The Ringed Castle

The Ringed Castle: The Lymond Chronicles Book Five

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/01/1999
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Before George R. R. Martin there was Dorothy Dunnett . . .

PERFECT for fans of A Game of Thrones.

'She is a brilliant story teller, The Lymond Chronicles will keep you reading late into the night, desperate to know the fate of the characters you have come to care deeply about.' The Times Literary Supplement

The Ringed Castle is the fifth book in the series


'Not to every young girl is it given to enter the harem of the Sultan of Turkey and return to her homeland a virgin . . .'

Sixteen-year-old Philippa Somerville has left Constantinople intact. Returning to England as wife in name only to Francis Crawford of Lymond, she wastes no time in seeking the truth about her new spouse, even as she finds herself navigating the paranoid court of Queen Mary.

Lymond, meanwhile, arrives in Moscow to assist its young Tsar Ivan to create a fledgling Russian army. But when he is tasked to visit London as Ivan's envoy his path is bound to cross that of the wife he has sworn to divorce.

Yet neither Lymond nor Philippa, caught up in their own scheming, can quite see the vast conspiracy enshrouding them . . .

'Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety' The Times

'Melodrama of the most magnificent kind' The Guardian

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140279894
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Weight: 394g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 34 mm

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The Ringed Castle
an exhausting epic, superb
5th book in the Lymond series so read the other 4 first. Try hard to avoid spoilers – they spoil everything, never google character names.... take care rea... READ MORE
Gillian Kirkland