An extraordinary epic, brilliantly-imagined, new novel from a world-class writer and author of The Name of the Rose. Discover the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, dazzling, beguiling tale of history, myth and invention.
It is 1204, and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade. Amid the carnage and confusion Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story.
A whirlwind of an adventure- and has everything - myths, marvels, monsters, murders, mysteries
Here is the Eco of The Name of the Rose...poised, mischievous and erudite, the fruit of extraordinary knowledge
[Eco] has given us, in the book's central character, a grand and sympathetic figure in the tradition of Candide and Sancho Panza
Mixing pages of intellectual discussion and exhilarating comedy - further reveals Eco's practically inexhaustible erudition
A richly entertaining novel