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Zling conclusion Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolò series synopsized in this volume in which this peerless novelist has vividly re created the dramatic flamboyant world of the early Renaissance in historical writing of scrupulous authenticity and in the entrancing portrait of her visionary hero Now in a book infused with wit and poetry emotion and humor action and mystery she brings Nicholas de Fleury at last to choose his heart's home where he can exercise all his skills as an advisor to kings and statesmen as a husband a father and a leader of men and where perhaps we will discern a connection between him and that other remarkable personality Francis Crawford whose exploits Lady Dunnett recorded so memorably in The Lymond Chronicles From the Trade Paperback editio. Was and is and will be What could you want from the last book of a series if not a final like this During this long journey with Nicholas I always tried to imagine what would happen next how it would end up for this guy that from being a dyer makes his way in the world until he gets to own a bank a trade network and a dense array of friends and enemies Probably what made me fall in love with Dorothy Dunnett lies in her ability to surprise to let me open mouthed to contemplate the pages going back to look for those clues scattered nearly so well as to escape attention which in hindsight give a whole new meaning to the storySPOILER ALERTThe first half of the book runs slow preparatory we follow Nicholas in his attempts to remedy his past actions and eventually build a life together with Gelis his son and the ones that have always been close to him but the last half is a storm in full it hits you and overworks you and makes you almost lose your breath The death of Simon and Henry the revelation of who Julius really is and how he has always plotted and hampered Nicholas are the parts most exciting and loaded of the entire series The ending left me well a bit with a bitter taste and a bit with the joy of seeing Nicholas finally happy and find there among the pages another memorable character Francis Crawford of Lymond Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you and overworks Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you and makes The Geography of Witchcraft you almost lose Hold On To Me your breath The death of Simon and Henry the revelation of who Julius really is and how he has always plotted and hampered Nicholas are the parts most exciting and loaded of the entire series The ending left me well a bit with a bitter taste and a bit with the joy of seeing Nicholas finally happy and find there among the pages another memorable character Francis Crawford of Lymond

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Fe Clémence Mick Crackbene John le Grant and Andro Wodman among them Here too Nicholas meets again with others who have had an influence for good or evil in his life King James III of Scotland and his rebellious siblings; the St Pols Jordan Simon and young Henry; Mistress Bel of Cuthilgurdy and David de Salmeton; Anselm Adorne and Kathi his niece Caught up in and sometimes molding the course of great events Nicholas exhibits by turns the fierce silence with which he masks his secrets and the explosive willful gaiety that binds men women and children to him And as the secrets of his birth and heritage come to light Nicholas has to decide whether he desires to establish a future in Scotland for himself and his family and a home for his descendantsGemini brings to a daz. Having visited Bruges in June I set myself to re read the entire House of Niccolo series from beginning to end They re long books and there are eight volumes so it took me six weeks to read them I was so swept along by the power and scope of the series that I didn t want it to end It takes us from Bruges all through the trading world of the 15th century the Black Sea and Trebizond last outpost of the Byzantine empire Caffa Poland Muscovy Iceland Egypt Africa and the glories and dangers of Timbuktu Cyprus Rhodes Italy France Germany and Austria and of course Scotland Fabulous stuff like a huge and absorbing tapestry written in prose dense with allusion I recommend the two Dorothy Dunnett Companion volumes that go with this series and the Game of Kings series which I plan to re read next year The Prince of Pleasure (The Wilde Brothers, young Henry; Mistress Bel of Cuthilgurdy and David de Salmeton; Anselm Adorne and Kathi his niece Caught up in and sometimes molding the course of great events Nicholas exhibits by turns the fierce silence with which he masks his secrets and the explosive willful gaiety that binds men women and children to him And as the secrets of his birth and heritage come to light Nicholas has to decide whether he desires to establish a future in Scotland for himself and his family and a home for his descendantsGemini brings to a daz. Having visited Bruges in June I set myself to re read the entire House of Niccolo series from beginning to end They re long books and there are eight volumes so it took me six weeks to read them I was so swept along by the power and scope of the series that I didn t want it to end It takes us from Bruges all through the trading world of the 15th century the Black Sea and Trebizond last outpost of the Byzantine empire Caffa Poland Muscovy Iceland Egypt Africa and the glories and dangers of Timbuktu Cyprus Rhodes Italy France Germany and Austria and of course Scotland Fabulous stuff like a huge and absorbing tapestry written in prose dense with allusion I recommend the two Dorothy Dunnett Companion volumes that go with this series and the Game of Kings series which I plan to re read next Hers to Protect year

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Scotland 1477 Nicholas de Fleury former banker and merchant has re appeared in the land that four years earlier he had brought very close to ruin in the course of an intense commercial and personal war with secret enemies and indeed with his clever wife GelisNow the opportunity for redemption is at hand but Nicholas soon finds himself pursuing his objectives amid a complex corrosive power struggle centering on the Scottish royal family but closely involving the powerful merchants of Edinburgh the gentry the clergy the English ever seeking an excuse to pounce on their neighbor to the north the French the Burgundians His presence soon draws Gelis and their son Jodi to Scotland as well as Nicholas's companions and subordinates in many a past endeavor Dr Tobias and his wi. Wellthat s it The end of a rollicking good read and a cracker of a seriesThis book ties the eight novels together and brings closure to the indomitable Nicholas de Fleury I could write pages on the novel the series overall but this is a novel and series that must be savoredFilled with intrigue adventure comradeship jealousy rich historical detail and romance that a reader can fall into and not want to surface from This book and series has it all in my opinionObviously a huge commitment and a work of love from a master storytellerAwesome Marriage by Deception years earlier he had brought very close to ruin in the course of an intense commercial and personal war with secret enemies and indeed with his clever wife GelisNow the opportunity for redemption is at hand but Nicholas soon finds himself pursuing his objectives amid a complex corrosive power struggle centering on the Scottish royal family but closely involving the powerful merchants of Edinburgh the gentry the clergy the English ever seeking an excuse to pounce on their neighbor to the north the French the Burgundians His presence soon draws Gelis and their son Jodi to Scotland as well as Nicholas's companions and subordinates in many a past endeavor Dr Tobias and his wi. Wellthat s it The end of a rollicking good read and a cracker of a seriesThis book ties the eight novels together and brings closure to the indomitable Nicholas de Fleury I could write pages on the novel the series overall but this is a novel and series that must be savoredFilled with intrigue adventure comradeship jealousy rich historical detail and romance that a reader can fall into and not want to surface from This book and series has it all in my opinionObviously a huge commitment and a work of love from a master storytellerAwesome

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10 thoughts on “Gemini The House of Niccolo #8

  1. says:

    WHAT a family Good God Dorothy Dunnett is really uite the master of genetic complication What is it that Philippa says in The Ringed Castle I didn't know another permutation in breeding was possible? Oh Philippa With Dorothy Dunnett it is always possibleThis is without uestion the best historical fiction I've ever read Perhaps the narrative is less tight here in the final book than in some of the others but that's a trifling uibble only T

  2. says:

    Ah You know that moment when you read the last page of a book and you gently close it or uh switch off your electronic reading device of choice and you breathe out a long breath and you just have to sit there for five or ten minutes smiling and not thinking much but just uietly hanging on to the last threads of it? YeahS

  3. says:

    Wellthat's it The end of a rollicking good read and a cracker of a seriesThis book ties the eight novels together and brings closure to the i

  4. says:

    I have finished re reading The House of Niccolo series and now I am so sad I am going to miss ClausNiccoloNicholasNicoletc the brilliant tough resilient tender man who I have come to love as I love few characters in fiction This novel

  5. says:

    Having visited Bruges in June I set myself to re read the entire House of Niccolo series from beginning to end They're long books and there are eight volumes so it took me six weeks to read them I was so swept along by the power and scope of the series that I didn't want it to end It takes us from Bruges all through the trading world of the 15th century the Black Sea and Trebizond last outpost of the Byzantine empire Caffa Poland Muscovy Ic

  6. says:

    I'll make a proper review later on but right now I'm just wishing that another 8 volumes had been written because I'm fin

  7. says:

    This book finishes the eight volume House of Niccolo series Dunnett wraps up all the threads and conflicts beautifully often in surprising ways Rather than get into the plot though I'm going to talk about some of my favorite charactersNicholas de Fleury Dunnett's main character is utterly fascinating thoroughly lifelike and disarmingly likable Even when I didn't like what he was doing or how he was behaving I was still riveted to

  8. says:

    As always when I finish a Dunnett book and particularly so with the last of the series I want to go back and read all the clues I missed immerse myself still in the world of the past that has now fallen into clearer detail with the revelations of the final few chapters But the books while absorbing are too large an undertaking to casually re

  9. says:

    Was; and is; and will be What could you want from the last book of a series if not a final like this? During this long journey with Nicholas I always tried to imagine what would happen next how it would end up for this guy that from being a dyer makes his way in the world until he gets to own a bank a trade network and a dense array of friends and enemies Probably what made ​​me fall in love with Dorothy Dunnett lies

  10. says:

    A lot of people complain that this book is weaker than the rest of the series but I disagree It felt slightly 'kitchen sink'ish when it was first published but on reading it years later I appreciate the subtle way that Dunnett brought along the characters with some superb writing during some very emotional momentsI wasn't disappointed I can't think of a time I've ever been disappointed by her historical fiction At the

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