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.

The Missing Head Of Damasceno Monteiro

Autore: Antonio Tabucchi
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811222454
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A literary thriller of heroin rings and headless bodies uncovers social ills and corruption in modern day Portugal, whileas in all of Tabucchi's workblurring genre boundaries. Antonio Tabucchi, Italy's premier writer and a best-selling author throughout Europe, draws together Manolo the gypsy, Firmino, a young tabloid journalist with a weakness for Lukacs and Vittorini, and Don Fernando, an overweight lawyer with a professed resemblance to the actor Charles Laughton, to solve a murder that leads far up and down Portugal's social ladder. As the investigation leads deeper into Portugal's power structure, the novel defies expectations, departing from the formulaic twists of a suspense story to consider the moral weight of power and its abuse.

Veil Of Lies

Autore: Jeri Westerson
Editore: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
ISBN: 1625671431
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Crispin Guest has fallen far from his privileged position as a knight in medieval high society. Accused of treason, abandoned by former friends and allies, he has survived on the gritty streets of London by reinventing himself as “The Tracker”, a private investigator for hire who can locate lost objects or uncover the clandestine lives of people. When the secretive, wealthy merchant Nicholas Walcote hires Guest to investigate his alluring young wife Philippa for adultery, he discovers a seedy underworld of covert dealings and violent men of mystery. Philippa is indeed hiding something and she’s not the only one. Guest soon learns that Walcote is rumored to be in possession of a mystical holy relic so powerful that some would even kill for it. Guest must contend with his nemesis, Sheriff Simon Wynchcombe in the search for answers to the questions surrounding the mysterious Walcotes. With each new day comes another layer of intrigue and Guest quickly becomes entangled in a strange world of superstition, seduction, and murder.

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 Excalibur Codex

Autore: James Douglas
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448127629
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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 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.

Lost In A Pyramid

Autore: Louisa May Alcott
Editore:
ISBN: 605048340X
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Lost in a Pyramid - "Lost in a Pyramid; or, The Mummy's Curse" is a short story written by American author Louisa May Alcott and first published by Frank Leslie in 1869. Despite being largely overlooked throughout the twentieth century, "Lost in a Pyramid" was rediscovered in 1998 and has since become an influential example of early "mummy's curse" narratives. After an expedition to Egypt with his colleague Professor Niles, Paul Forsyth returns to his fiancée Evelyn with a mysterious box of scarlet seeds. He warns her that the story of their origin will haunt her, but her naïve curiosity prevails. Forsyth's tale begins when, despite fatigue and growing wariness, he follows the insatiable Niles deep into the Pyramid of Cheops. The two decide to lay in the sand and rest while Niles's guide, Jumal, seeks another guide to lead Forsyth to safety. Awaking alone, Forsyth plunges further into the labyrinth in search of Niles, who he finds lost and despairing. Niles breaks his leg in a fall, and, fearing for their lives, the two resolve to start a fire in order to signal Jumal. They burn a wooden coffin and unroll the wrappings of the mummified woman inside, where they discover the box of seeds. Despite strong reservations, Forsyth throws the mummy on the fire at Niles's command, before deciphering a piece of parchment which identifies the woman as a powerful sorceress who has vowed to curse anyone who dares disturb her grave. Forsyth keeps the box as a "souvenir" and Jumal rescues the hapless explorers, who have lost consciousness from the fumes. Evelyn asks to plant the seeds, but Forsyth throws them into the fireplace, fearing that they may be cursed or poisonous. He reveals that Niles has had bad luck since his return, but the happy lovers do not think much of it. Three months later, Forsyth remarks to Evelyn on their wedding day that she has grown frail and sickly. She confides that she feels she is dying, but he dismisses her ailment as bridal nerves. He reveals that one seed has escaped the fire after all, and after being sent to Niles, it has bloomed into an unusual white flower. She surprises him by revealing that she has grown her own strange flower in her boudoir, and that she intends to wear it during the wedding, which he cautions against. She appears at the ceremony with renewed vivacity, but later falls into a swoon, revealing the flower pinned to her breast. An urgent letter arrives from a friend of Niles's, bringing news of the professor's death after wearing his own flower, which was later pronounced to be a lethal poison which drains the vitality of the wearer. Evelyn falls into a catatonic state of "death in life," and Forsyth secludes himself to tend to his insensate wife.

Sword Of Rome

Autore: Douglas Jackson
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1448127610
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‘The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.’ Tacitus, The Histories AD 68. The Emperor Nero’s erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead, the city holds its breath and awaits the arrival his successor, Servius Sulpicius Galba, governor of Hispania. The Empire prays for peace, but it prays in vain. Galba promises stability and prosperity, but his rule begins with a massacre and ends only months later in chaos and carnage. This will become known as the Year of the Four Emperors, a time of civil war which will tear Rome apart and test Valerius’s skills and loyalties to their very limit. Fortunate to survive Galba’s fall, Valerius is sent on a mission by Rome’s new Emperor, Otho, to his old friend Vitellius, commander of the armies of the north. Vitellius’s legions are on the march, and only Valerius can persuade him to halt them before the inevitable confrontation. In an epic adventure that will take him the length and breadth of a divided land, the one-armed Roman fights to stay alive and stave off a bloodbath as he is stalked by the most implacable enemy he has ever faced.

The Templar S Quest

Autore: C.M. Palov
Editore: Michael Joseph
ISBN: 9780141048994
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The Montségur Medallion points the way to the most coveted relic, the Holy Grail. In the wrong hands it could destroy civilisation.Finn McGuire finds himself framed for a string of murders moments after he uncovers the legendary Medallion in an ancient Syrian chapel. The culprits are a group of Nazi SS descendents known as The Seven who will stop at nothing to possess the pendant . . . and the Holy Grail. Their wish? To resurrect the Third Reich.Former MI5 operative Caedmon Aisquith is an expert in the Knights Templar and the Grail; he knows the Seven can only desire it for evil and when Finn approaches him, the two join forces in a quest to find the deadly relic and halt the bloodshed. Their race takes them from the Louvre to a medieval citadel in the Pyrenees. But the stakes are high for the fate of mankind hangs in the balance if they fail.

From Atlantis To The Sphinx

Autore: Colin Wilson
Editore: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578633067
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In this compelling book, Colin Wilson argues that thousands of years before ancient Egypt and Greece held sway, there was a great civilization whose ships traveled the world from China to Antarctica. Their advanced knowledge of science, mathematics, and astronomy was passed on to descendants who escaped to Egypt and South America. From Atlantis to the Sphinx bases this assertion on a true fact: that archaeologists and geologists are at odds over the age of the Sphinx. Archaeologists claim that the Sphinx dates to classical dynastic Egypt, around 2,400 b.c. But some geologists claim that it could have been built as early as 7,000 to 10,500 b.c. The geologists' claim is based on the curious fact that the erosion of the Sphinx is more characteristic of water erosion than that of wind and sand. Starting from the assumption that there was an advanced civilization in existence much earlier than previously thought, Wilson goes on to claim that it could very well be Atlantis--not a literal island that sank, but more of a great civilization that either declined naturally or experienced a great catastrophe, passing on only a fraction of its knowledge to other peoples. From Atlantis to the Sphinx delves into what might have been a completely different knowledge system from that of modern man--one as alien to us as that of the Martians. The book sets out to reconstruct that ancient knowledge in a fascinating exploration of the remote depths of history, a ground-breaking attempt to understand how these long-forgotten peoples thought, felt, and communicated with the universe.