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Heroes by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  

Heroes

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This is quite different to his usual historical thrillers. A compelling novel telling of legendary Greek heroes with plenty of battle scenes and a colourful depiction of the ancient world. It's written in a manner intended to evoke the atmosphere of epic poetry. Worth a look.

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Synopsis

Heroes by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Formerly published as TALISMAN OF TROY, this novel has been retitled.


A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought …


The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible …

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

6th October 2006

Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
288 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781447271383

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