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The Disorderly Knights By Dorothy Dunnett The Disorderly Knights The third volume in The Lymond Chronicles the highly renowned series of historical novels by Dorothy Dunnett Disorderly Knights takes place in when Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to

  • Title: The Disorderly Knights
  • Author: Dorothy Dunnett
  • ISBN: 9780679777458
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Disorderly Knights By Dorothy Dunnett The third volume in The Lymond Chronicles, the highly renowned series of historical novels by Dorothy Dunnett, Disorderly Knights takes place in 1551, when Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks But shortly the swordsman and scholar discovers that the greatest threat to tThe third volume in The Lymond Chronicles, the highly renowned series of historical novels by Dorothy Dunnett, Disorderly Knights takes place in 1551, when Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks But shortly the swordsman and scholar discovers that the greatest threat to the Knights lies within their own ranks, where various factions vie secretly for master.
    The Disorderly Knights By Dorothy Dunnett

    The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett The third volume in The Lymond Chronicles, the highly renowned series of historical novels by Dorothy Dunnett, Disorderly Knights takes place in , when Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks. The Disorderly Knights Book Three in the legendary Lymond The disorderly knights of the title are the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in Malta Francis Crawford is involved in supporting the Knights struggles against the Turks and in a battle with the Knights leader Graham Reid Malett. The Disorderly Knights Book Three in the Legendary Lymond May , The Disorderly Knights is filled with clever, excitingly staged, and exquisitely detailed battle scenes in half a dozen countries Beneath this action and adventure is a serious running commentary on the clan battles of Scotland and the conflict between the crusader Knights of St John and the forces of Islam. The Disorderly Knights by Dorothy Dunnett About The Disorderly Knights Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans In this third volume of the series, Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta to assist an order of crusading knights in defending the island against the Turks only to discover that the greatest threat to the knights The Disorderly Knights Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Jun , The Disorderly Knights is filled with clever, excitingly staged, and exquisitely detailed battle scenes in half a dozen countries Beneath this action and adventure is a serious running commentary on the clan battles of Scotland and the conflict between the crusader Knights of St John and the forces of Islam. The Disorderly Knights Dorothy Dunnett Jul , Description The third volume in The Lymond Chronicles, the highly renowned series of historical novels by Dorothy Dunnett, Disorderly Knights takes place in , when Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks. The Disorderly Knights Book Three in by Dorothy Dunnett Jun , The third volume in The Lymond Chronicles, the highly renowned series of historical novels by Dorothy Dunnett, Disorderly Knights takes place in , when Francis Free shipping over Buy a cheap copy of The Disorderly Knights Book Three in by Dorothy Dunnett. The Disorderly Knights Dorothy Dunnett The Idle Jul , The difficulty I had with this is that, in The Disorderly Knights, the facts are superficially very much against Lymond Spoilers ahead Spoilers ahead Even though I suspected Gabriel wasn t all he seemed, Lymond s behaviour shocked me at times he seems to have grown acerbic and irreverent, and his treatment of Joleta even though she s far from sympathetic was deeply unpleasant. The disorderly knights Open Library The disorderly knights by Dunnett, Dorothy Dorothy Dunnett editions First published in Subjects Fiction, History, Francis Crawford Fictitious character The Disorderly Knights Quotes by Dorothy Dunnett The Disorderly Knights Quotes Showing of I would give you my soul in a blackberry pie and a knife to cut it with Dorothy Dunnett, The Disorderly Knights tags devotion, love

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    1. Alex Farrand on said:

      so small a spirit, to lodge such sorrows as mankind has brought you Live.Wait for me, new, frightened soul And though the world should reel to a puny death, and the wolves are appointed our godfathers, I will not fail you, ever Now, I fall into a book hang over Scene.Disorderly Knightsis the third book in the series the Lymond Chronicles Lymond after his french court insanity inQueen s Playleaves to help the Knights of Malta defend their home from the upcoming evasion of their mortal enemy, the [...]

    2. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      This third installment in Dorothy Dunnett s Lymond series is finally completed, and yeah, it took me many days weeks over a month to work my way through to the end of this lengthy and complex historical fiction novel, with than a few detours along the way I was easily distracted by other books in the early stages, but that was my fault as much as this book s But once again, as the story started moving toward its climactic scenes, and events got and exciting and gripping, and the pieces starte [...]

    3. Algernon on said:

      Dear me, said Lymond mildly I am being taken to an unfortified island, where half the defenders and most of the defence fleet are missing, to lay down my life in defence of an Order incompetently if not culpably led, wholly divided among itself, given over to fighting for secular princes and entirely denuded of money with which to pay me for my services Where are Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude and Justice Where are the the Eight Beautitudes of that proud White Cross Where are the Crusaders of Y [...]

    4. Danica on said:

      MUCH TOO LENGTHY THOUGHTS Well, I seem to have been properly sideswiped by this one or perhaps the accurate verb would be trounced trammeled shebanged My sleeping habits these past few days have been nothing short of atrocious Even as I type this I am thinking of throwing aside my laptop and making a dive for Pawn in Frankincense, lying but a few feet to the right of my itchy fingers I suppose I should be grateful there is no title in this series called The Fianchettoed Bishop, because book 3 h [...]

    5. Sandra on said:

      Oh my god What a book There s only one problem Now I ve gotta read Pawn in Frankincense And I m already dreading it all being over Dunnett spins a wonderful, intricate, suspenseful plot Sometimes she makes me laugh, sometimes she makes me look up words, but always she entertains me What rewards a little work can bring This series has made me fall in love with the characters over time The depth of character building is phenomenal The plotting is sine qua non The world building is impeccable What [...]

    6. Cphe on said:

      Third installment of this very excellent historical series This book introduces a villan almost as compelling and mesmerisisng as Francis Lymond himself.Can t add much than what other readers have already stated These books are lengthy and have quite convoluted plots but the characters and their motives are wonderful and engaging reading Wonderful author and simply a top notch series

    7. Kate Sherrod on said:

      Oh, Lymond, Lymond, how I do want to love thee And every book you almost, almost talk me out of it Every book you look guilty as hell of whatever crimes most have all of Scotland France Malta Wherever up in arms, and every book you turn out to be, well, I m trying not to spoil anything here, but there are three books in this series, so certain truths are probably pretty evident, even to the kinds of people you re so very, very good at foolingThe Disorderly Knights, the third in the great Doroth [...]

    8. Melanie on said:

      Dunnett always toys with you and your expectation of where the plot is going Loved it.

    9. Stephanie Ricker on said:

      I think the Dunnett obsession grows very slowly, but once it s upon you, you don t have a hope of escape This book was bloody brilliant Dunnett s writing is so intelligent, I feel somewhat like a little kid sitting at the adults table, only understanding about half of the conversation She uses words that even I ve never heard of that sounds terribly arrogant of me, I realize, but it s a fact that I rarely run across a word I don t know Corymb, calyx, firlot I had to look all of them up Her books [...]

    10. Misfit on said:

      Francis Crawford of Lymond is sent by the French King to the Island of Malta where the Knights Hospitallers are threatened by an invasion from the Turks While there Francis is caught up in the politics of the Knights, in particular one Graham Malett who the reader will discover is not at all what he and his convent raised sister are what they appear to be on the surface As Dunnett slowly peels back the layers of her story, the reader is taken from Malta to embattled Tripoli and then back again t [...]

    11. Lucinda on said:

      Complicated, like all her books She has no tolerance for lazy readers, and the ending I have to find the next book right now

    12. sarah on said:

      I deducted a star just because view spoiler a lot of the conflict here turned on the supposed chastity or lack thereof of a female character, which always makes me uncomfortable no matter how villainous that character might be or how consistent it might be with the time period the book depicts hide spoiler That said, nobody could ever accuse Dunnett of not loving all her other magnificent female characters Oonagh Sybilla Kate and Philippa Freaking Somerville so I can overcome that distaste.Every [...]

    13. Dillwynia Peter on said:

      I m a little conflicted about this book in the Lymond series I loved much of it in retrospect but there were a good 200 pages of this 590 tiny print book that bored me to tears I m hoping it was just me being tired rather than the novel itself.At heart this book is about a psychopath, except it will take you close to 90% before you discover this then all the previous actions comments make perfect sense Before then, Lymond is truly annoying a shit at baiting an honest and honourable man There wil [...]

    14. Shannon on said:

      It s been a long time since I ve read books that make me jump up and down with excitement, or throw the book away from me in anger I was shaking, overcome with emotion, as I read the final scenes of Disorderly Knights Dorothy has such a gift for story telling and character development It is hard to believe that with a three page character list at the front of this book, I have a firm grasp of each personality which is not due to any lack of complexity I knew, from Game of Kings and Queen s Play, [...]

    15. Morgan on said:

      Seriously amazing I loved the first book and liked the second but this one was possibly my favorite This might have to do with it involving familiar characters and thus requiring less confusing set up than the previous two These books are wonderful and really reward close reading The historical details are amazing I just finished and immediately put my bookmark in the next book What really pulls the books, though, are the amazing characters Lymond is so likably flawed and a fantastic antihero T [...]

    16. Poiema on said:

      I jumped in at the middle of the Lymond Chronicles series with this book, my first DD read I had to take it slow, as the vocabulary was challenging, the plot rather complex and detailed, and the war accoutrements unfamiliar This is a substantial piece of writing that requires your full attention, and in return you garner history, full throttled action, colorful geography, and mind boggling plot twists This is not my typical genre, but the adventures of the Scottish Lymond, a brilliant and enigma [...]

    17. The Idle Woman on said:

      Although I am thoroughly enjoying the Lymond Chronicles so far, this third book in the series struck me as having difficulties in structure than the previous two I am a first time reader, so don t have the luxury of knowing how it all turns out in the end The first scenes in Scotland, settling back in with Will Scott and Sibylla and the familiar characters there, were great fun When the action moved to Malta, however, for the first act , I felt it was less engaging and disjointed Lymond is ver [...]

    18. Giki on said:

      The third in the Lymond chronicles series If you have got this far then you have probably read and enjoyed the first two books You will be just as frustrated, disappointed, shocked and annoyed by this glorious book as you were by the previous 2 I kind of despise myself for being so consumed by these books, but like the addict I am, I dived straight into the next one after finishing this.The book opens in raucous style with Will Scott marrying his auntie in the middle of a border raid After Franc [...]

    19. Jenna on said:

      This series continues to get better with each book And darker Much darker Dunnett continues to shock me at the end of each book with the intricate plot and non stop twists present in this story Long battles, massive betrayals, utter depravity and fascinating characters.

    20. DayDreamer on said:

      I only hav e one word of any relevance view spoiler That might nake me a terrible person it probablt does, that s alright with me but I was okay with ditching the baby since Lymnd can t be sure until he finds him, whether his son is still alive or even rral Kind of didn t enjoy Philippa giving Gabriel this chance iof escape hide spoiler Jerott, for God s sake Are you doing this for a wager said Lymond, his patience gone at last What does anyone want out of life What kind of freak do you suppose [...]

    21. Dorian on said:

      Looking down the list of reviews I wondered what the proportion of female to male readership is for these books I thought about it too when I picked up this book It was a random selection, and, truth I wasn t expecting much It s been a long time since I read any historical fiction, and what I was really expecting was a sappy romance I wouldn t pursue very far Well, this book turned out to be considerably better than that I got the bright haired clear sighted hero I expected, but a hero who is an [...]

    22. Elizabeth on said:

      Dunnett remains the only author I ve read in the last ten years whose books make me repeatedly exclaim, laugh and gasp aloud I found this the least gripping of the Lymond chronicles so far, and it s taken me 6 weeks to read it too much exposition of the they went here, they went there, this and this and this happened type, but it still had wonderful jaw dropping moments Like when Gabriel s shirt gets ripped off and we discover that HE TOO is scarred with HIS SISTER S MARK BLEH BLEH BLEH or the h [...]

    23. Heather on said:

      Francis Crawford s adventures continue in the third installment of Dorothy Dunnett s The Lymond Chronicles Francis Crawford of Lymond is dispatched to embattled Malta, to assist the Knights of Hospitallers in defending the island against the Turks While there Lymond makes the acquaintance of another dazzling, larger than life man who becomes an integral part of the story Lymond is brilliant, sarcastic, witty, agile, sardonic, and romantic even though he claims to love no one Today said Lymond, i [...]

    24. Sharon on said:

      I spent much of this book going Something feels off with Gabriel, but I don t know why And then it all fit together This was a brilliant book exercise in show, not tell as you can tell from Dunnett s descriptions that Gabriel is not what he claims to be, yet she still manages to hook you into him with other words Brilliance Of course, I m also someone who suffers mightily when stories feature betrayal by a trusted person so it was only at the point when Jerott knew the truth that I was able to a [...]

    25. Yati on said:

      September 2017 Wow, I missed so much during my first read of this book, probably because I was flipping through it too fast trying to catch up with the plot, especially in the second half I found myself doing the same thing this reread, and had to make myself go back and reread some passages Certain lines definitely have significance now And I still haven t looked up all that French and Latin, ha Still very enjoyable and heartbreaking I found second part when everything was just starting at St [...]

    26. JuliAnna on said:

      Before starting on The Disorderly Knights the third book of the series , I went back and reread the first two This turned out to be a mistake They are still good books, but they came up lacking when I knew what to expect from the plot There is just not enough history or philosophy or insight into human behavior to keep me thoroughly engaged I am now enjoying The Disorderly Knights quite a bit It is definitely entertaining, but as with the earlier books a little intellectually lighter than one wa [...]

    27. Susan on said:

      This is my favorite of the Lymond books so far, but of course, each one I read is my favorite until I read the next one As always, I m in awe of Ms Dunnett s writing abilities She always knows what is going on in each of her characters heads but shows us only enough glimpses to keep us turning the pages The effect is similar to really living through the events you have only the evidence of people s expressions and words and the facts on the ground that you know when to understand the whole story [...]

    28. Ann Kuhns on said:

      I am obsessed with this series to the exclusion of much else I am foregoing TV and lighter books to work my way through these They are slow going You can t skim because critically important details are sprinkled throughout Whose the guy in Oonagh s tent that night you think you know but oh you realize you are wrong when it s dropped in a passing reference in book 4 And really, I think the writing could have been cleaneri many passages it remains unclear exactly who is speaking or to whom the aut [...]

    29. Katherine Harbour on said:

      This is my favorite book in a historical fiction series about a soldier of fortune, a trickster, in 1500s Scotland Francis Crawford of Lymond serves as a spy in a series of adventures that are both fascinating, tragic, and suspenseful Lymond is cunning, attractive, and seemingly amoral, but he gets the job done, sometimes with consequences to himself and those he loves The villains are excellent and in this novel, Lymond makes an enemy of Graham Malett, the golden, St Michael like knight he expo [...]

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