Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday 56: Lionel Davidson's The Rose of Tibet

 Welcome to this week's Friday 56!  I'm currently reading Lionel Davidson's The Rose of Tibet. It's an older adventure novel that was recommended to me by my uncle Eddy, who I often mention here.  Tito Eddy was instrumental in expanding my taste in books - he used to carefully select a stack of books for me every Sunday and would spend some time discussing the authors, their styles and the stories.  I was 10 when he had me read Pearl S. Buck's The Good Earth.  When I was younger he'd given me gorgeous copies of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden and The Little Princess. : )  So, I listen to his book recommendations carefully!

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader/
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog and to Freda's Voice at
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Here's my Friday 56 from Lionel Davidson's The Rose of Tibet:
Yes, he was quite sure it was December. There was no possibility of him confusing it with an earlier trip. Why was this? Why, because the trip before it had been in September - there had been no caravan in October or November - and in September they had gone to a different route, to Norgku.
The blurb:
In the forbidding mountains of a remote, hidden land, a goddess cries a new river of emeralds, an enemy army is missing on the border, and Charles Houston is fighting for his life in an avalanche of danger.

Searching for his missing brother, he comes upon an innocent people and is plunged into a bizarre religious ritual.  With a mysterious woman by his side, he faces the most daunting task of all: to escape paradise with an extraordinary treasure.

About the Author:
Lionel Davidson, one of the world's greatest storytellers, takes us into a towering realm of mysticism, violence, and love, where one misstep can kill a man, or make him immortal.


  1. I just started reading it and I'm loving it. I'm getting ready to publish my own novel about Tibet called "Race to Tibet".