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on 29 June 2017
as advertised
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on 28 February 2002
This is a very ambitious series. The scale of coverage is vast, and a lot must follow the adventures of Alexander and narration in the sources. Its very ably written. The militiary aspects are well covered. Negatively, a little too rational and human an Alexander. In that sense, the author does try to deal with Alexander's darker side but could he ever succeed? What of the alcoholism and homosexuality. Still a ripping yarn, and one which will have you staying the course through the 3 volumes. Nobody has turned this material into a novel format with such rigour.
S.Sheard.
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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 fulfil his destiny . . .

The author has produced a trilogy of books that will be read for years to come.
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on 24 October 2011
The product arrived swiftly and on time. This was a fantastic read, fast-paced and action filled whilst also focusing on Alexander as a person. I would recommend this series to anyone, not just people with a particular interest in Alexander the Great or classical warfare.
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VINE VOICEon 22 October 2008
This book concludes the series excellently. This really gives you an insight into the end of an amazing but sadly short life. As a historical fiction fan, I think these are an amazing set of books, second only to Iggulden's Emperor series. An excellent read!
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on 10 January 2015
This Trilogy is the most gripping historical novel I have read, fascinating to realise how young Alexander was to achieve all he did and the breadth of distance covered. Part 3 keeps up the standard of writing and I love the maps!
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on 15 October 2010
The author takes you on the perilous journey taken by Alexander and his vast army.
There are many many unexpected twists and turns to alexanders reign and this book along with the others in the trilogy explains why...
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on 29 April 2009
THis is an excellent book. One of the best I've read. Unfortunately the rest of the authors books do not match up to the greatness of this trilogy, with the possible exception of the lost legion.
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on 9 January 2017
Brilliant book, brilliantly written from a fantastic author. All the excitement and historical stories you need. Read one from this series and get hooked!
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on 10 February 2017
I got Volume 1 as a gift and having read that had to continue the saga. A greta read and very educational in terms of history.
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