The ultimate historical adventure novel: the life of Alexander the Great in a single, epic volume.
To many he was a god. To others he was a monster. The truth is even more extraordinary.
As a boy, Alexander dreamed of matching the heroic feats of Achilles. At eighteen he led the Macedonian cavalry to a stunning victory against the Greeks. By twenty-five he had crushed the Persians in three monumental battles and was the master of the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Men began to call him a god. But behind the legend was another, more complex story.
Narrated by his boyhood friend Ptolemy, this is the story of Alexander as you have never heard it before: raw, intimate, thrilling - a story of extraordinary daring and unimaginable endurance; of wanton destruction and murderous intrigue - the epic tragedy of a man who aimed to be more than human.
Good read. Different perspective.
I am biased I suppose. But the book makes me think of Alexander as a man, and not an idea. I suspect the truth is somewhere in between, but the book itself does what it’s supposed to do and kept me reading. Good story.