aMary 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.aaHilary Mantel Alexander the Great stands alone as a leader and strategist, and Fire from Heaven is Mary Renaultas unsurpassed dramatization of the formative years of his life. His parents fight for their precocious sonas love: On one side, his volatile father, Philip, and on the other, his overbearing mother, Olympias. The story tells of the conqueroras two great bondsato his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistionaand 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 colorsaas the man who first takes someoneas life at age twelve and who swiftly eliminates his rivals as soon as he comes to poweraand 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.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.
|Title||:||Fire from Heaven|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2013-09-10|