Legendary trader and explorer Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends … see full wiki
The book is loaded with fascinating characters with great names (Nostril and The Fondler for example). It is told in a manner that the reader feels they are traveling with Marco on his long treks. We can actually feel the tension and despair the characters feel as Marco tries to save a woman from the tortures of Fondler. The battle scenes are so vivid it seems that Mr. Jennings has literally transported the reader to the center of the action.
Not to be missed!
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fiction, 1800s, maritime disaster
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