From the Publisher
Valerio Massimo Manfredi's best selling fictional series baed on the life of Alexander the Great has sold over 700,000 copies in Italy and over 1.5 million in the rest of Europe and South America. This trilogy has sat in the best seller lists across the world for months and months. Now for the first time it is translated into English. After GLADIATOR, the movie, read this wonderful tale of battles, honour and heroism.
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From the Back Cover
'Only destiny denies me now the final frontier -
The waves of the motionless Ocean.
It would have been better to pursue
The dream that fires the soul
As the sun illuminates the forests at sunset.
The dream, the infinite shadow of the Real.'
Alexander's epic quest continues through the heart of Asia and on towards the mystery of India.
The Macedonian Army march in search of limitless glory, crushing resistance at every turn. The beauty of Babylon is ravaged, the Palace of Persepolis burnt to ashes. An empire is destroyed and a new and bloody era begins.
But there are other things on the great conqueror's mind. An ambitious project to unite the peoples of the empire in one homeland begins to obsess him, until the curious beauty of Queen Roxanna gives Alexander the strength to fulfil his destiny . . .
A truly compelling and romantic book and a breathtaking conclusion to the bestselling Alexander trilogy.
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About the Author
Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. Further to numerous academic publications, he has published fourteen works of fiction, including the Alexander
trilogy which has been translated into thirty-four languages in fifty-five countries. His novel The Last Legion
was released as a major motion picture. He has written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world and has penned screenplays for cinema and television. His latest novel is Odysseus: The Oath
, the first in a new series about the legendary hero.