(Alèxandros Le sabbie di Amon) [Download] Ê Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Acle of the Siwa oasis to which the title refers are only reached at the end and occupy exactly 14 of the 319 pages of this novel which means Alexander has to travel to Mesopotamia defeat Darius make his way through the rest of central Asia get to the border of modern day India and die all in the space of another 300 page novel I m really not looking forward to that I will start looking for an actual historical biography of Alexander the Great as soon as I m done with this trilogy and hope that can help historical biography of Alexander the Great as soon as I m done with this trilogy and hope that can help get over how bad these books are Book 2 in Manfredi s historical series on the life of Alexander the Great shows Alexander in the role that he is most famous for that of conueror We see him move from one battle to another each presenting a different challenge and often we see his solutions being anything but predictable From a simplistic point of view it is hard to get too far from the view that it is this npredictability that makes him so successful One aspect of his personality that comes through in Manfredi s tale is his mercy Comparing his actions on conuering a city with another historical giant Genghis Khan and they couldn t be different Time and again Khan would eradicate a conuered city leaving no one alive and the infrastructure nothing but a pile of rubble Alexander on the other hand tries to leave avoid wanton slaughter and often left people who had ruled before in charge If he did destroy parts of the city it would be for a specific purpose like destroying houses to build a cause way across to Tyre We leave Alexander after he has defeated Darius for the first time and having just visited the Oracle of Ammon What lies in store for the remainder of his life Only time will tell I love the story despite the writing As the book is based on a historical account I suppose that doesn t say much about the authorI m always perplexed by the decision to have some events accounted for with this dispassionate distance like in a history book and others passionately described often breastsI don t hate it and I was riveted enough to finish it but I was also a bit irritated and confused by the sudden shifts between war war sex religion war companionship war sex spiritualism engineering war Don t get me wrong I like that all these aspects of Alexander s life are represented although for the mention of Hephaestion as the love of his life he sure isn t around a lot but I did occasionally lose love of his life he sure isn t around a lot but I did occasionally lose plot and get emotional whiplash Manfredi continues to shine strongly depicting Alexander in his rise As A Somewhat Conflicted Young a somewhat conflicted young well on his way to conuering the known world The details concerning Memnon the commander of the Persian army were ite nice and really fleshed things out for me I particularly liked the way the author dealt with the issue of the Gordian knot showing Alexander s lack of patience for which he was ite well known This trilogy doesn t really stand out that much as Manfredi is not taking a lot of liberties but I suppose that s a good thing Additionally his balance of the events is admirable as we do not feel particularly bogged down when the events slow Alexander s convalescence before Issus the winter in central Anatolia the siege of Tyre Additionally in reading these books fairly intensively over the past week I ve dreamt of Alexander and his companions every night which is certainly one of the goals of good historical fiction to draw in the reader such that hisher nconscious mind is focused on the epoch the narrative takes place in I was leaning towards four stars but this. Rate the Greek cities of Asia from legendary Sardis and Miletus to Halicarnassus But vengeance is just one of Alexander's ambitionsGreat oracles and loyal followers claim Alexander is than mortal a powerful warrior and insatiable scholar a political genius Yet in battle after battle one man blocks his way Memnon of Rhodes a Greek born mercenary chosen by the Persian Great King to. ,


Alèxandros Le sabbie di AmonSimple fact made me bump it p to five Only Aztec by Gary Jennings and some Mary Renault novels have had this effect on me In sum well balanced anecdotal sticking straight to the sources and vivid enough to make this reader s dreams come alive with the 4th century BC This one was much better than the first It had action "it and many interesting events I especially enjoyed the part where he ntied the knot in King Midas s " and many interesting events I especially enjoyed the part where he ntied the knot in King Midas s I loved picturing him in Achilles Armor The fight against Darius was well drafted and the bit with his leg where he went right into the heat of the battle was really well done Memnon made an excellent character focus in this novel I just think it was much better than the first and now I am ready to move onto the third For reviews or to see my favourite otes from this book check out my blog at This book is seriously packed with action It was a really enjoyable and interesting book to read and it seamlessly follows the first book interest little confusion However the one thing I found was that though I loved reading it I often found that I had trouble recalling what had actually happened in previous chapters just because so much is going on in this book There are so many characters places and things going on that I constantly found myself flicking back to figure out what was going onThe authors writing style makes you feel like you re actually reading an ancient epic and I loved that there are other POV s involved not just Alexander s For example I loved the character of Memnon and I like that although he is Alexander s enemy he isn t portrayed as a villain he s just a man he has a wife and kids and he is defending his country SPOILER ALERT His death kids and he is defending his country SPOILER ALERT His death his mens devotion was the most emotion scene in this book for me Alexander is also a very interesting and complex character he s headstrong often reckless but an amazing leader both in war tactics and the love he has for his men However I personally can t fully think of him as the hero for the simple reason that he s conuering lands and making war It was different time and the history lover in me can see the excitement and the glory in his actions and is desperate to know but then another part of me thinks that parts of this story really happened and sympathises with people who were conuered though admittedly Alexander is painted as a better King than the Persian King whose lands he is taking That little rhyme that Alexander and his friends would chant at their old teacher when they were children about the silly solider that goes to war and dies pretty much sums p my feelings about Alexander s campaign and his fathers before him they seem to be making war for no real reason other than glory risking the lives of their men and razing cities while supposedly trying to Mental Math: Tricks To Become A Human Calculator (For Speed Math, Math Tricks, Vedic Math Enthusiasts GMAT, GRE, SAT Students) (Volume 1) until the countries and make peace Still I m looking forward to the final instalment of this trilogy and I m sure I ll grab a few non fiction books about Alexander the Great afterwards too If anyone has any suggestions that would be great The greatest character in history photographed magnificently by Valerio Massimo Manfredi In my opinion this writer is a genius He is an archaeologist and also a professor like Indiana Jones Between the 1970s and the 1980s he hasndertaken the Anabasis expeditions for the reconstruction of the itinerary of the Ten Thousand s retreat This makes his historical books look like even interesting as the great novels whose development is nknown Nobody is able to present the story like Manfredi I highly recommend the entire trilog. Lead his vast army is a cunning strategist who challenged Alexander's claim to the title of Lord of Asia In Memnon Alexander confronts an enemy who inspires his admiration And in Memnon's wife Barsine he finds a woman who captures his heart But neither bravery nor love can stem the tide of Alexander's destiny For with Persia defeated Alexander's thoughts turn to Egypt and beyond. ,
A tremendous story After the slightly slow paced introduction to his trilogy ALEXANDER CHILD OF A DREAM Valerio Massimo Manfredi does away with all CHILD OF A DREAM Valerio Massimo Manfredi does away with all wishy washy supernatural stuff to focus on what a story about Alexander the Great should be about the warfareTHE SANDS OF AMMON is an absolutely tremendous book that depicts epic world changing events on a regular basis It s an episodic journey narrative revealing Alexander s travels as he takes both his companions and his armies around the world capturing everything he finds along the wayObviously it s when the cities resist his occupation that things get really interesting and the many depictions of siege warfare are violent gritty and tremendously exciting Manfredi has a knack of taking complex confused situations and depicting them in simple easily nderstandable terms that pays off dividendsThings do threaten to slow down with some rather extraneous sub plots that are plonked in such as Aristotle s investigation of King Philip s assassination but thankfully things always Blanco nocturno uickly return to what Manfredi does best the battles And this is an excellent read because of that The middle part of Manfredi s trilogy about Alexander the Great follows his story from the moment of his army s crossing into Asiantil his foray into Egypt and visit to the oracle of Siwa While this was a fairly Jake Millers Wheel uick read and I enjoyed it for the most part it did get a bit longwinded in places and I would like to see less superficial characterisations Books like these show why being an international bestseller isn t necessarily a stamp ofality Which of course I should already know After all 50 shades of grey is an international bestsellerI gave both book one and two 2 stars because nlike 50 shades there s actually a massive amount of work behind books like these For the countless hours of research even though he s a PhD in the field he deserves kudos It gives a feeling of credibility to the storyThe storytelling howeverI got the two first books at a closing sale for about 3 dollars together i m not about 3 dollars together I m not buy the third If I happen to Ugh This book was even worse than the first in the trilogy but I ve waited so long to read this series that I decided to plod along now that I ve read two books out of three The first word that comes to my mind when I think about this novel is juvenile Every thing about The Sands of Ammon is juvenile from the dialogue to the descriptions The history lessons ended with the first book and what we get instead is veneration for Alexander He s the greatest warrior that ever walked the earth No army can defeat him No one can eual him in battle even when wounded He s handsome and awe inspiring even covered in blood and slime Women fall at his feet without being coerced consecrated temple attendants The widows of his enemies without being coerced consecrated temple attendants The widows of his enemies why not Don t worry though the great king also has a dark side You can tell because one of his blue eyes is much darker than the other and becomes even darker when he gets angry He throws terrible temper tantrums when cities refuse to surrender immediately and occasionally succumbs to battle fever only to feel bad afterwards and sulk for days for betraying the rational and noble side of his nature In spite of the fact that Alexander travels through the whole of Turkey and the Levant description is once again disappointingly sparse Mostly it s about decadently luxurious Persian palaces and concubines and occasionally about a few ancient cities but it s sort of just thrown in there for the heck of it Egypt and the famous or. THE BESTSELLING EPIC OF THE GLORY AND THE GRANDEUR INTRIGUES AND PASSIONS OF ANCIENT GREECEAND THE WARRIOR KING WHOSE CONUESTS BUILT AN ETERNAL LEGEND ALEXANDER Volume II THE SANDS OF AMMONA thousand years after Agamemnon fought the Trojan War Alexander the king of Macedonia and descendant of Achilles follows in the footsteps of Greek legend He has gathered a mighty force to libe. ,

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