The Road to Samarcand

The Road to Samarcand

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
Rate this:
From the stormy South China Seas to the steppes of Central Asia, this is the gripping story of a young man's adventurous spirit leading him on a journey full of fearsome tribes, great danger, friendship and treasure. When Derricka's missionary parents are tragically murdered he is entrusted to his gruff uncle Sullivan, Captain aboard the Wanderer. After surviving a killer typhoon on the South China Sea, and meeting up with his elderly and eccentric cousin, they set off across land to discover the treasures of Central Asia. Along the way Derrick befriends a fierce young Mongol warrior who saves his life, and helps to defeat a ruthless Chinese warlord. Given a gift of priceless jade, the group is pursued into the inhospitable mountains of Tibet where they are caught between the fierce ascetic mountain monks, and a terrifying creature that stalks them through the snow.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2007
ISBN: 9780007262762
Branch Call Number: OBR
Characteristics: 201 p. ;,23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Mar 03, 2010

A trek across northern Asia by a mixed bag of travelers. Journey starts on a boat, then on horseback, on foot, by yak, and finally in a helicopter.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at PMPL

To Top