(Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6) [PDF/EBOOK] á Dorothy Dunnett

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Summary Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6 Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6 Characters È 7 For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in uality paperback editionsSixth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles. Is it logical to be this sad about the happy ending of a book The very phrase sounds like a contradiction in itself as happy endings are supposed to make you happy and the sensitive ones might shed some tears too but essentially tis supposed to make you feel satisfied elated about the conclusion And yet Scratching your heads already There s a reason for this not related to the ending proper Rather it s about the voyage towards that ending the harrowing path leading to that moment of happiness on the verge of the curtain s fall that leaves a bittersweet taste with a slight prominence of the bitter part There s a satisfactory ending and there s merriment yet the price of victory has been so dizzyingly high to arrive there the dues had to be paid sometimes in blood other times in losing that which one wanted most To defeat Sauron Frodo has to be broken To defeat his arch nemesis Lymond has to sacrifice an innocent s life You get the point Sacrifice is perhaps the undercurrent theme in this final volume in my opinion Not a new theme it s been there since the first book when Lymond loses the first of his men in service and the first of his women The book opens with our hero in trouble once for a woman that he has just rediscovered after years at the most unfortunate of timings for all he wants now is to resume his job as Voevoda Bolshoia of Russia and thinks he needs no skirts round him Kings care nothing for those pesky trifles called other people s sentiments however not when they have the whole of Spain and England happily crushing their armies and they happen to know the best general in Europe is in the dominions masuerading as what else a travelling singer One would think Francis would ve learnt that to impersonate bards in France won t be working a second time but good Scotsman that he is if somethin isna workin by gods ye stick to it lad Unsurprisingly he is caught and persuaded with those so kingly methods of persuasion known as blackmail and threats to accept the job of Lieutenant General to Henri II for a year in exchange for a pontifical solution to all his women issues Problem is when your women issues are called Sybilla Philippa and Marthe you need the combined efforts of Dunnett and God instead of the King of France and the Pope Lymond is soon joined by his ladies at varying points in the timeline of his stay in France and what ensues is the succession of events I hinted at which will have the reader on edge Chief amongst those the highlights would be the mystery of his parentage so convoluted that I attempted many guesses at it all failed and that affects Lymond than expected Suffice to say that there s a reason for Dunnett s subtle and not so subtle stressing on the name Francis Crawford of Lymond and Sevigny in all its variations Next would be that our Comte de Sevigny reveals a new layer we d not seen but that d been glimpsed in the two last books before this one I was hardly halfway through the whole series when I said in passing that Lymond s story was in need of three things a loyal friend to rely on an arch rival to fight and someone to love Sweet summer child that I was didn t imagine it d develop this way with Lymond feeling so unworthy and his deep seated self loathing Not that I blame him one whit after the experiences he has had it s not that complicated to understand his reasons for valuing himself so low in this regard I too have had my Margaret Lennox my Aga Morat and my Joleta Reid Malett as G zel so wisely put it With such a burden on I suffered alongside him than in all the volumes combined and many times the desire to curse heartily in all the languages I know was barely stifled by the presence of a casual audience round me Throughout the long plotline the author spares Lymond no amount of pain physical and emotional pushing him over the cliff thrice yes three times and all of them bound to shock Please Dame Dorothy for the love of the Almighty if this is going to end in tragedy at least give him an epic and painlessly uick death yes But of course the brilliant lady isn t going to listen and just when I had already abandoned all hope resigned myself to the gloomiest of gloomy ends and had the ice cream and paper tissues nearby there this small ray of sunlight breaks through so unexpected and welcome Of course I can t tell what it was but I can tell that said scene is one I read re read and read again after re reading Right now as I write this review I am re reading it Boy does it compensate for belabouring across the previous five hundred pagesYes it s bittersweet There are so many good friends fallen and dear characters missing unfairness left unpunished mistakes that can t be righted but accepted needless sacrifices that could ve been avoided and Francis Crawford of Lymond and Sevigny still carries the wounds on his body and his mind will need adjusting after over fifteen years of reckless adventures But he has gained balance and hope and that which he most wanted all that better expressed in his own words We have reached the open sea with some charts and the firmament That s all a good sailor needs after the turbulent sailing and all the closure this little reader hoped for A satisfying conclusion to a grandiose series that is now pretty close to my heart and so deserving of being read and appreciated by people

Summary Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6

Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6

Summary Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6 Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6 Characters È 7 Checkmate takes place in 1557 where Francis Crawford of Lymond is once again in France leading an army against England But even as the Scots adventurer. A wonderfully satisfying conclusion to an extremely convoluted and well plotted historical series The main character Francis Lymond was a tortured soul an enigma but who lived by his own code of honour An unforgettable hero than capably matched by his young wife Philippa In fact the whole cast of characters whether heroes or villains were so well drawnOne had to wonder after following Francis Lymond through all of his trials and political intrigue and across so many continents if he would ever find peace or the answers that he sought In this final installment all is revealed and makes for very satisfying if exhausting readingIn summation of the final installment the seriesfabulousabsolutely fabulous Redemption in 1557 where Francis Crawford of Lymond Addison Blakely is once again The Collective in France leading an army against England But even as the Scots adventurer. A wonderfully satisfying conclusion to an extremely convoluted and well plotted historical series The main character Francis Lymond was a tortured soul an enigma but who lived by his own code of honour An unforgettable hero than capably matched by his young wife Philippa In fact the whole cast of characters whether heroes or villains were so well drawnOne had to wonder after following Francis Lymond through all of his trials and political King of Kings Ballantyne #6 intrigue and across so many continents Der kleine Vampir if he would ever find peace or the answers that he sought In this final Hearthkeeper installment all 'Tis A Memoir is revealed and makes for very satisfying Cookies for Santa if exhausting readingIn summation of the final Snuggle Up Little Penguin A Little Friends Book installment the seriesfabulousabsolutely fabulous

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Summary Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6 Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6 Characters È 7 Succeeds brilliantly on the battlefield his haunted past becomes a subject of intense interest to forces on both sides From the Trade Paperback editio. It s been exactly a week since I finished this book and I still don t know what to say about it besides something incoherent while flapping my hands about and sobbing THESE BOOKS MY GOD So instead I ll just plot summarize a bit This book finds Lymond back in France after the events of book five He wants to get back to Russia but instead agrees to stay in France for a year to help their campaign against the newly united Spanish and English Thankfully we re reunited with almost everyone I love right away Adam Blacklock you are maybe the only reasonable person in these books Danny Archie Jerrott It was oddly comforting to yell at Jerrott again I missed your stupidity Jerrott Marthe Crawfords And obviously Phillipa one of the coolest heroines ever In this last book Phillipa continues delving into the mystery of Lymond s birth until the whole thing unravels and blows up in their faces Lymond himself is basically held together with gum and duct tape in this book It gets than a bit depressing As with all the books there are a number of TERRIBLE THINGS that happen The first section of Part Five might be the most oppressively terrible and tough to get through of all the books Something started in the hall of revels scene in the last book continues in this book and leads to some of the best and worst scenes of the bookOverall I was pleased with how the book and the series wrapped up I cried uiet a bit but I was expecting that Throughout the course of these books I managed to get so attached to all of the character who felt like real people with moments of brilliance and glaring flaws I ll miss the Crawfords and Phillipa and everyone I ll miss Francis Crawford of Lymond who has become possibly my favorite fictional character I wish there were books to the series but I m looking forward to rereading the first two as I feel my enjoyment will be much greater when I know what s happening than 20% of the time Everyone should read these books


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  • Checkmate The Lymond Chronicles #6
  • Dorothy Dunnett
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  • 18 February 2018
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