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Alexandros II - Edicion 2005 (Alexandros #2)

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THE BESTSELLING EPIC OF GLORY AND GRANDEUR, INTRIGUES AND PASSIONS OF ANCIENT GREECE...AND THE WARRIOR KING WHOSE CONQUESTS BUILT AN ETERNAL LEGEND.

Who bloodied the Star of the Argeads?
Who killed my father?


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 Darius, the Gr
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 28th 2004 by Debolsillo (first published 1998)
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Reid
Dec 19, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Tariq Alferis
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
."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..
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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Mehdi Azzeddine
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عمل رائع بحق ، ولعل أهم شيء فيه هو التصوير الرائع للمعارك والحصارات
Graham
Sep 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, war, ancient, greek
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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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
Mohamed Shoaib
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
تحفة تاريخية .. مانفريدي أبدع في هذا الجزء بكل شيء .. التفاصيل العسكرية و أحداث المعارك الحربية من أفضل ما قرأت

يستكمل الأسكندر في هذا الجزء حلمه في تحقيق السيطرة على آسيا عن طريق الزحف نحو كل المدن اليونانية في آسيا والتي احتلها الفرس و السيطرة عليها مجددا.

ربما يعيب على القصة فقط ان الكاتب جعل من الإسكندر قديسًا لا يخطيء .. هو متهور بعض الشيء في اتخاذ القرارات لكنه تقريبًا بلا أخطاء
أسماء
الكتاب الثاني كان حربياً بشكل أساسي، أجاد الكاتب وصف ساحات الوغى والأمور التي تحصل فيها، حملني ذلك تماماً لأعيش اللحظات ذاتها التي عاشوها شخوص الرواية، بل وأبعد من ذلك، الشخوص الذين اقتبس منهم الكاتب روايته.

كُنت أحب الإسكندر مع كل فصل أتقدم فيه بالقراءة، أكثر.

-حرق للأحداث-

إن كان هنالك ما أزعجني، فهو علاقة الإسكندر بعشقيته بنكاسب، فقد بدى وكأنه رجل.. لا أريد التلفظ بالكلمة ولكن رجل سيء، حيث أنه تخلى عنها في الجزء الأول من الرواية لصالح الرسام آبيل، ثم عندما عادت، لم يظهر أي تمنّع تجاهها، بالرغم م
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Blablabla Aleatório
Dec 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nubia
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
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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Aljoharah Alobaikan
Mar 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-read
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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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
M.L. Sparrow
Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is seriously packed with action! It was a really enjoyable and interesting book to read and it seamlessly follows the first book interest little confusion. However... the one thing I found was that, though I loved reading it, I often found that I had trouble recalling what had actually happened in previous chapters, just because so much is going on in this book. There
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Merve Tokmakçıoğlu
Manfredi'nin Büyük İskender'in hayatını kaleme aldığı bu üçlü seriye başlarken beklentim hayli büyüktü ancak benim için tam bir düşkırıklığı oldu. İskender'in hayatının kurgulanarak bir romana dönüştürüldüğü bu seride tarihsel gerçeklerle yazarın hayal dünyası tam bir çelişki içinde; Manfredi biyografideki boşlukları kendi hayal gücüyle doldurmuş, bu durum da gerçekçi bir İskender portresi çizmekten çok uzakta bir metin veriyor okuyucuya. Üslup ve biçim de bizde de pek okunan sultan romanları gi ...more
Martina
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have read the first book in a few days and I was looking forward to reading the second one. Unfortunately I have found this one very boring, all focused on Alexander's military campaigns. I will take a break before reading the 3rd one.
Sol Rezza
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente relato, violento, histórico, entretenido. Hay fragmentos de la historia que dejan imágenes grabadas.
Lo leí a los 17 años y recuerdo recomendarlo a amigos (hombres) que en esa época de su vida no eran ávidos lectores, me acuerdo que les encantó.
Lourdes Delgado
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Me encantó toda la trilogía, me gustó mucho poder transportarme a esa época
Dora Okeyo
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Alexander, what news?
Camilo Angel
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This trilogy is so amazing I had to read it twice. Perfect combination of novel and history.
Angela Lewis
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Considering the topic of battle, with its blood and guts drenching the pages, this was a most readable novel and kept interest to its end.
Travis Gomez
The middle novel of any trilogy tends to be the most unsatisfactory of the lot, and this seems to be the case with the Sands of Ammon; the 2nd novel in Manfredi's Alexander series. The pacing of the novel is at times very uneven where a considerable portion of the story is devoted to character development only to be resolved in a fairly brisk manner.

On the other hand, an aspect where the novel handles particularly well is the descriptions of the battles and the battle tactics employed which fee
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Yvan Argeadi
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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Jhon Peranquive
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Erika
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  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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Carly
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was far more captivating than its predecessor though I hasten to add that both have me utterly curious. Having known Alexander's name, and little more, before commencement I had assumed that my knowledge could only improve. Did I expect the books to be as educating as they are? Not truly. In all honesty I had never imagined a book could be so educational, and yet still read as anything other than a text book. I look forward to the finale, but feel certain that owning my own copy of the tril ...more
Teresa
Jul 08, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Peter Burton
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good book,not great literature maybe but a very informative story of Alexander's march around Asia Minor to Egypt.It's very accessible to all readers,teens to adults and would be great for students of his period in Ancient History.It fills out the broad details that most people pick up in class and makes you feel at home in the ancient world.I enjoyed the struggle against the mercenary Memnon of Rhodes,about whom I knew nothing.In fact I enjoyed everything - the battles,the sieges,the spi ...more
Michel
Oct 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  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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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.
Valerio Massimo Manfredi defines himself as an "Ancient World To
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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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