The House of Niccolò
vol. 8

Scorpio/Detail from Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Sagittarius/Detail from Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
"When you sell a man a book, you do not sell him twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue ­ you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humor and ships at sea at night ­ there is all heaven and earth in a book, a real book I mean."
Christopher Morley       

The eighth and last book of The House of Niccolò appeared in June 2000. With this concluding volume, Dorothy Dunnett links the series to the Lymond Chronicles, completing a great epic tale which spans nearly a century.

Will our storyteller leave unsolved the countless questions of both series which have kept her readers all over the world holding their breath?

The doors are wide open to speculation about our hero's hidden motives, his origins and his family. And naturally also about the end of the Niccolò series. For when we recall how harshly and unsentimentally Dunnett sometimes treats her heroes, a happy ending is by no means certain.

Lorenzo Lotto, Detail from  Allegory of Sin and Virtue
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