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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 26 November 2001
The final part of the three part book is as good as the other two. One of the best historical novels that I have enjoyed.
The final and probably most important part is dealt with rather speedily, probably because of the limits of space, especially his conquest of India and the defeat of Porus, supposed to have been his greatest battle.
All in all a great book and a must read if you have read the other two.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I would like to say that if you love stories about ancient worlds with a bit of fiction in it , you will definately like this one. The only thing that you have to make sure , is that you read both of the previous books before you crack on this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Few authors can be better equipped to write about the history of ancient Greece and Rome than Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Professor of archaeology at the university of Milan, he has carried out many excavations and expeditions in the Mediterranean region. He has produced many factual books on historical matters, mainly military and has still found the time to write several novels and this is one of the best of them.

This book is the last of a triology about probably the greatest warrior and general who has ever lived, bearing in mind that Alexander died at an age when most men are only just starting to make their mark in life. Alexander is of course one of histories most colourful and well know character. Even people with little or not interest in ancient history will have heard of Alexander, a charismatic and larger than life figure.

The final chapter in the life of Alexander sees his military might making their way into the heart of Asia and ever onwards towards the Indian sub continent. The Macedonian army is the mightiest force that has ever been seen and sweeps all before it. Virtually nobody and nothing can put any resistance in the way of its unrelenting advance.

Alexander is not just a destroyer, he has a fine brain and has an ambitious project to unite the people of the empire. This project becomes an obsession with him and he can think of nothing else, until he meets the beauty of Queen Roxanna and this gives him the strength he needs to begin to fulfill his destiny . . .
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2013
After purchasing the first volume in a charity shop(for 60p), I couldn't help going on Amazon to get the sequels. However, whereas my first volume was the size of my hand - easy to carry around, the sequels are about twice as large in size. The larger size books have larger font, making them more user friendly to very young or elderly readers, but they are too big to carry around with you really, plus they probably won't fit on your bookshelf, unless it has sufficient height to accommodate a large book. Lesson: look for the smaller size version. ;)
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on 24 April 2015
Great story
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on 6 August 2014
excellent
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