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El ejercito perdido

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Corre el año 401 a.C. La guerra entre Atenas y Esparta ha terminado después de treinta años de hostilidades, pero una guerra civil está a punto de estallar en el Imperio persa entre Artajerjes y su hermano Ciro el joven. Este último contrata a un ejército de mercenarios griegos desmovilizados los cuales, tras la muerte de Ciro en la batalla de Cunaxa, se ven obligados a re ...more
Paperback, 459 pages
Published (first published November 2007)
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Mesmerizing account of The Ten Thousand - 4th read by me overall including the original, and 2nd this year after the superb Ten Thousand epic fantasy reinvention by P. Kearney - through the eye of the women following the Greek army. Abira the narrator is the lover of Xeno the young Athenian exile, scribe and adviser turned commander in dire circumstances.

Magnificent scholarship - the author retraced the path of the Greeks - and superb prose made this another book that I could not put down.
“O Exército Perdido” é um retrato fiel, e como o próprio autor refere, verosímil, da famosa jornada levada a cabo pelo Exército dos Dez Mil, no início do séc. V a.C. O jovem príncipe persa, Ciro, contrata 10.000 soldados e mercenários para conquistar destronar o seu irmão Artaxerxes, Rei dos Persas. Nesta expedição militar, encontrava-se também Xenofonte, um grego que, durante os dois anos em que o exército existiu, escreveu um diário no qual relatou todos os acontecimentos e locais por onde pas ...more
O Exército Perdido conta-nos um dos mistérios da Antiguidade sob o ponto de vista de Valerio Manfredi, que arquitecta uma teoria de uma conspiração para explicar a longa aventura épica destes homens. É interessante qb para que se chegue ao final apesar das suas 440 e tal páginas. 3 1/5*
Dec 30, 2010 Ines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ines by: Ronald
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Hilary McLean
Love the sword and sandals epics but I am not certain if I like the writing style. Perhaps something is being lost in translation from Italian but, and this is a personal pet peeve, I dislike it when a writer uses obvious techniques like "Little did they know but doom was around the next corner" as a form of foreshadowing.
Jun 08, 2016 Chicokc rated it it was ok
Una vez más el mundo se enfrenta a Persia. Ochenta años después de lo que pasó con Leónidas, un ejército de mercenarios tendrá que pelear contra el imperio más grande del mundo.

La historia es contada por la mujer de un soldado, todo es visto desde su visión y recrea las batallas que enfrentó. Puede ver como van cayendo los soldados propios y los del contrario, un baño de sangre total, un desmembramiento de personas increíble. Y no es para sorprenderse, son griegos y Grecia pide sangre a cada mom
Josh Treloar
I'm not sure about this bloke's novels, to be honest. The idea behind the story was great, the plot was sound with a few good twists and - last but not least - it's about ancient Greece. But for me, it lacked heart and true substance. The attempt to tell the story from the women's perspective is admirable, but VMM would have been better served using Xenophon as his main narrator. That way we would have got more battles - and less unlikely situations in terms of developing intrigue. Finally, ther ...more
Aug 10, 2011 Kxv rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nadie
Recommended to Kxv by: Nadie
Flojísimo libro de Manfredi. Una historia insulsa, mal contada, sin ritmo, totalmente fuera de tiempo y de contexto. Apenas le salvan los detalles históricos, pero en general no sirve ni para lectura de playa. Una pérdida de tiempo y dinero. Una pena, porque se valora el esfuerzo de Manfredi por acercar la cultura clásica a través de novelas de easy-reading. Muy mala. #eso
[Read for school in 2008]

What's the point of suffering through this garbage when there's The Persian Expedition?
Victor Galué
May 07, 2015 Victor Galué rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Es una novela bastante interesante, el hecho de que sea contado desde el punto de vista de Abira le da un toque diferente, más humano y sensible a la historia de los 10.000 sin necesidad de alejarse mucho de la realidad histórica, intentaré conseguir oirías libros de este autor, ya que este tipo de novelas con buena base histórica me parece muy bueno.
J Victor Tomaszek
Jan 23, 2013 J Victor Tomaszek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent story of the army of Ten Thousand who fought the Persians and their adventures and journey back home to Greece.
Jul 17, 2013 Azura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 23, 2014 Ippino rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Monotono e noioso.
L’idea in sé è interessante, ma è affossata da uno stile piatto ed una sinossi ripetitiva fino all’esasperazione.
Sembra di assistere ad una puntata di Super Quark, però l’effetto, dopo pagine e pagine tutte uguali, è soporifero.
Manfredi è un ottimo divulgatore scientifico, e si nota la ricerca e la passione archeologica, ma non è un narratore di razza.
Leggendo, sai già quel che succederà nella pagina successiva, per il semplice fatto che sarà uguale alla pagina che stai leggend
Jun 01, 2013 Jane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Premise of Xenophon's mistress narrating the events of the Anabasis sounded promising. Very childishly written, except some descriptive parts here and there. I disliked the narrator's use of nicknames. I liked the descriptions of when the army was in Armenia/Kurdistan in the mountains amid the snowstorms. The narrator made it seem SHE influenced the events; any time there was a plot or treachery, SHE discovered it. SHE saved the day on many occasions. I disliked her; she seemed too full of herse ...more
Apr 30, 2015 *Patty* rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Il resoconto di un lungo viaggio...

Basato sull' "Anabasi" di Senofonte, il romanzo racconta l'incredibile viaggio di un imponente esercito di mercenari greci alla volta dell'Oriente. La trama è imbevuta di eroismo, coraggio, avventura ma anche amore profondo e passione, visto che la voce narrante è una donna, Abira, ragazza 'barbara' che per amore di un guerriero sconosciuto incontrato per caso, abbandona il suo villaggio e si mette in gioco, puntando tutta se stessa in questa avventura.
5 stelle
Sep 27, 2013 G.Claudio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Molto bello... e come tutti i romanzi di Manfredi, alla fine mi lascia con un pesante strascivo: Tanta malinconia... per aver finito un libro che, come non molti riescono a fare, ti porta davvero in un altro mondo, ed in un'altra epoca... tornare in italia, nel 21 secolo, dopo aver viaggiato per qualche giorno in epoche e luoghi cos lontani, non sempre semplice... ci sono libri che vorresti non finissero mai. Anche qui si abbandona a qualche licenza poetica di troppo (il finale, molto fiabesco, ...more
Angel Serrano
Recreación de la épica obra de Xenophontes, Anabasis, escrita en el siglo V C. Por un participante en la marcha de los Diez Mil soldados griegos que ayudaron a Ciro el Persa en su intento de derrocar a su hermano Artaxerxes. La ida y vuelta del ejército, sus aventuras e intrigas noveladas.
I have never read a book like this before. Definitely not the sort of book I would pick up in a book shop. Would never have read this if it had not been given to me. I read alot of historical fiction but generally it's the kind that is aimed at females with more focus on romance and family. I had a feeling this book would be more focused on battles and the army. I was suprised to find it was narrated by a woman and thought this might make it easier for me to get along with. It helped a little, t ...more
Interesting story, from a girl point of view, supported by the background of the author and thus the direct research upon the way of the real Greek army through the Persian empire. I suppose the translation wasnt very good and sometimes there is a lack of logic in the narration. Very beautiful ending, though. ...more
May 19, 2014 Carolina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Estoy intentando leer mas ficción histórica y luego que no me gustara demasiado si primer libro de la trilogía Alexandros pensé en intentar de nuevo con este autor.

Este libro me gustó considerablemente más que el anterior.Si, hubo partes - especialmente una de las batallas- que me aburrieron o que simplemente no estaba tan interesada,pero logró llamarme la atención más de lo que me esperaba.

Sin duda mis momentos favoritos son donde Abira interactúa con otras mujeres. Al principio estaba nerviosa
Daniel Pardejo
Jun 05, 2014 Daniel Pardejo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simplesmente fenomenal. A forma como nos leva a viver e sentir o que sentirão aqueles homens durante todo aquele tempo. A rudeza com que expõem as tormentas e o esforço sobre-humano é simples e eficaz. Vale a pena ler.
Jun 07, 2014 Stuart rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting tale in a part of the world, I know nothing about! However, once more I find the translation stilted and spoils the flow. I would also like to find out more about the merchants (briefly mentioned) who followed the did they fit in to the story and survive?
Oct 05, 2014 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the descriptions, and the historical accuracy. A few times I thought that the author fell back on stereotypes for his female character, and at a couple of points i was mildly offended due to this. However, the pace of the story kept me intrigued, and wanting to know the fate of the army kept me reading. Gut wrenching in places, and beautiful in others.
by Ax
Oct 19, 2014 by Ax rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Meglio la Storia

Dopo molti anni riprendo in mano un romanzo di Manfredi e l'impressione non è cambiata: autore superficiale, che ha la fortuna di narrare storie che dalla Storia — quella vera — traggono forza, come quella di questi Diecimila uomini guidati da Xeno, qui raccontata attraverso gli occhi di una donna.
Senofonte, perdonalo.
May 05, 2016 Vaso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Through the stories of a woman who followed the "myriad", we learn details and events unknown for the great campaign. The passion and bravery of men through Manfredi's pen, is astonishing!!! Manfredi through his books, teaches Greek history lessons in modern Europeans! Well done !!
Aug 26, 2015 Olethros rated it liked it
-Se notan las concesiones en busca de mejorar la aceptación de cierto tipo de lectores.-

Género. Novela histórica.

Lo que nos cuenta. A una pequeña aldea del sur de Asia Menor regresa la joven Abira, que sobrevive por poco a la lapidación de sus vecinos gracias a la ayuda de unas niñas, a las que contará la historia de cómo y por qué se unió al grupo de soldados mercenarios griegos, que la posteridad conocería como Los Diez Mil, que fueron a luchar en un conflicto civil persa del siglo V antes de
Artur Peniche
When I started reading the first pages of this book I was afraid to feel disappointed due to the fact that the story was being narrated by a woman (don't take me wrong, but this kind of story is normally told by a soldier or something similar and when it's told by a woman it's full of cheesy romance).
But I was wrong. Even that we've marched along the 10 thousand army in a woman PoV she was so active and strong that we could enjoy every harsh step taken by this army as being part of itself.
Jul 07, 2016 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Gracias a este libro, encontré restos de mi olvidada pasión por la lectura, la cual llevaba cuatro o cinco años dormida, cuando lo leí.

Para el que le guste la Historia, en especial la griega, seguramente ya lo conoce o incluso lo ha leído ya. Y para el que no le guste, quizá al leerlo encuentre una afición que pensara imposible.

Cuando me decidí a leerlo, esperaba que me agradara, pero no contaba que me cautivara. Lo recomiendo totalmente.
Xavi Aznar
Jul 24, 2016 Xavi Aznar rated it did not like it
Libro tostón que he acabado a base de aguante y fuerza de voluntad. La temática histórica no me atraía. Y en cuanto al autor, en ningún momento consigue engancharme. La prosa es floja y el autor se centra en los hechos históricos más que en los personajes, que únicamente son la excusa para dar una lección de historia. El libro es el equivalente a un documental que usa actores para dar un mayor realismo y viveza a los datos que relata una voz en off.

Yo esperaba una película de acción y he encontr
George Tsalamandris
An interesting fictional work done on an ancient event. Includes appreciated twists to the story that keep the reader glued.

The author has major flaws such as his inability to make the characters speak as individuals. Mostly all the characters have the same voice.

Including the major character who in 400BC is illiterate and speaks to us using words and phrases such as:
-He'd spend hours watching me
-Clearchus was more machine than man
-..he could kill you as easily as he drinks a glass of water
-he w
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