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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read, 1 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: Scythian Trilogy Book 2: The Golden King (Kindle Edition)
I thought it was a good read and went through the three books quite quickly. Of course, for me the ultimate Alexander books are those by Mary Renault and I don't think they have ever been equalled, but this trilogy was an interesting slant on that period. I'm not quite sure about trying to put the blame for Alexander's death on a Roman though! Interesting idea.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2013 12:56:26 BDT
I completely agree. I grew up on Mary Renault and her books on Alexander cannot be equalled. That is why I wrote about someone on the periphery of the Macedonian court. I did not want to compete with MR. As for the Roman - well, we know Roman emissaries were in Babylon, and Alexander was looking to the West, where he would inevitably have come into conflict with Rome. I thought it at least possible they might have sought to eliminate the threat.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2013 13:13:41 BDT
JoBaker says:
Dear James

Thanks for your reply. I really did enjoy the books and am now starting on the Amarna series.

Yes, the Roman conspiracy was an interesting idea. I often wonder what the world be like if Alexander hadn't died when he did. Someone has just written a book about what would have happened if Anne Boleyn had had a son. Perhaps someone should surmise what would have happened if Alexander hadn't died?

Regards

JO

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2013 23:52:37 BDT
Now there's a thought.... :)
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