The Alexander the Great Trilogy by Valerio Massimo Manfredi are classic novels based on the tales of Alexander the Great, during the time period of 300-400BC. Valerio Massimo Manfredi focuses on Alexander's expedition and conquering of Asia. The first book shows Alexander's early years, and growing up to be the successor he becomes.
"They passed the Gates of Thermopylae the following day and Alexander stopped to visit the tombs of the Spartan soldiers who had fallen one hundred and forty years previously during their battle with the Persian invaders. He read the simple inscription in Laconian dialect that commemorated their ultimate sacrifice and he stood in silence listening to the wind blowing in from the sea.
How ephemeral is the destiny of man!’ he exclaimed. ‘All that is left of the thunder of a momentous clash which shook the whole world and an act of heroism worthy of Homer’s verses are these few lines. All is quiet now."
This is definite a great classic novel to get into. The whole trilogy gives off an utmost adventerous vibe and you get hooked onto it since the start. Once you follow Alexander through his life and adventures, you truely start feeling the true emotions the author gives off. This classic novel is, and has been, one of my favourites for a long time, and I recommend you all to read it.