Can anyone enlighten me concerning the relationship of Mariotta and Lymond?Have they known each other before Lymond's escape to London? Because I find it strange that he should
He's never known her before, and he's doing it to anger Richard. Or there may be another clever reason that I don't remember right now, because I haven't read that far in my current re-read.Doesn't it say somewhere, maybe in the front of the book, where the epigraph quotes come from? I think it's a manual on how to play chess. And yes, the quotes and titles etc. with mentions of chess do refer to characters (and the titles of the other books are all chess-related too.) I don't think it follows a consistent pattern (like "knight" always being Lymond etc.) but it's just cool. :D
Ah, thanks for clearing that up! :)It doesn't say anything in the front of the book really, I was already searching for info on the illustration, but there's nothing...
I think there's info on the illustration on the back of the cover, because I remember it says the little central ivory miniature comes from the National Gallery or something, and it's on the cover of all the books. I don't remember what the painting is, but the photograph is Dunottar Castle in Scotland.Maybe it says at the beginning of the first "book" where the quotes are from?
Oh, yes, I found a name, thanks!I'll research it tomorrow, I still wanna read some pages before I go to sleep. The English caught Christian! O_OI couldn't find anything on the quotes though. Maybe I'll just search some verses on google or something...
The English caught Christian! O_OAieeeee!!!I looked up the epigraphs in my Companion book, and it says: "The chapter headings come from the first book to have been published in England, The Game and Playe of the Chesse by William Caxton, printed in London in 1447." Wow, cool! Funny that the first book to be published in England was about chess.
Yay! Thanks! :DThe first book published in England? That's cool. You'd think the first book ever published would be something of great literary value, but maybe it was at that time...And I found some info on the painting. It's by Alexander Nasmyth, a Scottish painter from the 18th/19th century. Apparently he's painted every Scottish landscape and Robert Burns ;) , but I can't find the right one... :?
Found it! The Fishing Party, Loch Katrine<>.
Oh yes! Well done!
I don't know. In fact, I don't even know where I read that. I probably read that tidbit of info in 'The Dorothy Dunnett Companion.'
(My copy is at work in my bag right now, and I've come home for lunch, or else I'd look it up for you.)
Yes, he is, but that's one thing I love about him!I finished GoK a while ago, I was really surprised that I actually got to like Richard in the end! And the duel between them was just amazing...
I was surprised at that too! And now that I know him a lot better, I'm really fond of Richard. I used to really dislike him or think he was stupid and stubborn, but now I realize that he's just a good man trying to protect his country and his family.