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Empire of Dragons by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  

Empire of Dragons

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An epic adventure winding through the forests of India, the Himalayan mountains, the deserts of central Asia, all the way to the heart of China. From the author of the bestselling Alexander trilogy comes this enthralling historical tale of two great civilisations. Action-packed with battles, inhuman trials, and even a bit of passion; you'll be gripped the whole way though.

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Empire of Dragons by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Anatolia, AD 260. The city of Edessa, a Roman outpost, is on its last legs after the Persian siege by the troops of Shapur I. Roman Emperor Licinius Valerianus agrees to meet his adversary to negotiate peace. But it is only a trap and the Emperor and his twelve guards are chained and dragged away to work as prisoners in a solitary Persian turquoise mine. After months of forced labour the Emperor dies, but his guards make a daring escape lead by the heroic and enigmatic chief, Marcus Metellus Aquila. They meet a mysterious, exiled Chinese Prince, Dan Qing, and agree to safeguard his journey home to reconquest his throne from his mortal enemy, a eunuch named Wei. Thus begins the adventures of the Romans and the Prince as they journey to China. There they will discover that they aren't the first of their kind to arrive in China: they were preceded centuries before by the survivors of the 'lost legion'.

About the Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published over nine works of fiction, including the 'Alexander' trilogy, which has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. He has also written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world, and has written screenplays for cinema and television.

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Publication date

3rd February 2006

Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

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Hardback

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Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781405052009

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