Fire from Heaven

Mary Renault (Author)
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Description

Alexander's beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle's tutoring provoked his mind and Homer's Iliad fueled his aspirations. Killing his first man in battle at the age of twelve, he became regent at sixteen and commander of Macedon's cavalry at eighteen, so that by the time his father was murdered, Alexander's skills had grown to match his fiery ambition.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
June 11, 2002
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.18 X 0.83 X 8.04 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375726828
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About the Author

Mary Renault was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written while serving in WWII. After the war, she settled in South Africa and traveled considerably in Africa and Greece. It was at this time that she began writing her brilliant historical reconstructions of ancient Greece, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy. She died in Cape Town in 1983.

Reviews

"Written with her usual vigor and imagination...Mary Renault has a great talent." -The New York Times Book Review