Continuing the epic saga of Alexander the Great, The Sands of Ammon, brilliantly describes Alexander's quest to conquer Asia, the limitless domain ruled by the Great King of the Persians. Alexander and his men storm Persian fortresses and harbours, crippling King Daruis' domination of land and sea.
Ruthlessly, Alexander's war machine moves ever onward taking him up into the snow-covered Anatolian highlands, and ever closer to his destiny. But there is much danger ahead. Despite the defeat of Daruis, the Island City of Tyre and the Towers of Gaza prove to be formidable obstacles. Undeterred, Alexander surges forth over land and sea to the mysterious land of Egypt. And there, in the sands, lies the Oracle of Ammon, waiting to reveal an amazing truth to Alexander. One that will change his already amazing life.
Italian historian and archaeologist Valerio Massimo Manfredi has been elected Man of the Year 1999 by the American Biographical Institute for "Alexandros", bestselling trilogy based on the life of Alexander the Great. Manfredi's books have been published in Spain, France, Germany, Greece, and Russia.
About the Author
Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published nine works of fiction, including the bestselling Spartan and The Last Legion. The Alexander trilogy has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. He has written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world, and has written screenplays for cinema and television.