El turno del escriba (Spanish Edition)

It is the year 1298 and Rustichello de Pisa, is living his fourteenth year as a Genoese prisoner of war. An old and tired scribe who had once transcribed manuscripts for the most important royal crowns of Europe is now abandoned to his own destiny with no monarch willing to pay for his release. Fate, however, gives him a new opportunity in the form of his new cell-mate, the Venetian traveler Marco Polo. Rustichello immediately recognizes the treasure that lies within the stories of the renowned adventurer and embarks on an odyssey –to capture Marco Polo’s adventures on paper and complete a book that would bring him once again the favor of the Christian crowns: The book of the wonders of the world.

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By Carolina (Montreal, Canada) · ★★★☆☆ · June 05, 2014
Originally posted at: A Girl that Likes Books

Why I read this book

I am on a quest to try and read all the winners of the Alfaguara book award :) It's part of my plan to increase the amount of books I read in Spanish that were also originally written in Spanish.

What the book is about

Is 1298, Rustic... ...more
By Editorial (Buenos Aires, 07, Argentina) · September 16, 2013
En 1298, Rustichello de Pisa vive su decimocuarto ao como rehn de guerra de los genoveses. Este escribano viejo y cansado alguna vez copi manuscritos para las casas reales ms grandes de Europa, pero ningn monarca parece ahora interesado en pagar su rescate. Su destino cambia cuando un nuevo prisi... ...more
By Ricardo (Köln, 07, Germany) · ★☆☆☆☆ · January 31, 2014
No sé porqué ganó el premio. Es confusa y pesada. He leído casi todos los premios y este me parece el más incomprensible. ...more
By Claudia (The United States) · September 05, 2008
I read this novel two years ago, after I have to read again Marco Polos book, and finally understood so much more about Il Millione... Rustichelo de Piza is a fascinating character, and to be transport to his time and process of the collaboration between Rustichelo and Marco Polo give me a new pe... ...more