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By Dorothy Dunnett

For the 1st time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles come in the USA in caliber paperback editions.

Pawn in Frankincense is the fourth within the mythical Lymond Chronicles. someplace in the bejeweled labyrinth of the Ottoman empire, a toddler is hidden. Now his father, Francis Crawford of Lymond, soldier of fortune and the exiled inheritor of Scottish the Aristocracy, is looking for him whereas ostensibly working on a undertaking to the Turkish Sultan. At stake is a pawn in a cutthroat video game whose gambits contain treason, enslavement, and homicide. With a Foreword by means of the writer.

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Pressed opposed to the clean partitions with their small iron grilles have been males of each alien facial contour and color. In turban and fez, in gowns white, black and brown, in striped cotton and naked brown pores and skin girt with a loincloth, they flattened again to the crack of the stave because the corporation agha cleared the best way, heron plume streaming. right here used to be a mosque, and one other, and one other. the following the sq. domed form of 1 of the sixty-odd baths, a few for bathing, a few a jail for slaves. There, in an open area, pack-camels have been kneeling, with their ineffable sneers, and donkeys with panniers filled with eco-friendly beans happening to the markets. And there in that aspect road was once a marketplace. …Quails in baskets, copper, pelts for floormats, terracotta; piles of roots and ordinary greens, part shovelled below protecting rags as a result of rain. one other mosque. an extended clean wall damaged abruptly by way of a deep, shadowed arch. past it, squatting nonetheless as younger olive-trees set in a simple, a category of small boys in pink caps and dun-coloured shirts, chanting, in treble. The lustrous darkish eyes in delicate olive skins became as they handed, chanting nonetheless, and Jerott checked out Lymond and fast away. A water-carrier…a slave, and probably a Christian. fortunate, if this have been his métier, to stroll bowed in the course of the filthy paths ignoring blows and the operating mucus of spittle. a few weren't so lucky. offered to nation Arabs or Numidians and greased with fats they could draw a plough with the asses and hold dung to the fields. Chained to the galleys they have been open to any barbarity to assuage the wind, may still it fail. Ganching, flaying, crucifying have been the punishments a Christian may perhaps undergo, and torture by way of hearth and truncheon and cord. yet then, idea Jerott, what country gentled its conquered? now not the Christian global. now not the Knights of St John. there have been orange-trees in leaf within the sq. earlier than the Viceregal palace, and a herd of goats despatched prancing and pattering by means of whip and stave. The palace guards in crimson fez and white burnous, knives in belts, stood silent whereas the cortège dismounted and Jerott, turning as his mare used to be taken away, learned they have been on a plateau probably ft above sea point, and observed for the 1st time, stalking down the hillside through block and dome and backyard and cypress and minaret, the town wherein he had ascended, and the harbour, the tower, the shoal of galley, brigantine, caique and galleasse mendacity at the gray water, with the Dauphiné and her flags and her blue and white awning resting between them, a lotus in a crocodile swamp. Their men-at-arms, he observed, have been to stay within the reduce courtroom, whereas Lymond and he and people who were fastened handed up in the course of the innermost gate. Jerott gazed at his personal lieutenant, raised a reassuring eyebrow, and walked previous all that comforting armour and up into the palace. He crossed a courtyard, skirted a small marble pond and entered an arcade coated with armed males, from which a excessive wood staircase ascended to a pillared gallery above.

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