters place seamlessly into these wonderful books.This was a joy to listen to, as were the others up to this point.
Far too many but a great laugh out loud when little Jordan was showing Bel his mastery of the Scottish language!
Now that I am used to and accept Christopher Kay, I love best his English voices and his French accent is very good, also the young people are excellent, the others I cannot judge.
There were a few moments but I remember Zacco's death and when Nicholas and Gelis declared what they really had hoped to achieve near to the end of the book.
"Slow moving history"
Those who enjoy historical romance and fantastic tales.
Potentially interesting was the time it was set in . Least interesting was the language used.
I found the book tedious and the narration did not engage me sufficiently to overcome that.
It was long! If you wanted occupying for an extended period, it might do.
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