By Mary Renault
Alexander the nice stands by myself as a pace-setter and strategist, and Fire from Heaven is Mary Renault’s unsurpassed dramatization of the youth of his lifestyles. His mom and dad struggle for his or her precocious son’s love: On one facet, his unstable father, Philip, and at the different, his overbearing mom, Olympias. the tale tells of the conqueror’s nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest good friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions while he's slightly an adult.
Coming of age throughout the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the good appears to be like in all of his colors—as the fellow who first takes someone’s lifestyles at age twelve and who rapidly gets rid of his opponents once he involves power—and emerges as a charming, advanced, larger-than-life figure.
Fire from Heaven is the 1st quantity of the Novels of Alexander the nice trilogy, which keeps with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games.
This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the author.
“Mary Renault is a shining mild to either old novelists and their readers. She doesn't fake the previous is just like the current, or that the folks of old Greece have been similar to us. She indicates us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, demanding our values, piquing our interest, she leads us via an alien panorama that strikes and delights us.” —Hilary Mantel
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