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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.

Heroes Synopsis

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 …

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ISBN: 9781447271383
Publication date: 06/10/2006
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781447271383
Publication date: 6th October 2006
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
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About 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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