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The history of the Wars of Alexander is difficult enough without my altering it. In addition, as you write about a period you love (and I. .Together, the King of Aegypt and the adolescent boy walked out of the great hall of the palace. A dozen bodyguards fell in behind them.

The history of the Wars of Alexander is difficult enough without my altering it. In addition, as you write about a period you love (and I have fallen pretty hard for this one). Leon and Gabias came with them, bringing up the rear of a fast-moving column that crossed the palace in deserted corridors or past scurrying slaves.

Which occasioned the first time that Alexander himself altered the Military Journal. Alexander wanted to pursue Bessus immediately

Which occasioned the first time that Alexander himself altered the Military Journal. Alexander wanted to pursue Bessus immediately. y, because we immediately inherited most of his loyalists, by the law of ‘The enemy of my enemy is my friend’ that rules all civil conflict, all stasis – despite our success, our army, such as it was, was wrecked. The Hetaeroi were mostly dismounted, or their horses were ruined by the pursuit.

The history of the Wars of Alexander is difficult enough without my altering i. In addition, as you write about a period you love (and I have fallen pretty hard for this one) you learn more. Once I learn more, words may change or change their usage. Be wary of reading a campaign history or an Osprey book and assuming from the confident prose that we know. We stumble around in the dark and make guesses. War and military matters are cultural artefacts, just like religion and philosophy and fashion, and to try to take them out of context is impossible. Hoplites didn’t carry the aspis because it was the ideal technology for the phalanx.

The story of how Alexander the Great conquered the world – first crushing Greek resistance to Macedonian rule, then destroying the Persian Empire in three monumental battles, before marching into the unknown and final victory in India – is a truly epic tale that has mesmerised countless.

The story of how Alexander the Great conquered the world – first crushing Greek resistance to Macedonian rule, then destroying the Persian Empire in three monumental battles, before marching into the unknown and final victory in India – is a truly epic tale that has mesmerised countless generations of listeners. He crammed more adventure into his thirty-three years than any other human being before or since, and now for the first time a novelist will tell the tale in a single suitably epic volume

The God of War portrays a realistic and believable picture of Alexander

The God of War portrays a realistic and believable picture of Alexander.

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The life of Alexander the Great, in all the many different interpretations offered by different writers and historians, has been a topic of intense fascination for me for a long time

The life of Alexander the Great, in all the many different interpretations offered by different writers and historians, has been a topic of intense fascination for me for a long time. This novel was engaging, brilliantly written and absolutely epic - a great piece of historical fiction that I surely haven't read for the last time.

Book Format: Choose an option. 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. 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. Orion Publishing Group.

Читать бесплатно God of War -The Story of Alexander the Great Christian Cameron. Текст этой книги доступен онлайн: ng, and I was damned if I was going to allow Cleitus to lose his position in the army. But I couldn’t get anyone to help me and I couldn’t shut him up – a problem I’d had since childhood, to be frank.

  • This is an interesting look at the brief but busy life of Alexander the Great, an intriguing historical person. I admired him for the massive collections of writings and art he collected in an effort to preserve them. Sadly, future popes and warrior kings would destroy them. There was so much advanced ancient knowlegde lost to us, some of it referenced by writers of the time, but little of the actual writings and art left for us to study. This book is ponderously slow like a text book. It delves into the details of life and the politics and cultures of Alexander's time. It's worth reading to understand the man better. Just don't expect to learn anything breath-takingly new or exciting.

  • A truly outstanding piece of historical fiction which approaches the well known story of Alexander the Great from the interesting perspective of one of his top generals - Ptolemy who grew up with him. This is no starry eyed portrayal of Alexander but gives a well throught through perspective on the development of Alexander from his childhood, his early days as a general and his growing conviction that he is a god with the often devestating consequences for the people he conquered and for his own army. It is well written and all the famous stories about his life are included albeit told from Ptolemy's perspective.This approach works very well as it gives Christian Cameron the opportunity to give an account of Alexander's life from the perspective of a close friend who gradually becomes disallusioned with Alexander's distancing himself from his Macedonian origins but remains loyal despite this. The battle scenes and political intrigues are gripping. He also provides a very interesting historical note at the end which sets out clearly how he approached the book and the reason why he portrays Alexander in the way he does. This is a long book but well worth the investment in time. I will certainly be reading his other books. Highly recommended.

  • This is the first novel I have read by Christian Cameron. Although I do not know a great deal about Alexander and his campaigns, I am interested in historical fiction and non-fiction and Alexander is one of those figures who is still immediately recognizable the world over.

    Years ago, I read Mary Renault's trilogy about Alexander and remember enjoying it but not being particularly overwhelmed; mostly because in those novels, the military aspect, although mentioned, was mostly glossed over. This is certainly not the case in Mr. Cameron's novel.

    A book like this depends on two interrelated aspects: one is readability. The book has this in spades. It may be nearly 800 pages long but it does not feel like it. The pages just keep turning. The other aspect is historical accuracy. I am personally not qualified to judge this; the history certainly reads as if it is authentic to me. Other reviews suggest that the author has done remarkably well in putting together a very well researched and historically accurate account.

    The author clearly postulates that Alexander was shaped from his earliest age by battle; first by hearing about it from Philip of Macedon as a child, then engaging in it during the Greek campaigns as a teenager and finally as the Conqueror in Asia when he realised his ambition to "live forever". His life was one long battle; upon winning one, he would sometimes rest but that was just to recover and plan for the next conflict. Therefore, the description of the various battles is painstaking; their significance and the genius of Alexander as a general is emphasized and explained in a manner which is very accessible to the interested layman.

    The author cleverly tells the story through the eyes of Ptolemy, son of Lagus who ultimately became Ptolemy, King of Aegypt. One of Alexander's inner circle, one of his chosen bodyguards and advisors as well as being a gifted military commander himself, Ptolemy is often portrayed as the most important of the Successor Kings and also someone who "lived forever".

    So, to sum up, do not be put off by the size of the book. The narrative will suck you in and you will wonder where the pages went. This is a fast paced, wonderfully readable novel of one of the few truly universally acclaimed military geniuses in history whose battles are studied to this day.

  • This is the latest in a long line of Cameron books I've read ever since discovering him in Toronto's Bakka bookstore. He puts the flesh on the bones of ancient people in just the right way for me. Characters are brought to life and the battle scenes are incomparable. Alexander should be read by all high school students for the foreword if for nothing else - Cameron makes some critical points there that we would all do well to understand. Also he takes the trouble to bring us interesting female lead characters, which must be difficult. I'm not really into the questions about whether the interpretation is correct or not - I like a good action story and good characters. The characterizations are complex and believable. Ancient people are like us, but then again they are not. Their culture and outlook are different. Cameron conveys those differences, and that is what a good writer should do.

  • Mr. Cameron is an excellent writer. He "does his homework" and never regurgitates what we have taken for granted about a character. I find that I have to ration my reading when it is one of his books, or I will be up all night! This is the Alexander they were trying to express in the Colin Farrell movie: layered, complex, charismatic and terrifying. Please read this book (and any of his others, for that matter!)..........