It was a night never to be forgotten. A night that would forever change two lives...and the course of history. For two long years her father's tiny mountain kingdom had withstood the conqueror's sweeping forces, but now the barbarians had stormed the mile-high citadel and the women cowered in fear. All but the one called Little Star. Famed as the most beautiful woman in all Persia, Roxanne had the courage of a fierce warrior and the training of a prince of her people. When she learned that slavery was not to be her lot, but a brilliant political alliance, she vowed to await her bridegroom with her snarling leopard at her side and silken seduction at her ﬁngertips. For she was no plaything, but more than a match for any man, even...Alexander the Great.