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Your Favorite Authors Love Dorothy Dunnett

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. Among the many lovers of all things Dunnett are some of your favorite authors. Read on to find out who they are!

“I love the Lymond Chronicles (and pretty much everything Dorothy Dunnett wrote).” —Chelsea Clinton

“Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond, of course.” —Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander, asked “Have you ever fallen in love with a character from a book?”

“[I] was inspired by Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond.” —Leigh Bardugo, author of the Grishaverse series

“The kind of books that are truly reckless with your emotions. . . . [Dunnett] taught me that finely wrought emotional pain can be an exquisite joy for readers.” —Cassandra Clare, author of The Mortal Instruments series

“Dunnett is such a magnificent writer.” —Joanna Bourne, author of The Spymaster’s Lady

The Game of Kings contains the single best duel I have ever read in a novel.” —Marie Brennan, author of A Natural History of Dragons

“I reread this series whenever I’m creatively exhausted, finding more richness every time.” —Natasha Lester, author of The Paris Seamstress

“Dunnett [is] the literary equivalent of the Velvet Underground: Not many people bought the books, but everyone who did wrote a novel.” —Alaya Dawn Johnson, author of Love Is the Drug

“[Dunnett’s] writing was lush and her sensibility romantic.” —Kim Stanley Robinson, author of New York 2140 and the Mars Trilogy

“Ever since I first read them in college, as a writer I’ve been in dialogue with the Lymond books. . . . [They are] the Dorothy Dunnett Six-Book Writers’ Academy.” —Ellen Kushner, author of Swordspoint

“Dunnett . . . helped me find my voice.” —Max Gladstone, author of the Craft Sequence

“All six of the Lymond Chronicles by Dorothy Dunnett.” —Nina Berry, author of the Pagan Jones series, asked “Most influential books?”