The Black Rose
Walter of Gurnie, bastard son of an English peer, is forced to flee from Oxford for his part in the university riots of 1273. Inspired by Friar Bacon, he determines to travel to China. With his friend Tristam, he fights his way to the heart of the fabulous Mongol Empire, and returns famous, to find that he must choose between the first love he thought lost and the exotic flower that he found in the East.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HankIII - LibraryThing
I was really enjoying this one from the very beginning, and it was filled with great literary promise: in the dark Middle Ages, two young men from England on a journey to China by way of the Mid-East ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cas_ar - LibraryThing
In the middle of reading this I found "Library Thing" while looking up "Anthemus of Antioch" (a character). I had read other books by Costain and am really enjoying this one. So far I give it lots of stars. Read full review