In the summer of 336 B.C. Philip of Macedon is about to celebrate his glorious reign. He has waded through a sea of blood to become master of Greece. Philip, however, has troubles at home. He has divorced and rejected his first wife, the witch queen Olympias, while her son Alexander is the subject of a whispering campaign that he is not Philip's true heir. Philip, intent on his moment of glory, has summoned all of Greece to the great celebrations in the old capital of Aegae and is murdered at his crowning height by Pausanias, the young captain of his guard. As the Macedonian court sinks into chaos and bloodshed, Alexander must fight for his rights against intrigue and treachery at home and abroad. In order to prove his own innocence, he also has to find out who was really responsible for Philip's death and why. Was Pausanias a lone assassin or acting on behalf of others?--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.