Alexander by Christian Cameron

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...by trying to capture impressions of Alexander at different stages of his life, Cameron's depiction is not cohesive. Alexander is never a real figure in the book.
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The ultimate historical adventure novel: the life of Alexander the Great in a single, epic volume.

To many he was a god. To others he was a monster. The truth is even more extraordinary.

As a boy, Alexander dreamed of matching the heroic feats of Achilles. At eighteen he led the Macedonian cavalry to a stunning victory against the Greeks. By twenty-five he had crushed the Persians in three monumental battles and was the master of the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Men began to call him a god. But behind the legend was another, more complex story.

Narrated by his boyhood friend Ptolemy, this is the story of Alexander as you have never heard it before: raw, intimate, thrilling - a story of extraordinary daring and unimaginable endurance; of wanton destruction and murderous intrigue - the epic tragedy of a man who aimed to be more than human.

 

About Christian Cameron

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Christian Cameron is a writer and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer. He lives in Toronto where he is currently writing the next novel in the Tyrant series while working on a Masters in Classics.
 
Published February 21, 2013 by Orion. 793 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, War, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Michael Matheson on Apr 16 2012

...by trying to capture impressions of Alexander at different stages of his life, Cameron's depiction is not cohesive. Alexander is never a real figure in the book.

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