Valerio Massimo Manfredi is an archaeologist and scholar of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. He is the author of seventeen novels, which have won him literary awards and have sold 12 million copies. His Alexander trilogy has been translated into 38 languages and published in 62 countries and the film rights have been acquired by Universal Pictures. His novel The Last Legion was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley and directed by Doug Lefler.
A tale of loyalties tested to the extreme . . . A solid chunk of
historical fiction * Weekend Sport *
Has all the elements of a truly epic novel. The pages are jam-packed with excitement, danger, love, revenge, mystery and myth * Historical Novels Review *
Where Manfredi excels . . . is in his mastery of detail * Sunday Express *
Stand aside Gladiator, the real classics are coming * Independent *
Manfredi has this genre off to a finely honed art -- Barry Forshaw * Good Book Guide *