I loved picturing him in Achilles Armor The fight against Darius was well rafted and the bit with his leg where he went right into the heat of the battle was really well Lilith Enraptured (Divinity Warriors 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 A tremendous story After the slightly slow paced introduction to his trilogy ALEXANDER CHILD OF A DREAM Valerio Massimo Manfredioes away with all that 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 epicts epic world changing events on a regular basis It
S AN EPISODIC JOURNEY NARRATIVE REVEALING an episodic journey narrative revealing 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 epictions of siege warfare are violent gritty and tremendously exciting Manfredi has a knack of taking complex confused situations and Tu Alma ¿La Conoces? depicting them in simple easily understandable terms that pays offividendsThings J.M. Coetzee do threaten to slowown with some rather extraneo Ugh This book was even worse than the first in the trilogy but I ve waited so long to read this series that I Feminization and Chastity Training for the Sissy Husband (The League of Dominant Women 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 theialogue to the escriptions The history lessons ende Manfredi continues to shine *Strongly Depicting Alexander In His Rise As * depicting Alexander in his rise as somewhat conflicted young man well on his way to conuering the known world The etails concerning Memnon the commander of the Persian army were uite nice and really fleshed things out for me I particularly liked the way the author ealt with the issue of the Gordian knot showing Alexander s lack of patience for which he was uite well known This trilogy oesn 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 o not feel particularly bogged own 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 새로 만든 먼나라 이웃나라 12 - 미국 3 dreamt of Alexander and his companions every night which is certainly one of the goals of good historical fiction toraw in the reader such that hisher unconscious mind is focused on the epoch the narrative takes place in I was leaning towards four stars but this simple fact made me bump it up 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 Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, dreams come alive with the 4th century 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'sestiny For with Persia efeated Alexander's thoughts turn to Egypt and beyond. 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 has undertaken 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 evelopment is unknown Nobody is able to present the story
like manfredi iManfredi I recommend the entire trilogy Books like these show why being an international bestseller isn t necessarily a stamp of uality 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 unlike 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 Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside deserves kudos It gives a feeling of credibility to the storyThe storytelling howeverI got the two first books at a closing sale for about 3ollars together I m not gonna buy the third If I happen to see it at the library I might pick it up but it s unlikely to be there I love the story A Wartime Nurse despite the writing As the book is based on a historical account I suppose thatoesn t say much about the authorI m always perplexed by the Split decision to have some events accounted for with thisispassionate When Stories Clash distance like in a history book and others passionatelyescribed often breastsI on 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 id occasionally lose the plot and get emotional whiplash For reviews or to see my favourite uotes 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 inhad actually happened in previous chapters just because so much is going on in 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 The Extra Cadaver Murder defending his country SPOILER ALERT Hiseath and his mens Perfect Girl Evolution Vol. 6 devotion was the most emotion scene in this book. 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 andescendant of Achilles follows in the footsteps of Greek legend He has gathered a mighty force to libe. 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 ifferent time and the history lover in me can see the excitement and the glory in his actions and is esperate 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 painted as a better King than the Persian King 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 Dark Ties (Broken Saints Society dies pretty much sums up 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 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 middle part of Manfredi s trilogy about Alexander the Great follows his story from the moment of his army s crossing into Asia until his foray into Egypt and visit to the oracle of Siwa While this was a fairly uick read and I enjoyed it for the most part itid get a bit longwinded in places and I would like to see less superficial characterisations 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 ifferent 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 unpredictability 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 Andgiant Genghis Khan and couldn t be ifferent 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 Lawn Boy Returns didestroy parts of the city it would be for a specific purpose like Yolandas Genius destroying houses to build a cause way across to Tyre We leave Alexander after he hasefeated Darius for the first time and having just visited the Oracle of Ammon What lies in
*Store For The Remainder Of His Life *for the remainder of his life time will tell This one was much better than the first It had action it and many interesting events I especially enjoyed the part where he untied the knot in King Midas s chariot. 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. .