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Fire From Heaven

book | Fiction | 1969
UK & Comm → Virago Press
At twenty, when his reign began, Alexander the Great was already a seasoned soldier and a complex, passionate man. Fire From Heaven tells the story of the boy Alexander, and the years that shaped him. Resolute, fearless, and inheriting a striking beauty, Alexander still needed much to make him The Great. He must survive - though with lifelong scars - the dark furies of his Dionysiac mother, who kept him uncertain even of his own paternity; respect his father's talent for war and kingcraft, though sickened by his sexual grossness; and come to terms with his heritage from both.
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This is not just a novel.  It's also the best imagining we are ever likely to have of a man who tore up history...this is wonderful, scholarly, top-flight stuff. Guardian

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