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Caprice and Rondo: The Seventh Book in the House of Niccolo (House of Niccolo/Dorothy Dunnett) Hardcover – May 19, 1998
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This book opens with Nicholas in Poland. He's been kicked out of his company and exiled from Scotland and the Netherlands as a result of his actions in the last book. (This is another reason the Niccolo books are a bit harder to like: Nicholas does some pretty clearly bad stuff. Whenever Lymond seemed to be up to something bad, it turned out he was being misunderstood.) In Poland he spends a winter womanizing and drinking with the pirate Pauel Benecke, who wants him to join in a pirate mission the following summer. But Anselm Adorne, the upright burgomaster from Bruges who misunderstands Nicholas pretty comprehensively, and who stands in a role vaguely similar to Lymond's brother Richard Crawford in the Lymond books: a good man who tends to regard the hero as an enemy because he doesn't understand him, shows up on a mission to try to recover damages from an earlier piracy committed by Benecke. Also, Adorne and the Patriarch of Antioch, Ludovico da Bologna, intend to head to Tabriz to negotiate with the Persian Uzum Hasan for support against the Turks. (So far, every character I have mentioned except Nicholas is an actual historical character.Read more ›
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Another cracker from Dorothy Dunnett. Twists and turns in the plot, magnetic characterisation.Published 15 days ago by Sally
I've read the series three times now. Of the thousands of books I've read in my life (I'm retired), the eight volumes of The House of Niccolo comprise my very favorite book. Read morePublished 9 months ago by jdmcox
Riveting series with the ongoing plot saturated with Renaissance history, but perhaps slightly more melodramatic than I'd like. Read morePublished 11 months ago by ann alexander
Very easy to fall into these books and not want to surface until they are completed. Book seven in the Niccolo series and for this reader Caprice and Rondo may well be the most... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cphe
Captivating. What will I do when I finish book 8?Published 14 months ago by Mrs. P. Czyzak-dannenbaum
All I can say is read them all. In order. You will be transported to the 1400's and both your mind and your heart will be exercised.Published 16 months ago by DBF
Exactly what I expected from Ms Dunnett. Complex plot with twists and turns, well researched history that comes alive in your imagination.Published 16 months ago by Keith Hansen
I love this series! Like its predecessors, this book was excellent, well written, fun to read. I intend to read the entire series again. Read morePublished 16 months ago by E.McS