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  • ISBN 1405040904
  • ISBN13 978-1405040907
  • Language English
  • Author VALERIO MASSIMO MANFREDI
  • Publisher Macmillan (2004)
  • Pages 288
  • Formats lit mbr azw lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1577 kb
  • Size Fb2 1129 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 981

Another grandiose and brutal epic of the ancient world from the bestselling author of the Alexander trilogy, Spartan and The Last Legion A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought. The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible. The Talisman of Troy recreates the emotions of an epic age, at once grandiose and brutal. It breathes life into that tormented time when these ancient, mysterious peoples were first settling the land of ice and fire which over the centuries would become their home and the centre of a world destined to last for millennia.

Valerio Massimo Manfredi (born 8 March 1942) is an Italian historian, writer, essayist, archaeologist and journalist

Valerio Massimo Manfredi (born 8 March 1942) is an Italian historian, writer, essayist, archaeologist and journalist. He was born in Piumazzo di Castelfranco Emilia province of Modena and, after getting a degree in Classical Arts at the University of Bologna, he became an archaeologist at the Catholic University of Milan, specialising in the topography of the Ancient World.

Valerio massimo manfredi. Translated from the Italian by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi. The first of the Achaean leaders to pay for the excesses committed on that cursed night of the fall of Troy was Ajax Oileus. His ship was taken by a storm, run aground on the Ghire& cliffs and rent in two. His comrades were immediately engulfed by the waves of the storming sea, but Ajax himself was a formidable swimmer.

The Talisman of Troy book. Having enjoyed many other Manfredi books and Greek mythology Manfredi setting one of his books around the Trojan war should have been a slam dunk for 5 starts. Yet the book labours, doesn’t feel cohesive and failed to deliver either excitement or spectacle.

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi. When he came upon a village, he would remain and work there for some time, in exchange for food and shelter

Valerio Massimo Manfredi. When he came upon a village, he would remain and work there for some time, in exchange for food and shelter. ed that the choice was no longer his to make. The people whom he lived with had come to consider him their property and intended to keep him as a slave. His sword was taken from him, and an iron collar was put round his neck, with a ring they used to chain him up at night.

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Valerio Massimo Manfredi is an archaeologist and scholar of the ancient Greek and Roman world. He is the author of sixteen novels, which have won him literary awards and have sold 12 million copies

Valerio Massimo Manfredi is an archaeologist and scholar of the ancient Greek and Roman world. He is the author of sixteen novels, which have won him literary awards and have sold 12 million copies. His novel The Last Legion was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley. He has also written screenplays for film and television, contributed to journalistic articles and conducted cultural programmes and television documentaries.

Formerly published as Talisman of Troy, this novel has been retitled. Books related to Heroes (formerly Talisman of Troy).

Talk about THE TALISMAN OF TROY: A NOVEL


porosh
Although writing this review's title (add hackneyed writing/translation), I should admit that I'm into the last chapter or two. Somehow I've managed to get this far before tossing it. That's probably because my curiosity has struggled past mind-numbing boredom to read Manfredi's explanations for some historical mysteries/rumors e.g. the Two Helens. He haphazardly and awkwardly drops them in here or there in his narrative. Kind of a historical "Say...whatever happened to....". It's rather disjointed, like much of the plot. Generally, the writing is pedestrian, uninspiring, unimaginative and amateurish. Character development is shallow and uninteresting. While his knowledge and research seem excellent, it doesn't seem enough to sprinkle these obscure titillations into what seems to be a computer-driven narrative. I'll try to finish this book, but I swear I'll toss it into the waste basket, unfinished, if I once more hear Diomedes cry "ARGOS!" as he pillages another quasi-historical tribe in pre-Roman Italy.
Morlurne
I've found the author's other books quite entertaining, but this one is truly excellent. It reads almost like another "Odyssey" set in the real world, a tale of the last of the heroes from the age of myth on a dark, epic voyage. Manfredi uses easily accessible prose to express a timelessly classic storytelling style that perfectly fits the subject matter and imbues it with a sense of tragedy. There is an all-pervading sense of pathos as the protagonists travel across the landscape of a dying once-wonderous age. A familiarity with the the greek myths would help to appreciate the story, but isn't required. If you love reading about the Odyssey and the Argonautika, you'll enjoy this one. To date, it is my favorite of Manfredi's novels.
Anarahuginn
loved this one it is about the victors of the Trojan war and their fates
Brightcaster
Another grandiose and brutal epic of the ancient world from the bestselling author of the Alexander trilogy, Spartan and The Last Legion
A castaway tossed onto a deserted beach is the last survivor of a world that no longer exists. He has a terrible, fascinating story to tell - the true reason for which the Trojan War was fought... The protagonist of this tale is Diomedes, the last of the great ancient Greek Homeric heroes, who seeks to return to his beloved homeland after years of war against Troy. But destiny has other plans for him. Betrayed by his wife, who plots to murder him and persecuted by hostile gods, he has no choice but to turn his sails west, towards Hesperia, the mysterious mist-shrouded land that will one day be called Italy. He ventures boldly into this new world, for he carries with him the magic Talisman of Troy, a mysterious, powerful idol that can make the nation that possesses it invincible... The Talisman of Troy recreates the emotions of an epic age, at once grandiose and brutal. It breathes life into that tormented time when these ancient, mysterious peoples were first settling the land of ice and fire which over the centuries would become their home and the centre of a world destined to last for millennia.
EXIBUZYW
It started pretty well. As the author says at the end of the book, he aims to connect several existing historical sources and fill the voids. He doesn't strive for literary rapture, and you're not gonna find it.

The historical facts are amazing: how the Greeks think, how they justify their actions, the descriptions and the landscapes really get you. Even the character development is very good, they're all very well rounded and you strive to memorize each and every name no matter how difficult.

The storytelling feels mechanical, because it only aims to connect existing myths and stories. The ending is catastrophic, like a bad relationship breakup, it makes you forget the good moments and you feel everything was a waste of time. It's as if Star Wars consisted only of the Phantom Menace: you want to remember only the lightsaber duels but Jar-Jar will always be imprinted on your memory.

Diomedes is my favorite character in the Illiad, so it's particularly heartbreaking for me. </3
Nahn
If someone had've suggested to me, before reading this book, that an author could come along and successfully marry Homeric poetic style and atmosphere with modern ancient historial fiction, I would've been sceptical. But this book does it. A simply fantastic yarn that manages to cross a boundery into inspiring literature. Although I get the point of a previous reviewer regarding a pre-knowledge of Homer, I'm not sure it is a must. I think it serticaly adds to the expereince, but I'm pretty sure this book would stand alone.

The Manfredi/Manfredi author/translator combination is also worth pointing out: the translations of his older works have never been as strong. If you are reading Manfredi in English, check that the translator is Christine Manfredi.