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Colossus: A Novel

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A sweeping tale of courage, honor, and betrayal in the army of Alexander the Great

Babylon, 323 BC. Alexander the Great has survived every effort to kill him. Restless, ruthless, he wonders which world to conquer next. He has a powerful new weapon―the war elephants he brought back from India. He also has a conquest in mind―the fabulous empire of Carthage.
As Alexander plots, a war elephant named Colossus violently lashes out against the soldiers who are tormenting him, and only one trainer has the courage to calm the massive beast. When Alexander notices the young man's bravery, Gajendra begins a meteoric climb through the ranks of the Macedonian army, protected by the fierce but devoted Colossus.

As captain of the elephants, Gajendra is deeply loyal to Alexander, the great General who plucked him from obscurity. But as he sees how luxury and power have corrupted his champion, he faces a terrible choice: Just as Gajendra glimpses the ultimate prize, he realizes that in order to become the heir to Alexander's throne and gain all he's dreamed of, he must betray everything he loves...
Colin Falconer's Colossus is an epic tale of immense evil, pitiless gods and burning cities, of dwarves, priestesses and kings, and of the profound friendship between animal and master. It is the story of two men―one with boundless ambition, and one who reaches for undreamed-of power, all set against the warp of history as Alexander's army approaches the gates of Rome.

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COLIN FALCONER is an International Bestselling Author. His fiction comes from dedicated research and what he calls a quest for Hemingway's ghost: characters with a passion for life, for love and the courage to face down their demons. He was born in London and has worked as a journalist and as a scriptwriter in radio and television. He currently lives in Barcelona.

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“A helluva great read! Alexander Cole has unleashed all the gods of war in this thrilling adventure! . . . A young captain of elephants who seeks heroism at all costs, and discovers the face of pure evil staring back through the flames of vanquished citadels. Part romance, part orgy of violence, the author skillfully brings to life a vibrant and exotic historical period. I can't wait for the sequel.” ―Noble Smith, author of SPARTANS AT THE GATES

“A fantastic read.” ―Wilbur Smith

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