La Piramide Perduta

Autore: Nacho Ares
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854159069
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EDIZIONE SPECIALE: CONTIENE UN ESTRATTO DEL NUOVO ROMANZO La storia di Tutankhamon nasconde un'altra storia Un grande romanzo storico Una sepoltura maledetta Un segreto custodito per millenni Cosa si nasconde in quella tomba? Antico Egitto, 1326 a.C. Tutankhamon è intenzionato a traslare i resti del padre Akhenaton nella valle dei Re. Accusato di essere un eretico per aver instaurato il culto dell’unico dio Aton, infatti, il defunto faraone era stato prima assassinato e poi seppellito fuori dalla necropoli reale. I sacerdoti, però, cercano di dissuadere in ogni modo il giovane re dal progetto, e alcuni ambiziosi e oscuri personaggi all’interno della corte arrivano persino a minacciarlo di morte. Luxor, 1922. Howard Carter, dopo aver rivelato la scoperta della tomba di Tutankhamon, il faraone bambino, diventa improvvisamente l’archeologo più famoso e invidiato del mondo. Tuttavia, il suo istinto, guidato da una iscrizione su un antichissimo frammento di ceramica, gli suggerisce che la valle dei Re nasconde un’altra importante tomba: un luogo che è stato sigillato con il sangue e forse non dovrebbe essere profanato. Un romanzo sospeso tra due epoche, un emozionante viaggio nell’Egitto dei faraoni condotto dagli uomini che, con tenacia e passione, hanno riportato alla luce i segreti sepolti di una enigmatica e affascinante civiltà. Il mistero di Tutankhamon torna a rivivere «Lo abbiamo visto in televisione, ascoltato alla radio, letto sulla stampa. Ares persegue sempre lo stesso scopo: indagare e divulgare gli enigmi della storia che circondano il mondo dell’Antico Egitto.» Diario de León «L’autore ci porta nei meandri più oscuri di un’antica cultura. Morte, maledizioni ed enigmi in un romanzo nel quale rivivono i fasti dei faraoni e degli uomini che hanno scoperto i segreti più profondi dell’Antico Egitto.» Benito Garrido, culturamas.es «Parte del divertimento del romanzo, che è ben scritto e si legge con grande interesse, è che Ares, autore ben noto per i suoi studi egittologici, utilizza molte informazioni reali per comporre un ottimo pastiche.» El PaísNacho AresNasce a León (Spagna) nel 1970. Dopo essersi laureato in Storia antica all’Università di Valladolid, decide di specializzarsi nella storia dell’antico Egitto. Ha collaborato con le maggiori reti spagnole come Antena 3 e Tele 5 e ha tradotto vari libri. Attualmente è direttore della «Revista de arqueología». È, inoltre, conduttore del programma radiofonico SER Historia e di quello televisivo Cuarto Milenio. Ha pubblicato una dozzina di libri divulgativi sull’antico Egitto, tra cui La piramide perduta, uscito per Newton Compton, cui ha fatto seguito L’impero del faraone.

L Impero Del Faraone

Autore: Nacho Ares
Editore: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854175706
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Leggendario! Un grande romanzo storico Quale segreto si nasconde dietro il ritrovamento del tesoro delle mummie reali? Egitto, fine Ottocento. Émile Brugsch, egittologo tedesco, cerca di scoprire la provenienza di alcuni oggetti di valore che sono apparsi nei negozi di antiquariato di Luxor. Il suo istinto gli dice che dietro quei manufatti, venduti come souvenir ai turisti, potrebbe nascondersi qualcosa di losco. Brugsch si mette allora a indagare e scopre un complesso traffico internazionale di opere d’arte che agisce con la compiacenza delle corrotte istituzioni locali. Eppure chi ha trafugato quei reperti non sa che nelle tombe reali si nascondeva un terribile segreto risalente a migliaia di anni fa, fino all’epoca dei faraoni: un enigma fatto di violenze, tradimenti, sanguinose vendette e tragiche maledizioni... E se una maledizione degli antichi Egizi fosse giunta fino a noi? Nessuno deve profanare il sonno dei faraoni... Hanno scritto di Nacho Ares: «L’autore ci porta nei meandri più oscuri di un’antica cultura. Morte, maledizioni ed enigmi in un romanzo nel quale rivivono i fasti dei faraoni e degli uomini che hanno scoperto i segreti più profondi dell’Antico Egitto.» Benito Garrido, culturamas.es «Parte del divertimento del romanzo, che è ben scritto e si legge con grande interesse, è che Ares, autore ben noto per i suoi studi egittologici, utilizza molte informazioni reali per comporre un ottimo pastiche.» El País Nacho AresNasce a León (Spagna) nel 1970. Dopo essersi laureato in Storia antica all’Università di Valladolid, decide di specializzarsi nella storia dell’antico Egitto. Ha collaborato con le maggiori reti spagnole come Antena 3 e Tele 5 e ha tradotto vari libri. Attualmente è direttore della «Revista de arqueología». È, inoltre, conduttore del programma radiofonico SER Historia e di quello televisivo Cuarto Milenio. Ha pubblicato una dozzina di libri divulgativi sull’antico Egitto, tra cui La piramide perduta, uscito per Newton Compton, cui ha fatto seguito L’impero del faraone.

The Sorcerer Metamorphosis

Autore: Jack Whyte
Editore: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466822236
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Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, Merlyn Britannicus has been driven by one sacred dream--to see Britain united under one just, powerful king. In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, it is time for the Sorcerer to fulfill his promise--to present the battle-proven Arthur as the Riothamus, the High King of Britain. When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king--sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force. The Sorcerer has fulfilled his promise. The King is crowned, Britain is united--and the face of history and legend is forever changed. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Samurai Inheritance

Autore: James Douglas
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448127688
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April 1943 - A Mitsubishi transport plane plunges from the sky over the island of Bougainville. On board is Admiral Isoruku Yamamoto, architect of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In a document case chained to his wrist is the greatest secret of the Second World War - a revelation with the potential to change the world if it is ever revealed. December 2011 - Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair celebrates the return of a Vermeer painting to its rightful owner, and the day turns even better when he’s offered a lucrative commission. Not much can surprise Jamie, but he blinks when mining tycoon Keith Devlin reveals the object he wants him to find. How did the preserved head of a Solomon Island warrior end up in a German museum? And how is he supposed to discover what happened to it in 1945? The search takes Jamie from Berlin to Tokyo and with every turn the significance of the Bougainville skull becomes ever greater. Soon he realizes he’s become involved in something much more important than finding a lost piece of history. Three thousand miles away, the answer lies in airless jungles that have already swallowed up one terrible conflict and are now being torn by a war the world isn’t meant to know about . . .

The Doomsday Testament

Autore: James Douglas
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446437647
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1937, Hitler sent an expedition to Tibet in search of the lost land of Thule. 1941, Heinrich Himmler spent a huge fortune, and sacrificed the lives of hundreds of concentration camp prisoners, to turn Wewelsburg Castle in Germany into a shrine to the SS. Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair thought he knew his grandfather, but when he stumbles upon the old man's lost diary he's astonished to find that the gentle Anglican clergyman was a decorated hero who had served in the Special Air Service in World War Two. And his grandfather has one more surprise for him. Sewn in to the endpaper of the journal is a strange piece of Nazi symbolism. This simple discovery will launch him on a breathless chase across Europe and deep into Germany's dark past. There are some who will kill to find that which is lost, and although he doesn't know it, Saintclair holds the key to its hiding place.

The Isis Covenant

Autore: James Douglas
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1446487601
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AD 64 - Roman centurion Marcus Domitus leads an expedition to find the mythical treasure hidden deep inside Queen Dido's temple. AD 1945 - In the confusion and chaos of a burning Berlin, two high-powered Nazis disappear, and so does a precious object. AD 2009 - Two families are brutally tortured and murdered in Boston and London, the crimes linked by a single name and a shared history. Art recovery specialist Jamie Saintclair receives a call from a Boston detective, asking for his help to investigate a brutal murder. She believes Saintclair might hold the key to solving the crime through his detailed knowledge of specialist Nazi units. But as they delve deeper into the sinister world of the occult, they uncover a dark secret that men have lusted over for more than two millennia. Long ago, in the ancient temple of Isis, something was stolen, and the repercussions have resonated through the centuries. Saintclair must discover the truth before the curse claims more victims, and finally catches up with him.

The Eagles Brood

Autore: Jack Whyte
Editore: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466822074
Grandezza: 17,93 MB
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The Eagles' Brood by Jack Whyte continues the saga of the Colony known as Camulod, and the tale of the descendants of those brave Romans who forged a new way of life for the Celt and Roman peoples when the Roman legions departed Britain. Most know the new leader of the Colony as Merlyn; all call him Commander. Cauis Merlyn Britannicus is responsible for their safety, and all look to him for guidance, leadership, justice, and salvation. It is a harsh life but a good community, and Merlyn is dedicated to spreading the influence of Roman culture beyond the Colony's borders. Uther Pendragon, the man who will father the legendary Arthur, is the cousin Merlyn has known and loved since they were birthed, four hours apart on the same day, the year the legions left Britain. He is the tireless warrior--the red dragon to Merlyn's great silver bear--and between the two of them, the Colony knows few enemies. As different as they can be, they are inseparable: two faces of the same coin. In a world torn apart by warfare and upheaval, each is the other's certainty and guarantee of the survival of the Colony . . . until a vicious crime, one that strikes at the roots of Merlyn's life, drives a wedge between them. A wedge that threatens the fate of a nation . . . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Excalibur Codex

Autore: James Douglas
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448127629
Grandezza: 61,28 MB
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For countless generations the sword had been kept hidden, ready for a time of need. But not hidden well enough, because on one warm July night in1937 it vanished - its disappearance swallowed up in the storm clouds of war that would soon engulf the world. 1941 - twelve SS generals gather at a castle in East Prussia to re-enact an ancient rite and call on the spirits of Europe’s mightiest warriors to aid them in the coming battle in the East. At the heart of the ritual is a pentagram formed by five swords. One of them is Excalibur, the mythical weapon pulled from a stone by King Arthur. 2010 - Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair laughs when he reads the codex to a German war veteran’s will, the strange ritual it describes and the mention of a sword named Excalibur. But collector Adam Steele is convinced - and if Jamie can find the legendary sword, he will pay a small fortune for it. The hunt for Excalibur takes Jamie from Germany to eastern Poland and a deadly encounter in Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair. The castle has been destroyed down to the last stone and the only clue to the sword’s fate is the strange tale of a wartime partisan unit murdered by its own commander. With a team of international assassins on his trail and the distinction between friend and enemy a blur, Jamie finally makes it back to a Britain under siege, where the last piece of the puzzle falls into place and he discovers that the line between obsession and madness is gossamer thin...

The Eyes Of Venice

Autore: Alessandro Barbero
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609458516
Grandezza: 38,83 MB
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Winner of the Alessandro Manzoni Prize for Fiction Venice at the end of the 1500s is an unforgiving city. The Doge rules with an iron fist and the Holy Office harbors suspicions about everything and everyone. Even the walls have eyes. The Republic of Venice watches and listens, then passes judgment swiftly and definitively. In a city where everyone is assumed guilty of something, a young stonemason by the name of Michele has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Afraid for his life, he flees the city aboard a galley carrying gold coin, leaving behind his young wife, Bianca. Banished from his home, Michele embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures as the ship he travels on stops in every port and on every island of the Mediterranean. In order to survive this once naïve and immature boy must fast become a man, one possessed of cunning, courage and fortitude. Bianca remains alone in the cruel and treacherous Venice. She faces challenges that are, if anything, even more difficult than those of Michele, and will encounter all the terrors and mysteries that the labyrinthine city holds in its blind alleys and narrow passageways. And she, like Michele, will discover in herself a tenacious and indestructible will to survive. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Eagle

Autore: Jack Whyte
Editore: Forge Books
ISBN: 146683367X
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Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its glory. Whyte takes us into the minds and lives of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, three astonishing but fallible people who were bound together by honor, loyalty, and love. Three who created the glory that was Britain's shining dream...and, some say, caused its downfall. The Gaulish nobleman Clothar—known in our time as Lancelot—is drawn to the young High King's court by tales of honor and nobility, where he meets a man whose love of law matches his own. More, he finds in Arthur a life-long friend whose dream of uniting the people of Britain in peace Clothar embraces. And Clothar meets Arthur's queen, a wondrous beauty whose passion and ideals match her husband's. Together they work to bring Arthur's dream to life. But dark forces rise in opposition to Arthur's plans for creating this noble island nation and it is hard to tell friend from foe in the swirling chaos that ensues. Many tales have been told of the dream that shined and died. This one will astonish even the most jaded. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.