Banjo Man and I were deep into this series one evening after Christmas. We had a bowl of blue corn chips and a bag of peppermint bark. Life was good on the giant couch.
Marco had been riding past the city walls to discover what a beautiful Chinese princess was up to. After she digs through rocks at the base of the only tree in a hundred miles and hangs a scarf on a branch, she rides like hell back to the Kublai Khan’s city.
And Marco can’t resist sneaking over to that tree and digging up what the princess left.
…a cobra springs at him!!!
Banjo Man yelped. I screamed and put my hands over my face. You know, to protect my eyes from the cobra (I blame my reaction on high def television screens).
I smashed my glasses into my face and gave myself a bloody nose and a bruise under my left eye.
Damn that cobra. Damn high def.
Banjo Man said he felt sorry for me, but he couldn’t stop laughing.
Banjo Man and I really liked this series. I’ve read the reviews, which pretty much panned it, but hey, everyone has an opinion.
I started reading the book that inspired the series, but discovered that I need a map in order to follow the story of Marco, his father and his uncle’s travels. Kublai Khan is a great character and I want to know more about that part of history. It was all new to me.
Story Man collects maps, so I’ll be borrowing one soon.