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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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"A fantastic read." - Wilbur Smith


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Used availability for Colin Falconer's Colossus

Hardback Editions

May 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Colossus: A Novel
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-250-05083-9 / 978-1-250-05083-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Colossus: A Novel
Author(s): Colin Falconer
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


May 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Colossus: A Novel
Author(s): Colin Falconer
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Colossus
Author(s): Colin Falconer
ISBN: 1-4906-8332-1 / 978-1-4906-8332-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon