29 Jan Gary Jennings, the author of Aztec, has now told the other half–and then some. The Journeyer opens with a letter from Messer Marco to Luigi. Read “The Journeyer” by Gary Jennings with Rakuten Kobo. Marco Polo was nicknamed “Marco of the millions” because his Venetian countrymen took the. 1 Jan With these picaresque “”untold stories”” of Marco Pole’s 13th-century trek to the mysterious East, Jennings goes Aztec one better—with even.

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He wants the material for an epic poem about a peripatetic Frenchman.

Item s unavailable for purchase. You could be a prince one day and a slave the next day, with no way out for the rest of your life.

You are commenting using your WordPress. But the detailing is overall sumptuous, representing extraordinary research and enough imagination to embroider several novels. Below that were the Han the Chinese with their various different offshoots. Marco left as a teenager and came back at age The lines between servants and slaves seemed blurred.


All Arabs are homosexuals. There was a point when my twelve-year-old self decided it was all too much. Child use and what we would today call abuse for sexual purposes was commonplace and expected everywhere in Asia.

It was also laced with deviant sexual behavior, human sacrifice and cannibalism. He was arrested in Turkey, shot at in the Golden Triangle, marooned by an avalanche in Karakoram, joined a band of smugglers in Afghanistan—but survived and is now in Europe, collecting experiences for a new novel. In any case… Please be warned, the below summaries contain large spoilers, and a great deal of squick.


Takes about pages to get going, but by the ending after a pages you wish there could be another Es yo creo mi libro favorito!!!

Man travels, has many weird and wonderful adventures, is witness to and indulges in some bizarre sex practices and later, reflecting upon his experiences, decides to self indulgently confess about his wanderings in a t While I did enjoy the Journeyer I would have to say that it was not jwnnings great read. I can not emphasize how wonderful, well written, inspirational, uplifting, sad, and rewarding this book is.

To write The Journeyer, he [Jennings] followed Marco Polo’s route from Venice through the Middle East to China, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia by camel and elephant, on foot and on horseback, by junk and by goatskin raft. Nevertheless, the range of facts and knowledge the book contains in its eight hundred pages steps beyond remarkable into stunning. A libertine and a rogue, a boastful Latino who claims to have killed a wild boar with only a knife, to have invented a military use for Ming fireworks and then to have won a war single-handedly, to have bedded beautiful women from the Persian harems to the Mongol yourts, to the hidden temples of India, Marco will in the end prefer to be remembered for his curiosity: In the Jennings brand of historical fiction, the history only serves as a backdrop for some truly bizarre sexual escapades.

From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets journeger manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women. Yes No Thanks for your feedback!


The Journeyer by Gary Jennings

Europeans were these odd, pale people with their curious and inconvenient religion called Christianity. How did one deal with the profits?

Their return a quarter century later is at first less than auspicious. There were also those that had their penises removed entirely.

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So I hesitated again a while, and then there was a daughter. Don’t have an account? The Journeyer First edition. I wonder if it’s relevant to note that this page comes up as the third hit when you google the author’s name.

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Mongol greeting Meanwhile, the Mongol folk, who do not care much about face, are smearing molasses on the faces of their kitchen gods. Before I let the quotes I selected speak for themselves, I would just mention that the novel is more than a travelogue, especially after the arrival at the court of Kublai Khan when Marco gets mixed up in palace politics, espionage, governorships and military conquests.

Nor is spamming the same quote over and over again. I didn’t think you could get away with this stuff outside of fanfic.

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