(From the publisher):
Leaping exuberantly from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible, The Ringed Castle sends Francis Crawford of Lymond to Muscovy, where he becomes advisor and general to the half-mad tsar. Yet even as Lymond tries to civilize a court that is still frozen in the attitudes of the Middle Ages - and does battle with a Cossack prince and Crimean Tartars - forces in England conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes.
Original title: The Ringed Castle
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Renaissance