The Road to Samarcand by Patrick O’Brian

The Road to Samarcand

byPatrick O’Brian

Kobo ebook | May 31, 2012

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A classic Patrick O’Brian novel, now in ebook format for the first time. When Derrick’s missionary parents are tragically murdered he is entrusted to his gruff uncle Sullivan, Captain of The Wanderer. After surviving a killer typhoon on the South China Sea, and accompanied by their eccentric elderly cousin, they set off across land to discover the treasures of Central Asia. Derrick befriends a fierce Mongol warrior and must help him battle a ruthless Chinese warlord. Given a gift of priceless jade, the group is pursued into the inhospitable mountains of Tibet where they are caught between fierce mountain monks and a terrifying unnamed creature that stalks them through the snow.

Title:The Road to SamarcandFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 31, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007484089

ISBN - 13:9780007484089

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sucked So Much I Could Barely Finish It 'Boys Own' jargon, Racist, Jingoist and Colonialistic to the core. If I hadn't read later Aubrey books I would have thought the author was doomed to writing 1940s poor prose. The N word makes an unappologetic appearance and other races and religions are treated as inferior. 19C sailing characters are able to fly middle 20C helicopters and survive starvation and frostbite while locals are killed off in scores. I only gave this a one star because a negative was not available. What a waste, what a waste.
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