THE GOLDEN HORDE by La Selle Gilman

THE GOLDEN HORDE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An amalgam of fantasy, realism and the mystic philosophy of the east woven into a dramatic story by the pen of the story teller. The man can write. And he has chosen as his theme a difficult tale -- the story of a white Russian and the Mongolian princess he loved, and their search for the Golden Horde, legions of a new order which will revive the days of Ghengis Khan and form a new civilization. A band of Cossacks, Czechs and Mongols have joined forces after escape from Russia of the Revolution, and Petrov, the white Russian soldier, guides them to an isolated Mongolian outpost where they winter and where he falls in love with Princess Tainilla. Enemy Mongols attack and almost annihilate the band, and Petrov is wounded and nursed back to life by a llama who tells him of the Golden Horde. Recovered, he moves on to China, joins the army there, years later remeets Tainilla, who is acting as guide to an English journalist, seeking -- eventually finding -- the Golden Horde. A strange tale -- just a touch of The Lost Horizon flavor.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1942
Publisher: Smith & Durrell