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Le sabbie di Amon (Alexandros #2)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  3,056 ratings  ·  66 reviews
L'Asia, culla di leggendarie civiltà, dominio incontrastato del Gran Re dei persiani: nessuno avrebbe nemmeno osato concepire l'idea di conquistare un impero così sconfinato. Ma Alessandro, con i suoi compagni, ama l'avventura impossibile. Sconfigge l'esercito nemico in campo aperto, conquista a una a una le fortezze e i porti da cui i persiani dominano il mare. Muove vers ...more
Paperback, Oscar Bestsellers #1275, 287 pages
Published June 4th 2002 by Mondadori (first published 1998)
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Reid
Manfredi continues to shine, strongly depicting Alexander in his rise as a somewhat conflicted young man well on his way to conquering the known world. The details concerning Memnon, the commander of the Persian army, were quite nice and really fleshed things out for me. I particularly liked the way the author dealt with the issue of the Gordian knot, showing Alexander's lack of patience for which he was quite well-known. This trilogy doesn't really stand out that much, as Manfredi is not taking ...more
Daenerys
Ugh. This book was even worse than the first in the trilogy, but I've waited so long to read this series that I decided to plod along now that I've read two books out of three.
The first word that comes to my mind when I think about this novel is "juvenile". Every thing about The Sands of Ammon is juvenile, from the dialogue to the descriptions. The history lessons ended with the first book and what we get instead is more, more, more veneration for Alexander.
He's the greatest warrior that eve
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Cassandra Kay Silva
This one was much better than the first. It had more action, it and many more interesting events. I especially enjoyed the part where he untied the knot in King Midas's chariot. I loved picturing him in Achilles Armor. The fight against Darius was well drafted and the bit with his leg where he went right into the heat of the battle was really well done. Memnon made an excellent character focus in this novel. I just think it was much better than the first, and now I am ready to move onto the thir ...more
Graham
A tremendous story. After the slightly slow-paced introduction to his trilogy, ALEXANDER: CHILD OF A DREAM, Valerio Massimo Manfredi does away with all that wishy-washy supernatural stuff to focus on what a story about Alexander the Great should be about: the warfare.

THE SANDS OF AMMON is an absolutely tremendous book that depicts epic, world-changing events on a regular basis. It's an episodic journey narrative, revealing Alexander's travels as he takes both his companions and his armies around
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Blablabla Aleatório
No segundo volume da trilogia sobre a vida de um dos maiores conquistadores do mundo antigo, reencontramos Alexandre em pleno território asiático e começamos a acompanhar suas primeiras batalhas contra os persas e a “libertação” das cidades gregas no Oriente. Do lado macedônio reencontramos todos os personagens importantes na vida do conquistador, o general Parmênio, a turma do Alexandre, seu cavalo Bucéfalo e até mesmo seu cão Péritas que assim como o dono não consegue se manter em um só lugar. ...more
Tariq Alferis
."من أجرى الدماء فوق
نجمة الآركاديين؟
ـ أباك؟
آه أيها الشاب ذو المجد، والذي لايُقهر.
أنا والدك! "

الجزء الثاني من ثلاثية الإسكندر،وتستمر الملحمة البطولية للإسكندر المقدوني، جزء يسرد ويصف معارك وحملات المقدونين في اسيا، معارك، مواقف،صور..الحرب بين جيش الإسكندر وملك الفرس داريوس، رواية مُدهشة ، وشخصيات عظيمة جدا، نمط السرد سريع جدا، لدرجة لقيت نفسي وصلت لعند اخر ورقة وزيوس يخاطب الإسكندر في معبد امون في واحة سيوة…

الجزء الثالث غير موجود إلكتروني للأسف انتهت الرحلة لعند اهنئ..
Ahmad Sharabiani
Alexander: The Sands of Ammon (Aléxandros, #2), Valerio Massimo Manfredi
عنوان: اسکندر جلد 2 شنهای آمن؛ نویسنده: والریو ماسیمو مانفردی؛ مترجم: فریده مهدوی دامغانی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، وزارت فرهنگ و ارشاد اسلامی، سازمان چاپ و انتشارات، 1382، در 3 جلد، جلد 1: فرزند یک رویا در 482 ص، جلد 2: شنهای آمن، در 574 ص، جلد 3: آخر دنیا؛ شابک دوره: 9644226356؛ 9789644226359؛؛ شابک جلد 1: 9644226321؛ چاپ دوم جلد 1: 9789644226326؛ شابک جلد 2 چاپ دوم: 9789646348؛ شابک جلد سوم: 9789644226336؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویس
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Claudia Sesto
Alexandros! Grande conquistatore, un re amato dai suoi soldati e sempre con veri amici al suo fianco compreso Peritas il suo cane e Bucefalo il suo splendido destriero!
Bellissimo questo libro che ci racconta le gesta di Alessandro un re che grazie alla sua forza, alla volontà, all'aiuto degli dei, alla sua potenza e al suo eroismo, battaglia dopo battaglia partendo dall'antica Grecia riesce a conquistare gran parte dell'Asia arrivando fino alle sponde del fiume Indo.
Mi rimarranno impresse nella
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Dr.Abdulkarem
رواية مكونة من ثلاثة أجزاء؛ تتحدث عن سيرة الأسكندر المقدوني الكبير؛ منذ ولادته، وحتى وفاته، رواية ضخمة الحجم؛ (من ثلاثة أجزاء)؛ شيقة، يقوم فيها الكاتب فاليريو بسرد قصة حياة الاسكندر؛ بصورة رائعة؛ من خلال رواية.. هذا أسلوب رائع؛ أن يتم شرح التاريخ؛ في صورة رواية؛ تتمتع بكم هائل من التفاصيل؛ التي يصعب إيجادها في كتاب تاريخي واحد، أو اثنين؛ فيما يتعلق بسيرة الاسكندر المقدوني.... لقد تم تصوير الاسكندر؛ كشخص طبيعي؛ جنسياً؛ أي ليس بشاذ؛ كما يُصوره البعض؛ الرواية تم نشرها إلى لعربية؛ عن طريق الدار العر ...more
Aisha
"انتبه، و لتكن كلماتك موزونة، لأن والدك ليس رجلاً عادياً، والدك هو زيوس!"
يا الله!
Juan Carlos Santillán
Esta segunda parte no está a la altura de la primera. Se entiende que debe resultar difícil escribir una novela manteniendo cierta fidelidad histórica sin perder el valor literario, máxime cuando casi toda ella transcurre entre batallas. Pero la flojedad se nota cuando esboza personajes muy interesantes, como la maquiavélica Reina Ada y el cerebral Comandante Memnón, para luego dejarlos diluirse en finales sosos, insulsos. Otros personajes de mayor presencia, que se supondrían más elaborados, s ...more
*Patty*
Romanzo in tre parti (non tutte molto scorrevoli devo dire) sulla vita di Alessandro Magno, dalla sua infanzia e adolescenza, segnata dalla figura del padre (Filippo II) e del maestro (Aristotele), passando attraverso la fase dell'esplorazione dell'ignoto e dell'avventura (espansione in Asia orientale fino all'India) e terminando con la rinuncia al sogno di grandezza inseguito con indomito coraggio e passione. L'avventura termina con la prematura morte del condottiero dagli occhi bicolore (si tr ...more
Erika
Jan 23, 2012 Erika rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Erika by: Superiu
Shelves: reto-2012
Al terminar el segundo libro de la trilogia de Alejandro Magno, me doy cuenta que todos tienen algo en común, cuando los empiezas a leer piensas que son muy interesante, cuando los terminas, estas convencido que son increíbles.

En este segundo tomo, Alejandro empieza la conquista de Asia y su lucha contra los Persas, que tienen de su lado a Memnon de Rodas al cual Alejandro considera el único opositor digno de él. Y parece que nada puede detener a Alejandro y su ejercito, poco a poco empiezan ade
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Yvan Argeadi
RECENSIONE: http://atelierdiunalettricecompulsiva...

In questa seconda recensione della trilogia incentrata sulla figura di Alessandro ho sentito il bisogno di scrivere un mio personalissimo commento.
Sono un ammiratore del condottiero macedone fin da quando ero ragazzino, ho letto di lui e dei suoi amici in numerosi libri, sia romanzi che trattati storici, e ritenevo ormai di poter affermare con certezza di conoscere tutto quel che riguardava la straordinaria vita di questo personaggio.
Grazie a
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Aljoharah Alobaikan
هذا هو الجزء الثاني من ثلاثية الكاتب الايطالي فاليريو مانفريدي
سعدت واستمتعت بقرآءة الجزء الاول وهاهو نفس الشعور في الجزء الثاني
في هذا الجزء عشت مع فتوحات الاسكندر في آسيا وحروبه مع الفرس حتى وصوله الى مصر
اعتبر هذا الجزء كموجز تاريخي للمعارك التي خاضها الاسكندر استخدم الكاتب مخيلته واعتقد ان بعض الاحداث هي من خيال الكاتب حتى يزيد من الاثارة والتشويق وان كانت مناسبة للسياق
الاسكندر المقدوني ذلك المحارب الاسطوري الذي غير وجه العالم بفتوحاته لاتملك وانت تقرأ هذه الاجزاء الا ان تشعر بالاعجاب لهذا الق
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Fiona
An excellent read. Alexander's story continues with his empire building journey through what is now Turkey, into Syria, Palestine and Egypt, fighting battles with his enemies and with himself along the way. Manfredi writes so intelligently and with an economy of words that I find refreshing. A period of months can be summed up in a sentence without the reader feeling any loss of context. This book is a real page turner and I'm immediately on to the third book in the trilogy as I can't wait to fo ...more
oiyio
En az ilk kitap kadar iyiydi , İskender'in geçtiği yerler çok güzel işlenmiş ve anlatılmış. Halikarnassos(Bodrum) , Termessos(Antalya), Gordion(Yassıhöyük) , Ankyra(Ankara) ve daha bir çok yer -kitabın arkasında orijinal yer isimlerin karşılığı olan günümüz isimleri verilmiş - 'den bahsederken , yurdumuzun nasıl tarih koktuğunu anladım. Bu yerlere ve yurdumuza bakış açım değişti , yurdumuzun tarihine merakım arttı. Artık bu seri favorilerim arasında.
Pratik Burman
Book 2 in the series establishes Alexander as the man driven to conquer Asia and then the world.... He is just, kind, compassionate and courageous... He leads by example loves a strong opponent... Respects valor...
The language is lucid and the depiction emotional... The author sacrifices details of he surroundings and captures Alexander as a GOD
Teresa
Ha! And I do have to give a bit of a chuckle after reading this book because as amazing, wondrous plus all the verbs that is synonymous with the word 'great', this epic Manfredi has created makes me question how real everything is. Of course you have to consider his credibility as a historian thus the reliability of the tale he writes but it just seems too great of a story for it to be real.
The grandeur of Alexander the Great's story is what draws the reader in from start to finish and because
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Lys
Non sono obiettiva con questa trilogia, meglio metterlo subito in chiaro.
Non è perfetta, anche se la ritengo senza dubbio il miglior lavoro di Manfredi, le "libertà storiche" che l'autore s'è preso non sono poche e non sono nemmeno tutte secondarie, ma è una trilogia che adoro.
Per motivi "affettivi", è stata il mio portale su Alessandro, quella che mi ha spinto a conoscere sempre più questa figura fenomenale, troppo spesso usata a motivi propagandisitci nel corso della storia, troppo spesso dist
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SayǷt  Al QasR
رواية تاريخية رائعة وهي الجزء الثاني من ثلاثية عن حياة الاسكندر وفي هذا الجزء يحكي الكاتب باسلوب مشوق عن فتوحات الاسكندر المقدوني وتلقي الرواية الضوء على الجوانب الانسانية الرائعة من شخصية الاسكندر ...
رواية رائعة تستحق القراءة
Michel
Oct 09, 2013 Michel rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: History buffs
Shelves: hist-fic
As in many trilogies, #2 is somewhat weaker. Not in the events it's depicting, which are indeed of epic proportions (and keep coming at us, chapter after chapter); but we are no further in understanding Alexander as a man, his values, his fears and hopes, what made him strong, and vulnerable.
Manfredi is a history teacher, and a very good one, but in these books he has allowed himself to be constricted by his training. Sticking to known facts (or, as in the case of the Gordian Knot, well-worn leg
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Kareem Gamal
A kind of book that pulls you inside the details, you feel like if you're moving with the army of Alexander between the hills and on vast wide deserts, in open field battles and on the siege towers, you hear the sound of catapults, drums, screams and swords.

I was totally consumed in this novel
Daniela
Excelent book! Manfredi did an excelent research! Dont watch the movie...
Riccardo
A fine sequel to the first book of the trilogy. The story of Alexander's life is now centred on his conquests and thanks to this some new intriguing characters emerge. However, I missed a bit that atmosphere of light-heartedness that made the first book so special and pleasant.
Nonetheless, a very good second part of the trilogy.
Ariadna73
"Alexandros - Las arenas de Amon" es la segunda entrega de la biografía fantástica de Alejandro Mango. Nos muestra a un emperador carismático, guapo, simpático, con un ego gigantesco y capaz de cualquier cosa por seguir acumulando glorias. El lenguaje del autor es claro y tiene la capacidad de transportarnos allí mismo, a la tienda donde se extiende el cuerpo de este hombre mientras espera la mañana para la batalla.
Mathieu
Toujours aussi bien documenté et bien écrit, ce roman poursuit le récit entamé dans le tome un. Alexandre vole de victoires en victoires, malgré l'opposition de Memmnon et de Darius III et entre en triomphateur en Egypte.

L'oracle d'Ammon dans l'oasis de Siwa confirmera-t-il son ascendance divine ?

Les évènements sont admirablement dépeints et on y croit. Du très bon roman historique.
Carlos Reyes
Segunda libro de la trilogía de Alexandros. Este libro al igual que el primero es una verdadera joya, me encantó, pude conectarme con el escritor fácilmente. Me Sorprendió gratamente la manera en como el escritor nos coloca a un Alejandro al alcance de la mano, podemos sentir la manera como va evolucionando su forma de pensar y como va surgiendo la leyenda del hijo predilecto de Macedonia.
Jaclynn
The second book in a trilogy is always the hardest to get through. It's the lull between the introduction and the excitement of the end. I enjoyed this book, but not as much as I enjoyed reading the first in the series. I found the second half more exciting than the first, and I am looking forward to the final book in the trilogy! Recommended for history lovers and lovers of Alexander the Great.
Maria
La conquista de Asia es la siguiente hazaña que se propone Alejandro. En anatolia corta el nudo gordiano: dicen que quien lo deshaga dominará el confín del mundo. Finalmente, él y sus hombre derrotan al poderoso Darío, rey de los persas. Así, las tropas victoriosas de Alejandro avanzan hasta Egipto, donde el oráculo de Amón le revela su origen divino, su destino de gloria inmortal.
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Valerio Massimo Manfredi (born 1943) is an Italian historian, writer, archaeologist and journalist. He was born in Piumazzo di Castelfranco Emilia, province of Modena and is married to Christine Fedderson Manfredi, who translates his published works from Italian to English. They have two children and live in a small town near Bologna.
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“قال سلوقس:"إنها-مصر- بلاد خطرة" ثم التفت إلى الأسكندر و سأله "برأيك ماذا سيحدث الان؟"

الأسكندر: "لا أعرف لكنني أعتقد انهم سيرحبون بنا كأصدقاء هذا إن نجحنا في فهم هذا الشعب ، إنهم يوحون إلي بأنهم طيبون و حكماء،لكنهم فخورون بانفسهم كثيرا"

أيومينيس:"هذا صحيح لم تحتمل مصر في تاريخها هيمنة خارجية ،لكن الفرس لم يفهموا هذه الحقيقة بل قاموا بتعيين حاكم مع جنود من المرتزقة في بيلوسيوم.أما نتيجة ذلك فكانت ثورة إثر ثورة لكن هذه الثوراتكانت تسحق بعنف دائما"

سأل سلوقس: "ولماذا يجب أن تكون الأمور مختلفة بالنسبة إلينا ؟"

"كان يمكن أن تكون الأمور مختلفة بالنسبة للفرس لو أنهم إحترموا ديانة المصريين،ولو سمح ملك الفرس بتنصيبه فرعونا على مصر بأكملها .إنها قضية شكلية بمعنى من المعاني"

قال بطليموس مكررا:"أتقول انها قضية شكلية؟

رد ايومينيس:"انها كذلك تماما، و هي قضية شكلية .إن ذلك الشعب الذي يحيا من اجل الحياة بعد الموت ،و الشعب الذي ينفق اموالا طائلة كي يستورد البخور الذي يُحرَق في هياكله ،لابد من أنه يُعطي قيمة كبيرة للأمور الشكلية”
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