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by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

eBook The Ancient Curse ePub
Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Language: English
ISBN: 1552788733
ISBN13: 978-1552788738
Publisher: McArthur & Company (2010)
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 614
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ePub file: 1517 kb
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Translated from the Italian by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi. The oldest part was of stone, covered with ancient handmade roof tiles lichen-stained yellow and green on the north side, while the newer part was in brick.

Translated from the Italian by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi. There was a pretty courtyard at the back, a tool shed and a hayloft. The land to the south hosted a dozen rows of big gnarled olive trees laden with fruit, as well as low vines still hanging with clusters of violet grapes and leaves that had started to turn bright red.

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.

Manfredi Valerio Massimo

Manfredi Valerio Massimo. Translated from the Italian by Christine Feddersen-Manfredi.

Valerio Massimo Manfredi is an archaeologist and scholar of the ancient Greek and Roman world. Almost like it was written by someone else - not vintage Manfredi at all, except the final third or so of the book, when it regains his old magic touch. But, an interesting read nevertheless. He is the author of 16 novels, which have won him literary awards and have sold 12 million copies. I still will never miss out on any new Manfredis!

Valerio Massimo Manfredi. Remember? If you don’t find the animal I’ll have more maimed bodies on my autopsy table.

Valerio Massimo Manfredi. I have no doubts about that,’ answered La Bella, ‘although that statement cannot be made with absolute certainty. Would you care to take a look yourself?’He got up and walked towards the cooler. Reggiani wanted to say no, he would not care to take a look, but he obediently followed the doctor. FB2 PDF MOBI TXT RTF. Converted file can differ from the original. If possible, download the file in its original format.

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From the international bestseller Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Wolves of Rome is a historical . Valerio Massimo Manfredi. The first title in an international blockbuster trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in ancient Greece

From the international bestseller Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Wolves of Rome is a historical thriller about two brothers and the betrayal of Teutoburg Forest that devastated the Roman Empire. Divided by an empire. The first title in an international blockbuster trilogy of brutal passion and grand adventure in ancient Greece. This is the story of a boy, born to a great king - Philip of Macedon - and his sensuous queen, Olympias.

Bludsong
Interesting premise--the robbing of ancient Etruscan graves kicks off a series of violent murders in the city of Volterra (Tuscany). An visiting archeologist researching a particular Giacometti-like Etruscan statue of a young boy is drawn into the graves and murder mystery. The tie-in between Etruscan history, ancient art and modern archeological research grabbed my attention; and the author's reputation and an earlier book, "A Winter's Night" led me to this novel.

"...Curse" certainly has some good writing and interesting moments, but I had some problems accepting a major genre jump that is required of the reader. If I say more about the problem, I will be getting into spoiler territory, so let me conclude by advising the prospective reader to buy this book if you don't mind a story that wanders a bit from factual history in the direction of fantasy/horror.
Agalen
The author is, i believe a historian or archaeologist. The storyline is well written, the characters displayed nicely. I would bet, that all the historic references are correct and not just included to make a story better. This was a book that was very interesting and captivated me from the first to the last page. I am looking for more books to read from this author on my Kindle.
Rrd
Almost like it was written by someone else - not vintage Manfredi at all, except the final third or so of the book, when it regains his old magic touch. But, an interesting read nevertheless. I still will never miss out on any new Manfredis!
Kajishakar
Good book
Giamah
Like always, Manfredi has a way in expression with words in his books that makes the story even better and making sure the reader can fully understand what is happening.
Oparae
Good book and y e s buy judy the hunder and try again later this week in winter and b
Snowseeker
The lovely Tuscan city of Volterra and the ancient Etruscan culture that underlies and surrounds it are the setting for this very good mystery novel and if either of these interest you, you will most likely enjoy this tale of vengeance and blood twenty-four centuries after the fact.

Although I didn't really get a sense of the city I lived in a few years ago, the descriptions of the Etruscan tombs and statuary (see the Villa Julia Museum in Rome) are factual and motivating. I'm sure, however, that modern Etruscologists would be tearing their hair out at the speed with which the ancient message at the heart of the story was deciphered...

The story itself is a good one, combining elements of horror, mystery and the eternal struggle between good and evil. I listened to the audiobook version, and can recommend it as well read and entertaining.
Reminiscent of Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, this novel was an entertaining read although the plot and characters at times unrealistic. Notwithstanding, the Etruscan historical material combined with a modern rural Tuscany was an interesting combination. Late at night, Fabrizio Castellani a young archaelogist researching an ancient Etruscan statue hears a fearful howl. What follows is a number of gruesome murders where Fabrizio together with the Police Lieutenant Marcello Reggiani and two women, Sonia and Francesca follow the trail to solve the identity of the mysterious killer. A good summer read if at times far fetched.
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