Race Of Scorpions
Dorothy Dunnett

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Narrated By: John Banks

Duration: 1 day, 2 hours and 54 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Race of Scorpions by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks.

This is the third book in the "House of Niccolo" series. Set in 15th-century Cyprus, this novel continues the saga of Nicholas van der Poel, international mercenary who started out as a dyer's apprentice, as he plays for the highest stakes with the greatest super-powers in Europe.


Historical fiction, Historical adventure fiction, Historical romance

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A masterpiece of historical fiction

Washington Post

Marvellous, breathtaking

The Times

Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety

The Times

One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Praise for Dorothy Dunnett


Vivid, engaging, densely plotted - are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction

New York Times

A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention