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Oracle by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  

Oracle

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Renowned for his excellent ancient historical thrillers, Manfredi changes gear a little and gives us a dual time tale, Greece 1983, an archaeological dig in 1973, and the ancient world of The Odyssey in the twist. He is an Italian history scholar so you know you are getting the genuine stuff. Personally I love to be educated and thrilled at the same time. He’s good.

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Oracle by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Phenomenally successful writer Valerio Massimo Manfredi tells a modern tale inspired by an ancient prophecy Greece at the time of the Colonels, 1973 - An archaeologist discovers a gold Mycenaean vase embellished with images of the last voyage of Ulysses. But his mysterious death and the vases's disappearance remain unexplained for ten years until disturbing signals catalyse different characters into a relentless pursuit for the truth. Already a success in Europe, The Oracle is another action-packed adventure from the bestselling author of the 'Alexander' trilogy, Spartan and The Last 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

6th May 2005

Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Publisher

Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
200 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780330437929

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