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Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great series Book 1)

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New York Times Bestseller and Man Booker Prize Finalist: A novel of ancient Greece by the author Hilary Mantel calls "a shining light."

Alexander the Great stands alone as a leader and strategist, and Fire from Heaven is Mary Renault's unsurpassed dramatization of the formative years of his life. His parents fight for their precocious son's love: On one side, his volatile father, Philip, and on the other, his overbearing mother, Olympias. The story tells of the conqueror's two great bonds -- to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion -- and of the army he commands when he is barely an adult.

Coming of age during the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the Great appears in all of his colors -- as the man who first takes someone's life at age twelve and who swiftly eliminates his rivals as soon as he comes to power -- and emerges as a captivating, complex, larger-than-life figure.

Fire from Heaven is the first volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which continues with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.

"Mary Renault is a shining light to both historical novelists and their readers. She does not pretend the past is like the present, or that the people of ancient Greece were just like us. She shows us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, challenging our values, piquing our curiosity, she leads us through an alien landscape that moves and delights us." -- Hilary Mantel

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  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Print Length: 384 Pages
  • File Size: 4,190 KB

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