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Queens' Play: Second In The Legendary Lymond Chronicles (original 1964; edition 1997)
Queens' Play by Dorothy Dunnett (1964)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067977744X, Paperback)For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.
Second in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Queen's Play follows Frances Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots. Though she is only a little girl, the Queen is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France. It is to France that Lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intact.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:16 -0400)
It is the 16th century, and the seven-year-old Mary Queen of Scots is in peril. She is under the constant threat of those who wish to keep her from taking the throne in England. The Queen Mother calls upon the former outlaw Francis Crawford of Lymond to protect the young girl. Lymond, in disguise, has infiltrated the palace in order to keep vigil. But will his watchful eye be enough to save the young Queen?
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