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The Black Persian (Im Schatten des Großherrn #5)

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The Black Persian belongs to a series of novels in which Karl May explores the Islamic world of the late 19th century. The German scholar Kara Ben Nemsi and his Arab friend Hadji Halef Omar continue to try to solve the mystery of the murdered Frenchman whose body they discovered in the first novel of this series In the Desert. This volume ends in the death struggle between ...more
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Nov 21, 2013 Oliver rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Irgendwo hatte ich gelesen, dass dies der schwächste Band des Zyklus sei. Grober Unfug. Derjenige sollte mal die Bastonade bekommen. In Punkto Humor, Abenteuerlichkeit, Dialoge, Atmosphäre, Figuren und Situationen ist das sogar ein ganz besonders schöner Roman. Die Bilder von der Schluchthütte, vom Turm der alten Mutter u.a. werde ich so schnell nicht vergessen und die Helden sind mir inzwischen so ans Herz gewachsen, dass ich wirklich niedergeschlagen wäre, wenn einem von denen noch was passier ...more
Sep 29, 2015 Ангѣлъ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Тази поредица е любимото ми четиво, създадено от Карл Май! Невроятни мигове на удоволствие и вживяване в истотията и приключенията на Кара бен Немзи, Хаджи Халеф Омар и останалите участници :)

Някак с напредването на историята, силата ѝ полека-лека отмалява и последните книги не са толкова свежи и жизнени. Стават по-мрачни, героите търпят повече беди и четенето е по-тегаво.

П.П. Албанците наричат сами себе си „шиптъри“, не „скипетари“ (транскрибирано от немското название).
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Oh my goodness, this is awesome! I know this is not the first in this series, but this is the first book I have read by Karl May and I was totally gripped by it. It's no wonder to me that he was the most popular author in Germany in his day.

This is not only a wonderful travelogue and a solid adventure, but it's also a surprisingly human and moral story. I'm glad I read this book at the time of life that I did, because I know I would not have appreciated it had I read it in my 20s. Kara Ben Nemsi
Jul 11, 2012 Nicoleta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Karl May va ramane intotdeauna autorul meu preferat de romane de aventura. Indiferent de unde, in ce timp are loc actiune, cu cine si in ce fel, cartile lui sunt spectaculoase.
Jan 05, 2010 Jeremy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this as a way to exercise my German. I still haven't finished it.
I read it when I was a teenager; it opened worlds for me
Nov 09, 2012 Byakurai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Karl Friedrich May (also Karol May) was one of the best selling German writers of all time, noted mainly for books set in the American Old West, (best known for the characters of Winnetou and Old Shatterhand) and similar books set in the Orient and Middle East. In addition, he wrote stories set in his native Germany, in China and in South America. May also wrote poetry and several plays, as well a ...more
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Im Schatten des Großherrn (7 books)
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