Here is an historic adventure of extraordinary power waiting to sweep you away to exotic lands as one of the most popular writers of our time conquers new storytelling worlds. Louis L'Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Here, he guides listeners to an even more distant frontier - the enthralling lands of the 12th century.
At the center of The Walking Drum is Kerbouchard, one of L'Amour's greatest heroes. Warrior, lover, scholar, Kerbouchard is a daring seeker of knowledge and fortune bound on a journey of enormous challenge, danger, and revenge. Across the Europe, the Russian steppes and through the Byzantine wonder of Constantinople, gateway to Asia, Kerbouchard is thrust into the heart of the treacheries, passions, violence, and dazzling wonders of a magnificent time. From castle to slave gallery, from sword-racked battlefields to a princess's secret chamber, and ultimately, to the impregnable fortress of the Valley of Assassins, The Walking Drum is a powerful adventure of an ancient world you will find every bit as riveting as Louis L'Amour's stories of the American West.
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Detail information provided as the story unfolds.
Lead charater was developed very well.
The main lead.
No, several periods.
The story takes place at a time when the European Christian world was going backward and the Arab Muslim world was where knowledge was celebrated. It celebrates knowledge and seeking more.
It took a few chapters to get into the Narrator's speech as he isn't what i am used to. But he actually fit the character and storytelling very nicely.
The story itself held me greatly, normally a book of this size with my schedule would take 2 weeks to get through, but I found myself so drawn in that I didn't want an ending, and I finished inside 5 days of starting.
This book gave interesting insight to the world in that period of time. The character was typical Louie L'Amour intrigued. Romance mixed with battles of good and evil keep the reader engaged.
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