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Gentlemen of the Road (Paperback)

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GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD is set in the Kingdom of Arran, in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, A.D. 950. It tells the tale of two wandering adventurers and unlikely soulmates, variously plying their trades as swords for hire, horse thieves and con artists - until fortune entangles them in the myriad schemes and battles that follow a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars. Hired as escorts for a fugitive prince, they quickly find themselves half-willing generals in a mad rebellion, struggling to restore the prince's family to the throne. As their increasingly outrageous exploits unfold, they encounter a wondrous elephant, wily Rhadanite tradesmen, whores, thieves, soldiers, an emperor, and discover the truth about their young royal charge.Beautifully illustrated throughout, this is a novel brimming with raucous humour and cliff-hanging suspense, combining the spirit of The Arabian Nights with the action of The Three Musketeers.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division Publication Date: 01/01/2007 ISBN-13: 9780340953556  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael Chabon`s novels include THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH, Wonder Boys, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay and his latest, The Yiddish Policemen`s Union, published by Fourth Estate. He is also the author of two collections of short stories, a young adult novel, and has written several screenplays. THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH is currently being made into a film starring Sienna Miller.

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An old-fashioned adventure story, but infused with Chabon's impressively keen intellect, this is entertainment of the highest order. Following the travails of Zelikman and Amram, swords for hire in the kingdom of Khazaria, and curiously punctuated by elephants and hats, every sentence is a pleasure, whilst delicately poised clouds of the melancholy of diaspora lend a satisfying weight to the action. The kind of book that you wish would never end. - Chris.

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 22/02/2011

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