Books Eighteen and Nineteen,2013

This past few weeks I read two amazing books, mind you that I’m not that into science fiction I’m more of a fantasy guy. That been said I think that one of the books I read is probably the greatest science fiction novel I have read.

To start of  I read the Second book of the trilogy, written by the Italian writer and archaeologist Valerio Massimo Manfredi about  the enigmatic Macedonian king, Alexander the Great.

This book chronicles the quest  of Alexander to conquest Asia.  As he marches on he recovers some Greek cities that had fallen into the hands of the Persians  His journey takes him south until he reaches the Libyan desert were he  founds himself in the ancient enigmatic land of Egypt, there he decides to build the greatest city the world has ever seen, Alexandria.

He also encounters who is perhaps is greatest enemy and the only one that could challenge is march down Asian territories, Memnon of Rhodes, the Greek mercenary commander of King Darius III army. Alexander himself call him the only worthy enemy he has encounter .

In all this is a very entertain book that introduces us to one of the greatest man to ever walk this earth.

The second book was Orson Scott Card’s behemoth of a book.

Ender’s  Game follows little Andrew ” Ender”  Wiggin, the boy genius who is the only hope for our planet to defeat the ever present “buggers” threat, an insectoid-like creatures that have tried to invade earth on a couple of occasions.

The novel follows Ender training in battle and commander school and you witness how his military genius blossoms at a very tender age.

With a tremendous pace and several plot twist this is a book that I think will be revisited several time in the coming years.

So that’s 9,723 pages down, 40,019 pages to go.

Total Pages 121.303 pages .

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