The Unicorn Road

The Unicorn Road On the coast of southernSpain an English father sits waiting for his son It is many years since Benedict then still a child set out with the famous scholarAntioch on a mission to find and collect t

  • Title: The Unicorn Road
  • Author: Martin Davies
  • ISBN: 9780340896341
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On the coast of southernSpain, an English father sits waiting for his son It is many years since Benedict, then still a child, set out with the famous scholarAntioch on a mission to find and collect the mysterious beasts of the East In all those years there has been no word, and the expedition is assumed lost But the boy s father is not the only person asking questionsOn the coast of southernSpain, an English father sits waiting for his son It is many years since Benedict, then still a child, set out with the famous scholarAntioch on a mission to find and collect the mysterious beasts of the East In all those years there has been no word, and the expedition is assumed lost But the boy s father is not the only person asking questions on the harbourside that summer, and as he learns about his son s companions, he comes to realise that the fate of the expedition has implications for people far richer and powerful than himself The Unicorn Road tells of a journey into the unknown and of the secret motives and hidden passions of those it brings together When Benedict is befriended by the interpreter, Venn, he becomes embroiled in an exotic, dangerous adventure It is a story of love and honour, greed and cruelty and, ultimately, about the power of words themselves As magically evocative as an ancient silk painting, The Unicorn Road is a novel of the medieval world which vividly and tenderly illuminates our own.

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    1. Os livros pedem um tempo certo para serem lidos. Não basta que estejam bem escritos, que tenham um enredo e personagens maravilhosas: se não forem lidos no tempo certo, correm o risco de serem apenas mais um, esquecido em pouco tempo. Acredito que A Linguagem Secreta das Mulheres tenha sido um desses casos para mim. Mas antes de vos explicar porquê, deixem-me falar-vos um pouco sobre o livro propriamente dito.Estamos perante um romance histórico decorrido no Séc. XIII, que junta histórias [...]

    2. After reading Martin Davies' debut novel The Conjuror's Bird I was looking forward to reading The Unicorn Road, and I was certainly not disappointed.First Line:To lose a small boy in a world so wide is an easy thing.These are the words of the father as he waits for Benedict. Every trader he meets he asks for news of his son.Throughout the novel we return to the father who is visited by various people who are also looking for his son but for their own selfish reasons. I felt so much sympathy for [...]

    3. ""É fácil perder um filho num mundo tão vasto". Esta é a primeira frase do livro, algo que nos faz pensar que de facto há situações na vida que são delicadas e frágeis. Esta frase é dita por um senhor já de alguma idade que espera pelo seu filho - Benedict - há já alguns anos. Apesar de perguntar por ele a todos os mercadores que passam por ele e mesmo assim não obter qualquer resposta, este não desiste de o esperar. E ao longo da história, o autor transporta-nos para vários mom [...]

    4. I didn't enjoy this as much as The Conjuror's Bird. I found it confusing with the different narratives and the endless traveling but it might be because it didn't hold my interest quite enough for me to care. The story was terribly sad but again, lack of engagement with any of the characters prevented my involvement. No more than OK.

    5. This was my first Martin Davies and I enjoyed its pace and level of historical detail. A satisfying summer read.

    6. This is very much a book of two halves. The first sets everything up, and then the second delivers payback for the time that you have invested reading the first. The story is about an English Merchant who lost his son more than a dozen years ago. This narrative runs alongside the story of what actually happened to his son. The two are woven together very well as revelations in one directly impact on your understanding of what is happening in the other. The story is set in the 13th Century, and f [...]

    7. A very good read.Underpinned by what must have been exhaustive research into events, politics and countries of the time, this is a wholly immersive and believable tale with a few surprises. One in particular stands out - a secret language around which is woven ritual. I'll never forget the depth of emotion and illustration of the times it portrays.Characters very good as is the story. Structure is clear, bold and excellent. Editorial is of a very high standard.Recommended for those who want deep [...]

    8. It was nice to read this book after my trip to Andalusia. I felt roaming again in the streets of Granada, Seville and Cadiz.After all there are still the same walls, the same streets in the old part of town, the churches mixed with the mosques, the Islamic motives on the walls.It's a dreamy novel of the Far East, seen through the eyes of the men of the Middle Ages

    9. Heartbreaking. I had forgotten about the green pouch containing the powder by the time I reached the last page. For a moment I really thought it was unicorn bone crushed into powder. Silly me. The act of Venn drinking that completely took me by surprise and had me in flood of tears.

    10. A little slow to start but an incredibly detailed world set out in a small easy to read book, the characters are revealed slowly throughout the book which shakes off the misconceptions you have about the characters at the beginning. A sad heartfelt book about love, loss, adventure and deceit

    11. Interesting historical novel about a group of scholars and soldiers who journey to Japan in search of mythical beasts. Some of the party however, have other motives relating to the overthrow of the Papacy by the great Khan.

    12. This wasn't something I'd normally read but I quite enjoyed it. Told from 3 points of view it's an interesting story of west meets east in the 16th century.

    13. I would give this book three stars for the story, and four and a half for the writing. I just loved the language he used, and the story came together well in the end.

    14. Picked up as it caught my eye in the library (classic judging of a book by its cover) turned out quite well, interesting tale that differs from norm

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