The Lymond Chronicles is a series of six historical fiction novels by Scottish novelist Dorothy Dunnett. The series is set during the 16th century across Europe, following the adventures of Francis Crawford of Lymond. Although the main character and many other characters in the series are fictional, the series also contains many historical characters. The series is preceded by Dorothy Dunnett’s House of Niccolo series.

Dorothy Dunnett began her Lymond Chronicles series in 1961 on a suggestion from her husband after she had complained about having nothing left to read. The series begins with the novel The Game of Kings and ended in 1975 with Checkmate. Below is a list of Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles books in order of publication and in chronological order:

Publication Order of Lymond Chronicles Books


The Game of Kings(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen's Play(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Disorderly Knights(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pawn in Frankincense(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ringed Castle(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Checkmate(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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