Quest for a Throne

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.

Quest for a Throne
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First English Cover
AuthorEmilio Salgari
Original titleAlla conquista di un impero
TranslatorNico Lorenzutti
LanguageEnglish (Italian original)
SeriesThe Sandokan series
GenreAdventure fiction
Young adult literature
PublisherROH Press (first English translation)
Donath (first Italian publisher)
Publication date
  • English 2015
  • Italian 1907
Media typePaperback, Ebook
Preceded byThe King of the Sea 
Followed bySandokan to the Rescue 

Plot introductionEdit

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 rajah’s 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 alsoEdit

Novels in the Sandokan Series:

Novels in The Black Corsair series

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