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Wikipedia article

'Quest for a Throne' (original title: 'Alla conquista di un impero') is an exotic adventure novel written by Italian author Emilio Salgari, published in 1907. It features his most famous character, Sandokan.

Plot introduction

Sandokan and Yanez De Gomera travel to Assam to restore Surama to the throne of her ancestors. Aided by Tremal-Naik, Kammamuri and the Tigers of Mompracem, the Portuguese devises an ingenious plan to take the capital. However, all does not go as easily as planned for an expected adversary thwarts their every move: Teotokris, the rajahs favourite courtier, and a deadlier foe than any they have faced before.


Emilio Salgari was an avid researcher and spent months reading and researching his exotic tales. The sources he used to pen this adventure include 'India and its Native Princes. Travels in Central India and in the Presidencies of Bombay and Bengal' by Louis Rousselet, and 'Hindu Manners, Customs and Ceremonies' by the Abbe Jean-Antoine Dubois.

See also

'Novels in the Sandokan Series:'

*'The Mystery of the Black Jungle'

*'The Tigers of Mompracem'

*'The Pirates of Malaysia'

*'The Two Tigers'

*'The King of the Sea'

'Novels in The Black Corsair series '

*'The Black Corsair'

*'The Queen of the Caribbean'

*'Son of the Red Corsair'

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