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I devoured the Niccolo series in one long binge in 1993. This time around I am savoring them more slowly and find I am enjoying them with greater depth. Since I already have the basic plot of what happens down, I can better appreciate all the subtle suggestions, hints and innuendos. But I still have questions, like why Katelina helps Jordan at the end of Niccolo and appears to despise Nicholas?
I first read "Niccolo Rising" in 1987 and loved it. It took me years to read the entire House of Niccolo series but throughout the early 90s, I eagerly awaited all her additions to this series. It's still one of my historical fiction favorites. I'm on the Marzipan Yahoo group and look forward to being able to join the actual society soon!
My sister read Game of Kings when it came out in paperback; then our mother, and finally me. I was 16. Waiting for each subsequent volume was agony! I can't believe that was half a century ago.
But I fell in love with Scotland and its history. In 1971 I finally got there. I also read the Johnson Johnson books, Niccolo & King Hereafter. I saw her at a bookstore appearance and managed to ask her a question, which was thrilling. She left a wonderful legacy.
I have just read the 3rd House of Niccolo novel and am amazed. I am so sorry that Lady Dunnett has passed away and the world cannot see any more of her incredible scholarship and research and the exciting and moving adventures. I am pleased though that there are still more books for me to read when I have finished the Niccolo series. I cannot remember when I have read of a more intriguing lead character. And now I have found this website and the possibilities it contains - great!
I have bought some back issues of WG, and it is very interesting to see the development of the magazine over the years. In addition I am enjoying myself reading them - and also re-reading the the newer issues (I became a member in 2007). It all started With Ringed Castle, which I bought in a secondhand bookstore in Oslo, and then I was hooked!