Pawn in Frankincense

Pawn in Frankincense

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Somewhere within the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman empire, a child is hidden. Now his father, Francis Crawford of Lymond, soldier of fortune and the exiled heir of Scottish nobility, is searching for him while ostensibly engaged on a mission to the Turkish Sultan. At stake is a pawn in a cutthroat game whose gambits include treason, enslavement, and murder. -- adapted from page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019
Edition: Second Vintage books edition
Copyright Date: ©1969
ISBN: 9780525565277
Branch Call Number: FICTION Dun
Description: xiv, 603 pages : map ; 23 cm


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Apr 26, 2017

Fourth of the Lymond Chronicles, and my favorite so far. With Gabriel having escaped a duel with Lymond, and Lymond finally learns of the existence of his son. Now he chases that child. If he doesn't, he knows Gabriel will kill him. But he does it out of duty, not love for a baby he's never met, and his temper gets worse and worse, as the trip becomes more and more dangerous. Philippa has followed him, "to take care of the baby," giving him another burden. In France, they meet Marthe, a beautiful woman who looks exactly like Lymond. Are they related? They learn there are 2 babies, who look alike, and in a terrible "chess game," Lymond has to choose between them, and is finally able to revenge himself on Gabriel. He sends Philippa, Archie with his son back to his mother in Scotland, and goes on another adventure after Marthe saves his own life. Most satisfactory.


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