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Publisher Description

Louis L’Amour has been best known for his ability to capture the spirit and drama of the authentic American West. Now he guides his readers to an even more distant frontier—the enthralling lands of the twelfth century.
Warrior, lover, and scholar, Kerbouchard is a daring seeker of knowledge and fortune bound on a journey of enormous challenge, danger, and revenge. Across Europe, over the Russian steppes, and through the Byzantine wonders of Constantinople, Kerbouchard is thrust into the treacheries, passions, violence, and dazzling wonders of a magnificent time.
From castle to slave galley, from sword-racked battlefields to a princess’s secret chamber, and ultimately, to the impregnable fortress of the Valley of Assassins, The Walking Drum is a powerful adventure in an ancient world that you will find every bit as riveting as Louis L’Amour’s stories of the American West.

Fiction & Literature
April 1
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Nicknamesareawastoftime ,

I never knew that I loved historical novels

Great characters, settings, true to history accounts of the period (I.e. politics, ethnicities, terms, etc.). I enjoyed this book very much. Great story, I was engrossed in it! It was epic, both a discovery of the world from a thousand years ago, but one of self discovery. It's great to see the character work his way out of problems. Some is luck, brazen courage, intellect, or lies. Either way, Mr. La'mour did a great job. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys a good read.

Orangechilli ,


My dad gave me the book when I was 12, I have read it now 17 times, now my 9 yo is reading it, this book is simply breathtaking.

boots saddle ,

The walking Drum

Great yarn told in the old world style of the fireside teller of tall tales.

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