Caprice and Rondo (The House of Niccolo, 7)

Caprice and Rondo (The House of Niccolo, 7)

Dorothy Dunnett


With the bravura storytelling and smelly authenticity of element she delivered to her acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, grande dame of the old novel, offers the home of Niccolò sequence. The time is the fifteenth century, whilst intrepid retailers turned the hot knighthood of Europe. between them, none is bolder or extra crafty than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his solution to the helm of a mercantile empire.
Winter 1474 reveals Nicholas exiled within the frozen port of Danzig, Poland. His Machiavellian exploits in Scotland have rate him associates and family--not to say numerous riches. because the ice melts, temptations come up. Will he help the Muslim Prince Uzum Hasan opposed to the Turks? Will he lose himself one of the mystery, scented gardens of the Crimea within the palms of a detailed friend's bride? As Nicholas pursues his destiny, his estranged spouse, Gelis, seeks the reality approximately his previous, simply to find the key identification of his most up-to-date comrade in arms--a tantalizing ghost from the prior poised to deal him the crowning demise blow.
Shimmering with aspect, alive with intrigue, Caprice and Rondo is Dorothy Dunnett's quicksilver evocation of a global the place pleasure is fleeting, love is unforeseen, and fact the rarest commodity of all.

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