Checkmate is a sixth historical fiction novel in Lymond Chronicles Series by Dorothy Dunnett, published in 1975.
The grand finale to Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles, “Checkmate” finds Francis Crawford returning to France to lead an army against England. But even as the soldier-scholar succeeds brilliantly on the battlefield, his haunted past becomes a subject of intense interest to forces in both the French and English courts. “Checkmate” is a masterly evocation of the intrigue and pageantry of sixteenth-century Europe–and a triumphant conclusion to the Lymond saga. 1 map.