The Game of Kings

The first book in the series introduces Dunnett's unforgettable antihero as he returns to Scotland with a wild plan to redeem his reputation and save his home. The year is 1547.

The Game of Kings

Author: Dorothy Dunnett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525565246

Page: 592

View: 715

Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett's legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. The first book in the series introduces Dunnett's unforgettable antihero as he returns to Scotland with a wild plan to redeem his reputation and save his home. The year is 1547. Scotland is clinging to independence after a humiliating English invasion. Paradoxically, the country's freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, with a scholar's erudition and a wicked tongue. Clawing his way back into a country that has outlawed him, and to a family that has turned its back on him, Lymond will prove that he has both the will and the cunning to clear his name and defend his people--no matter the cost.

The Lymond Chronicles Box Set Books 1 3

The journey begins with the three books included in this set: The Game of Kings, Queens' Play, and The Disorderly Knights. In 1547, Francis Crawford of Lymond is disgraced and newly escaped from captivity.

The Lymond Chronicles Box Set  Books 1   3

Author: Dorothy Dunnett

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 059308120X

Page: 1696

View: 374

Combining all the political intrigue of Game of Thrones with the sweeping romanticism of Outlander, Dorothy Dunnett’s legendary Lymond Chronicles have enthralled readers for decades and amassed legions of devoted fans. The journey begins with the three books included in this set: The Game of Kings, Queens' Play, and The Disorderly Knights. In 1547, Francis Crawford of Lymond is disgraced and newly escaped from captivity. Returning to his beloved Scotland, he soon embarks on a fantastic journey that will take him from the castles and glens of his ancestral home, to the decadent French Court, to the battlegrounds of crusading knights in Malta—a quest which will require him to risk everything in order to redeem his reputation and protect his homeland.

The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings

Exhaustively researched, this compilation follows the book page-by-page, providing useful translations, illustrations, lost definitions, and historical facts to faithfully shed light on the story.

The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings

Author: Laura Caine Ramsey J. D.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781478260332

Page: 392

View: 982

Enter undaunted the world of Dorothy Dunnett's first chef-d' vre, The GAME of KINGS. Exhaustively researched, this compilation follows the book page-by-page, providing useful translations, illustrations, lost definitions, and historical facts to faithfully shed light on the story. Designed to elucidate the mid-16th century for the 21st century reader, the Guide enriches one's experience of The Lymond Chronicles, providing deeper understanding and an appreciation for the discernment, subtlety, and scope of Dorothy Dunnett's extraordinary writing."

Kings of New York

The Kings of New York is the story of how these eight boys and girls battle their differences to come together as a team, and how they face their victories and disappointments.

Kings of New York

Author: Michael Weinreb

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0224077724

Page: 304

View: 588

Edward R Murrow School, Brooklyn, New York. An unconventional group of kids at an unconventional school located in the heart of the most unconventional city in America is making headlines. With a chess club. In The Kings of New York, writer Michael Weinreb spends a year with the Murrow chess team, from cash games in Washington Square Park to state tournaments in Nashville, bringing to life an eccentric cast of characters. Meet Sal, Lithuanian self-proclaimed 'stupid, lazy genius'; Ilya, a shy Ukrainian immigrant; Oscar Santana, a Puerto Rican teen; Nataliya, the only girl on the team; and coach Eliot Weiss - a former pro ice-hockey player turned maths teacher. They're a true cross-section of New York: immigrants, natives, rich, poor, black, and white, kids who couldn't be more different except when it comes to one thing - chess. The Kings of New York is the story of how these eight boys and girls battle their differences to come together as a team, and how they face their victories and disappointments. Above all, it's the story of a group of gifted misfits searching for the silence and order and strange beauty that can be found within those sixty-four squares on a chess board.

The Manner of the Kingdom

This is The Second Street Chess Ministry Rule Book. 1. Street Chess Ministry The Revolutionary Rule Book 2. The Manner of The Kingdom Rules of The Game of Kings and Queens 3. The Book of The Wars of The Lord Black Moves First 4.

The Manner of the Kingdom

Author: Ti Burtzloff

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517384470

Page: 40

View: 145

It is not really clearly understood what this book is exactly: nor how it came about and so forth; therefore, all that we can really do to best offer a description of this book is to provide a sample of it that one may read > And the king shall appoint unto himself a couple of knights to be his horsemen; and sometimes the knights of the king shall be able to run in the beginning even before his chariots run; for the horsemen shall be able to leap over the chariots and run out into the battle-field ahead of the pawns. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them strategically upon the Chess-board in order to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots and so forth. And until one memorizes the patterns which result in victory, one must simply take each move step by step and play it by ear. Let the people which want a king to rule over them, study to play this board game which I have made available as an ensample of what your lives will be like from the day that you appoint one of your fellow-men to have rule over your own souls. And the king, whom you set up for yourselves to have dominion over you, will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers, and to be his virgins. For the king will take the virginity of every daughter before he suffers her to lie in the same bed as her husband. The king will require the flower from every girl which is betrothed to an husband. For the reasoning of the counselors and scribes and (Bishops) of the kingdom shall be that the king is better than the average citizens of the kingdom; and therefore, it shall be preferred to breed kings into the earth, rather than to breed peasants and farmers and servants and so forth. And the king, whom you set up for yourselves to have dominion over your own souls, will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And at the counsel of the (Bishops) which will stand next to the king and queen, filling their heads with ideas of how best to oppress the kingdom (which is you) in order to satisfy their lust of greed for the sake of more filthy lucre; they shall advise their kings to build fancy church buildings and establish rituals regarding tithes & offerings. And the king, whom you will worship, will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his own servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your strongest donkeys, and your choicest rooks, and your female asses, and put them all to his own idea of work. And so, Samuel (with help) from some wood-cutters, carved sculptures which were symbolic of kings and queens and knights and bishops and rooks and pawns and created an animated pattern of war and oppression; hoping that the people would realize the results of war and shun the ideas of violence and turn from the illusiveness of division in consciousness, and cease to view distinctions between so-called kingdoms and cultures which perceive that they are not (one) based off of the deceitful divisiveness of imaginary borders. Howbeit, the people craved killing, and the spilling of blood was an excitement for them, and they loved the board game, and they used it for entertainment, rather than for an actual illustration of the consequences of what would manifest if they set kings over themselves in order to rule and oppress them and have dominion over their own souls and render themselves like as unto the beasts. And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king. And that began to be the object of the game of kings and queens. To save the king from being trapped into a snare which they named Check-Mate became the goal of the game which they named Chess. Now behold; this book is not for those which have no faith. For they shall profit nothing from it.

A Clash of Kings

THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO.

A Clash of Kings

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553897853

Page: 784

View: 412

THE BOOK BEHIND THE SECOND SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES, AN ORIGINAL SERIES NOW ON HBO. A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE: BOOK TWO In this thrilling sequel to A Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin has created a work of unsurpassed vision, power, and imagination. A Clash of Kings transports us to a world of revelry and revenge, wizardry and warfare unlike any we have ever experienced. A comet the color of blood and flame cuts across the sky. And from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns. Six factions struggle for control of a divided land and the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, preparing to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. It is a tale in which brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night. Here a princess masquerades as an orphan boy; a knight of the mind prepares a poison for a treacherous sorceress; and wild men descend from the Mountains of the Moon to ravage the countryside. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, victory may go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when kings clash, the whole land trembles.

Game of Kings

The legends have persisted over centuries, like the one about Sissa, the Brahmin
philosopher who supposedly created the game to teach a despotic king that he
couldn't rule without the support of all of his subjects, or the one about the wise ...

Game of Kings

Author: Michael Weinreb

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440622116

Page: 304

View: 374

A year with the boy geniuses of the nation's top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York's public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.

Chess the Game of Kings the King of Games

1 LIBRARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS CHESS 1 The Game of Kings The
King of Games As Played by Recreational Groups in the CHICAGO PARK
DISTRICT Compiled by LENACE L. FERGUS some a S on A CHESS , believed
to be ...

Chess  the Game of Kings  the King of Games

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 28

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A Clash of Kings

A Clash of Kings will require the main A Game of Thrones Board Game to play.

A Clash of Kings

Author: Fantasy Flight Games

Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games

ISBN: 9781589941595

Page:

View: 635

This new expansion will include rules and components for the following: The new House Martell (for playing the game with 6 players; includes new cards, tokens, and a large gameboard overlay); An alternative higher-powered set of House Cards for all six Houses; Rules and components for managing the ports of Westeros; New wooden tokens for the powerful but vulnerable Siege Engines; Wooden Fortification tokens; and Special order tokens for every house. A Clash of Kings will require the main A Game of Thrones Board Game to play.

Book On Chess

How to become an expert in chess? Chess is an interesting sport and requires a lot of acumen in every move. If you are a new player then these books will make you the winner of the matches with your friends.

Book On Chess

Author: Dana Brana

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 266

View: 550

How to become an expert in chess? Chess is an interesting sport and requires a lot of acumen in every move. If you are a new player then these books will make you the winner of the matches with your friends. Through four books, you are going to learn what you will need to know: Quickly and confidently move every piece from Pawn to King Set up the board from memory quickly and correctly. Every. Single. Time Identify the little-known reason most beginners lose and how to use it to your advantage Play your first 10 moves so you control the game Bend the rules with little-known Chess moves (it's not cheating!) Use four diabolical openings to conquer your friends today How to use chess tactics to "steal" pieces from your opponents Turn your opponent's own pieces against him Use one simple checkmate technique most beginners overlook Recognize the most common checkmates and when to use them And much much more!

A Game of Thrones RPG

The book features dual stats for the d20 and Tri-Stat Systems, and includes new magic rules and character options.

A Game of Thrones RPG

Author: Jesse Scoble

Publisher: Guardians of Order

ISBN: 9781894938303

Page: 128

View: 600

The epic fantasy game continues in A Clash of Kings, the Game of Thrones RPG supplement that covers the events of novel #2 of George R. R. Martin's masterpiece of fantasy literature, A Song of Ice and Fire. Explore the magic and mysteries of the Iron Throne, Seven Kingdoms, noble houses, and Night's Watch - against a backdrop of incest, fratricide, alchemy, and murder! The book features dual stats for the d20 and Tri-Stat Systems, and includes new magic rules and character options.

A Clash of Kings The Graphic Novel Volume One

The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

A Clash of Kings  The Graphic Novel  Volume One

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 1984817469

Page: 192

View: 338

The first volume of a four-part graphic novel adaptation of the second book in George R. R. Martin’s landmark Song of Ice and Fire series, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. The four-part graphic novel adaptation of A Game of Thrones proved that George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has the power to enchant in any medium. Now the story continues as New York Times bestselling author Landry Q. Walker and illustrator Mel Rubi introduce a thrilling new series based on the second book in the landmark saga. Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and King Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding walls of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war. As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky—a comet the color of blood and flame—six factions struggle for control of a divided land. Eddard’s son Robb has declared himself King in the North. In the south, Joffrey, the heir apparent, rules in name only, victim of the scheming courtiers who teem over King’s Landing. Robert Baratheon’s two brothers each seek his own dominion, while a disfavored house turns once more to conquest. And a continent away, an exiled queen, the Mother of Dragons, risks everything to lead her precious brood across a hard, hot desert to win back the crown that is rightfully hers. Against a backdrop of incest and fratricide, alchemy and murder, the price of glory may be measured in blood. And the spoils of victory may just go to the men and women possessed of the coldest steel . . . and the coldest hearts. For when rulers clash, all the land feels the tremors.

Chess Learning For Beginners

In this book, you learn how to: - Quickly and confidently move each piece from Pawn to King - Confidently Set up the board from memory quickly and correctly every...single...time - Use my step-by-step method for commanding the puzzling ...

Chess Learning For Beginners

Author: Elwood Wasinger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 124

View: 898

Are you a chess beginner? Do you want to improve your chances of victory in your training games? Or even in tournaments? You are in the right place! In this book, you learn how to: - Quickly and confidently move each piece from Pawn to King - Confidently Set up the board from memory quickly and correctly every...single...time - Use my step-by-step method for commanding the puzzling Knight - Harness the power of your own mind to visualize the board and gain an edge over your opponent - Learn the little-known reason why most beginners lose and how to use it to your advantage - Employ a three-question checklist to ensure you don't lose your pieces for no good reason - Blow your opponent's mind! Predict your opponent's strategy three moves ahead and stop their plan before they've even tried it

A Game of Thrones

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON Winter is coming.

A Game of Thrones

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553897845

Page: 720

View: 571

NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES—THE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off King’s Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell rules in Robert’s name. There his family dwells in peace and comfort: his proud wife, Catelyn; his sons Robb, Brandon, and Rickon; his daughters Sansa and Arya; and his bastard son, Jon Snow. Far to the north, behind the towering Wall, lie savage Wildings and worse—unnatural things relegated to myth during the centuries-long summer, but proving all too real and all too deadly in the turning of the season. Yet a more immediate threat lurks to the south, where Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, has died under mysterious circumstances. Now Robert is riding north to Winterfell, bringing his queen, the lovely but cold Cersei, his son, the cruel, vainglorious Prince Joffrey, and the queen’s brothers Jaime and Tyrion of the powerful and wealthy House Lannister—the first a swordsman without equal, the second a dwarf whose stunted stature belies a brilliant mind. All are heading for Winterfell and a fateful encounter that will change the course of kingdoms. Meanwhile, across the Narrow Sea, Prince Viserys, heir of the fallen House Targaryen, which once ruled all of Westeros, schemes to reclaim the throne with an army of barbarian Dothraki—whose loyalty he will purchase in the only coin left to him: his beautiful yet innocent sister, Daenerys.

The Epic of Kings

... trees without number , and he also caused an open space to be made wherein
men could rejoice in the game of ball . ... Then he came before Afras yab , and
prayed the King that he would suffer him to go forth and 1 1 1 visit the city that ...

The Epic of Kings

Author: Firdawsī

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 339

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The Game of Ombre

... to which I have above referred : it contains a perfectly accurate account of the
game , and shows that , in its main features at least , it was precisely the same in
England in the reign of Queen Anne as it is now in Spain in the reign of King Mob
 ...

The Game of Ombre

Author: Henry Hucks Gibbs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 120

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