Niccolo Rising (House of Niccolo, Book 1)

by Dorothy Dunnett | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0394531078 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by arugh48187 from Highland Park, Illinois USA on Thursday, October 25, 2018
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Synopsis:
In this first book of The House of Niccolò series, the author of the Lymond Chronicles introduces a new hero, Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyer's apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire.

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 Niccolò series. The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges.

Niccolò Rising, Book One of the series, finds us in Bruges, 1460. Jousting is the genteel pastime, and successful merchants are, of necessity, polyglot. Street smart, brilliant at figures, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, Dunnett's hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the hand of the strongest woman in Bruges and the hatred of two powerful enemies. From a riotous and potentially murderous carnival in Flanders, to an avalanche in the Alps and a pitched battle on the outskirts of Naples, Niccolò Rising combines history, adventure, and high romance in the tradition stretching from Alexandre Dumas to Mary Renault.

Journal Entry 2 by arugh48187 at Edina Library in Edina, Minnesota USA on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (10/28/2018 UTC) at Edina Library in Edina, Minnesota USA

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