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Alexander the Great: A Novel · Ohio University Press / Swallow Press

Home Historical Fiction. The Novels of Alexander the Great. The story tells of his complex relationship with his parents; of his 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. The iconic Persian Boy centers on the Macedon king as seen through the eyes of his lover and most faithful attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. When Bagoas is very young, his father is murdered and he is sold as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, when Alexander conquers the land, he is given Bagoas as a gift, and the boy is besotted.
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Creating a top ten list for books on Alexander the Great is not easy, since few ancient historical figures have been written about as much. Everything from his complex personality and his sexual life to his military and logistical tactics have been analyzed by historians.

Mary Renault's Alexander: history and fiction both

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Those who have already read all three novels in Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy will have to forgive me for pointing out the blindingly obvious: these books are seriously good. As we draw towards the end of the Reading Group month with Mary Renault , and I'm cracking the spine of Funeral Games, and the perspective on Alexander and his legacy broadens and deepens, I feel like I'm just beginning to understand their worth. I'm also beginning to realise what a mistake I made a few years ago when I read Fire From Heaven in isolation. I liked the book well enough then, but didn't properly understand its value - and didn't see how important it was as a bridge to the later instalments in the trilogy. In my partial defence, I should note that Fire From Heaven was then involved in the Lost Booker prize an award given retrospectively to novels from , when the Booker prize skipped a year and had to be judged as a unique work. It was also up against JG Farrell's Troubles , a book so brilliant that anything set against it has to lose some lustre. There's plenty I could say about what makes these books so good.

In her historical fiction novel, Realm , Vesuvian Alexandrea Weis takes us back to the ancient world where men revered their gods, conquerors were kings and the fate of an empire lay on the battlefield. Roxana is a young woman in a conquered territory when Alexander first lays eyes on her. She challenges his marriage proposal, not wanting to relinquish her freedom or become an object of ridicule in a world governed by Greeks, but he fights for her, determined to win her affections. Alexander vows she will always be safe with him and free to be her true self. He promises to show her the world, and Roxana pledges her life to a king. She follows her husband and his best friend and general, Hephaestion, from Persia to India and then Macedon.

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  1. Books shelved as alexander-the-great: Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault, The Persian Boy The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great (Paperback).

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