This is my review of the book Alexander – Child of A Dream by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, which I have read recently. This is the first book in a trilogy, which I have been given, so reviews of the other two books will be forthcoming soon, especially if the rain carries on.
This is a story about life and times in Ancient Greece. Alexander is the son of King Philip of Macedon and Queen Olympias. This first book is about his childhood, and young adult years, until he becomes king.
Philip has the nickname of a Barbarian, so he ensures that Alexander has a time of schooling and training under Aristotle. He also has his friends Ptolemy and Hephaiston to help him.
Valaerio has managed to weave a story of adventure and passion, joining together the dots that make up the facts that have been handed down to us through history, making a really good story.
Not giving the game away too much, but Philip has made a long line of enemies, and sadly one of them arranges his assignation. Just who was behind the plot.. Well you will have to read the book for yourself and find out.
The story takes us up to the time when Alexander is king and is just about to start off on a great exhibition/campaign with his army and navy to conquer his neighbours and acquire new lands in doing so building his empire.
The story is a good mixture of action, intrigue and detail making an enjoyable read. I am looking forward to reading book two and so continuing the story. This was book 21 week 15 fiction 19 (audio book 4) non fiction 2
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