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Short Description Edit

“Once an outlaw pursued through all of Scotland, Francis Crawford of Lymond has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots, who, though she is only a little girl, is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France. And it is to France — magnificently civilized, dizzyingly corrupt — that Lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit to their fullest while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person remains intact.” -Vintage ed. back cover

Setting Edit

Sep 1550 — Jun 1551, primarily the north of France (Rouen), the (French) Loire valley (Blois, Châteaubriant) and London

Editions Edit

  • ASIN 9997406362 (Putnam Pub Group, June 1, 1964), hardcover
  • ISBN 0848813014 (Amereon Ltd, June 1, 1983), hardcover, reprint edition, cover price $29.95
  • ISBN 0899663206 (Buccaneer Books, August 1, 1983), hardcover, cover price $39.95
  • ISBN 0446312886 (Warner Books, April 1, 1984), paperback, reprint edition, cover price $3.95
  • ISBN 0445084960 (Warner Books, April 1, 1984), paperback
  • ISBN 067977744X (Vintage Books, May 1, 1997), paperback, reprint edition, 432 pages, cover price $15.00