!!> Read ➯ Scales of Gold (The House of Niccolo, #4) ➳ Author Dorothy Dunnett – Pcusati.info

!!> Read ➯ Scales of Gold (The House of Niccolo, #4) ➳ Author Dorothy Dunnett – Pcusati.info With The Bravura Storytelling And Pungent Authenticity Of Detail She Brought To Her Acclaimed Lymond Chronicles, Dorothy Dunnett, Grande Dame Of The Historical Novel, Presents The House Of Niccol Series The Time Is The 15th Century, When Intrepid Merchants Became The New Knighthood Of Europe Among Them, None Is Bolder Or Cunning Than Nicholas Vander Poele Of Bruges, The Good Natured Dyer S Apprentice Who Schemes And Swashbuckles His Way To The Helm Of A Mercantile Empire The Year 1464 Finds Nicholas Back In Venice Plagued By Enemies Bent On Dissolving His Assets And Smearing His Character, He Sets Sail For Africa, Legendary Location Of The Fountain Of Youth, Home To A Descendant Of Sheba And Solomon, And The Source Of Gold In Such Abundance That Men Prefer To Barter In Shells He Will Learn Firsthand The Brutality And Grandeur Of The Dark Continent, From The Horror Of The Slave Trade To The Austere Nobility Of Islamic Timbuktu He Will Discover, Too, The Charms Of The Beautiful Gelis Van Borselen A Woman Whose Passion For Nicholas Is Rivaled Only By Her Desire To Punish Him For His Role In Her Sister S Death Erotic And Lush With Detail, Scales Of Gold Embraces The Complexity Of The Renaissance, Where Mercantile Adventure Couples With Personal Quests Behind The Silken Curtains Of The Age Of Discovery.


10 thoughts on “Scales of Gold (The House of Niccolo, #4)

  1. Carol Carol says:

    This is the fourth book in the House of Niccolo Having left Cyprus, Nicholas embarks on an expedition to Africa, his two aims being trade and exploration In the late 15th century, this journey is arduous and risky Nicholas and his companions on odd mix of people from his present and his past,a s well as some new faces endure extreme hardships and experience exotic wond


  2. Ryan Groesbeck Ryan Groesbeck says:

    It is, as always, a crime to give Dunnett less than five stars, and I am not feeling in a criminal mind today This one has the starting hints of what I recall annoying me about the later stages of this series constant allusions to grand plans without ever revealing what those are Perhaps they become clear in future novels I would assume that they do , but I don t need mult


  3. Shel Shel says:

    My favorite of the Niccolo books so far couldn t put it down


  4. Korynn Korynn says:

    This volume finds yet another hard headed determined female in pursuit of Niccolo but Niccolo is definitely playing hard to get by embarking on a highly ambitious and secretive trip to Africa Death appears to await him as he chooses to pursue his goal, but he survives...


  5. Diane Diane says:

    Dorothy Dunnett never fails to take my breath away with her historical fiction In this, the fourth book of the House of Niccolo series, our hero travels to Portugal, Madeira, and Timbuktu He is accompanied by his friend who is also his conscience , Father Godscalc Godscalc is on a mission to find the Kingdom of the famous Prester John in Ethiopia.Tagging along and not entirely welcome


  6. Miko Mayer Miko Mayer says:

    Found the first 350 pages stretched on for way too long, but, from there, the rest of the book was really interesting The insights into the characters and the setting were back to Dunnett s form and I couldn t put it down I just think it s a shame that those first 350 pages weren t edited down to around a hundred If I could rate the book in halves, I d give one star to the first and five


  7. Jane Jane says:

    Second time through, it s a 5 It s only a 5, though, if you read it slow enough to pick up the dozen nuances on each page that let you know what is really going on Fascinating how Dunnett conveys character motives and feelings.


  8. Laurie Laurie says:

    Dorothy Dunnett really is the master of genetic angst.


  9. Jennifer (JC-S) Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    This is the fourth volume in the eight part House of Niccolo series The House of Niccolo is definitely a series best read in order the history, the intricate plotting and the characters develop throughout the series and the connections between the books can only be appreciated if read in sequence.In this volume covering 1464 to 1468 , Nicholas returns to Venice from Cyprus and is met by a watchful re


  10. Siria Siria says:

    This feels like the turning point of the House of Niccolo series, much as Checkmate was in the Lymond Chronicles There s the long, slow build up of character development throughout the book for all that much of it takes place in West Africa, in places where Europeans would so rarely have ventured in the fifteenth century, or even in the present day, there is relatively little description of the en


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *