The Conqueror's Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great
A Greece, Historical, Cultural book. Another winner from Thornton! Not many authors can bring the ancient world and obscure historical figures to life...
We are the women who loved Alexander the Great. We were lovers and murderers, innocents and soldiers.And without us, Alexander would have been only a man.Instead he was a god.330s, B.C.E., Greece: Alexander, a handsome young warrior of Macedon, begins his quest to conquer the ancient world. But he cannot ascend to power, and keep it, without the women who help to shape his destiny.His spirited younger half-sister, Thessalonike, yearns to join her brother and see the world. Instead, it is Alexander's boyhood companion who rides with him into war while Thessalonike remains behind. Far away, crafty princess Drypetis will not stand idly by as Alexander topples her father from Persia's throne. And after Alexander conquers her tiny kingdom, Roxana, the beautiful and cunning daughter of a minor noble, wins Alexander’s heart…and will commit any crime to secure her place at his side.Within a few short years, Alexander controls an empire more vast than the civilized world has ever known. But his victories are tarnished by losses on the battlefield and treachery among his inner circle. And long after Alexander is gone, the women who are his champions, wives, and enemies will fight to claim his legacy…
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Brilliant! This novel was both educational and highly entertaining. Stephanie Thorton creates truely masterfully constructed novels. Her characters come to life through her writing. I love that she writes about lesser known historical figures and gives the them the attention they deserve. If you are a fan of this genre and have not... Orinally posted on: http://www.peekingbetweenthepages.com...If I could describe Stephanie Thorntons latest novel The Conquerors Wife in one word it would be Wow! Ive read all but one of her books (which I will soon remedy) and this one is my favorite. Despite being almost 500 pages once I began reading I fell head long into an ancient... Another winner from Thornton! Not many authors can bring the ancient world and obscure historical figures to life quite like Thornton. Every one of her books transports me away to a different world, a different life. This one is no different.Who hasnt heard of Alexander the Great? His name is known in all corners of the world and probably...