|Tower, the (1996) [Novel]|
by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
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(From the publisher):
Twenty centuries ago, a ferocious, mysterious force hidden in a solitary tower annihilated a squad of Roman soldiers advancing through the Sahara desert. There was a single survivor: the Etryscan diviner Avile Vipinas, who later described the horror of the creature in the tower, and suggested how this being could be destroyed.
But just what is the dark being that slumbers in the tower? And who are the fierce desert-dwelling Blemmyae observed by ancient travellers: might they truly exist?
To find the tower and solve its unutterable mystery. three men venture into the heart of the Sahara: an archaeologist following the traces of his father, a colonel from the Foreign Legion thirsting for revenge, and a priest who puts his faith to the ultimate test.
Original title: La Torre Della Solitudine
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Wild Frontiers And Exotic Lands