Gemini (The House of Niccolo, 8)

Dorothy Dunnett

Scotland, 1477: Nicholas de Fleury, former banker and service provider, has re-appeared within the land that, 4 years past, he had introduced very as regards to wreck during an severe advertisement and private battle with mystery enemies--and, certainly, along with his shrewdpermanent spouse Gelis.

Now the chance for redemption is handy, yet Nicholas quickly unearths himself pursuing his pursuits amid a posh, corrosive energy fight centering at the Scottish royal kin yet heavily concerning the strong retailers of Edinburgh, the gentry, the clergy, the English (ever looking an excuse to pounce on their neighbor to the north), the French, the Burgundians. His presence quickly attracts Gelis and their son Jodi to Scotland, in addition to Nicholas's partners and subordinates in lots of a earlier endeavor--Dr. Tobias and his spouse Clémence, Mick Crackbene, John le furnish, and Andro Wodman between them. right here, too, Nicholas meets back with others who've had a power, for strong or evil, in his lifestyles: King James III of Scotland and his rebellious siblings; the St. Pols: Jordan, Simon, and younger Henry; Mistress Bel of Cuthilgurdy and David de Salmeton; Anselm Adorne and Kathi his niece. stuck up in, and infrequently molding, the process nice occasions, Nicholas shows via turns the fierce silence with which he mask his secrets and techniques, and the explosive, willful gaiety that binds males, girls, and kids to him. and because the secrets and techniques of his start and history come to gentle, Nicholas has to choose no matter if he wants to determine a destiny in Scotland for himself and his family members, and a house for his descendants.

Gemini brings to a stunning end Dorothy Dunnett's House of Niccolò sequence (synopsized during this volume), during which this peerless novelist has vividly re-created the dramatic, flamboyant global of the early Renaissance in historic writing of scrupulous authenticity and within the entrancing portrait of her visionary hero. Now, in a booklet infused with wit and poetry, emotion and humor, motion and secret, she brings Nicholas de Fleury ultimately to decide on his heart's domestic, the place he can workout all his talents as an consultant to kings and statesmen, as a husband, a father, and a pace-setter of men--and the place, might be, we are going to parent a connection among him and that different extraordinary character, Francis Crawford, whose exploits girl Dunnett recorded so memorably in The Lymond Chronicles.

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