By Gary Jennings
Marco Polo was once nicknamed "Marco of the hundreds of thousands" simply because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose tales of his travels to be exaggerated, if now not outright lies. As he lay death, his priest, relations, and pals provided him a final probability to admit his lying, and Marco, it really is acknowledged, answered "I haven't advised the half what I observed and did."
Now, in his new novel The Journeyer, Gary Jennings has imagined the part that Marco left unsaid as much more difficult and adventurous than the tall stories considered lies. From the palazzi and again streets of medieval Venice to the splendid courtroom of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the risks and rigors of trip alongside the Silk highway, Marco meets all demeanour of individuals, survives all demeanour of threat, and, insatiably curious, turns into a virtually compulsive collector of customs, languages and women.
In greater than twenty years of commute, Marco used to be variously a service provider, a warrior, a lover, a secret agent, even a tax collector - yet consistently a journeyer, unflagging in his urge for food for brand new stories, regretting in simple terms what he overlooked. the following - recreated and reimagined with all of the attractiveness, the affection of event, the zest for the infrequent and curious which are Jennings's hallmarks - is the epic account, immediately outstanding and pleasant, of the best real-life adventurer in human history.
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