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4.0 out of 5 stars Christian's Finest title to date., 5 Jan. 2012
This review is from: God of War: The Epic Story of Alexander the Great (Hardcover)
OK, so you want an historical fiction title that will not only impress but one that will give you real characters that have a more 3D feel as well as being people you can associate with. You also want a story that concentrates on giving you factual information without a lot of hocus pocus and tales about divine intervention alongside a story that allows you to get to know the principle players with a realistic feel with the events that shaped them.

Well look no further as this new book by Christian Cameron about the story of Alexander the Great comes to the fore. He's rounded, he is talked about in the third person and the things that can make a king a villain are also present as the events that shaped his life are brought to the reader's attention. It's wonderfully descriptive, the characters are fascinating and above all else it's the story of Alexander that everyone should read as it allows you to see the man, the not the mythical figure that has made his way through antiquity.

Finally add to this Christian's wonderful writing style, with cracking prose, a wonderful sense of pace and when backed with an instantly identifiable writing style, it's a book that is going to take a hell of a lot to beat this year especially in the award season, and lets face it, that's saying something considering how early this one's out.
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Initial post: 9 Jan 2012 11:28:59 GMT
JPS says:
If this is the author's finest title to date and given the amount of praise contained in this review, why only four stars?

Posted on 8 Apr 2012 22:39:54 BDT
An excellent book! How come you don't have it in stock yet???

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Apr 2012 22:45:51 BDT
Nobody is perfect. The story (Alexander the Great's life) is being narrated by Ptolemaios I. The story is told to a young man and this style is quite difficult to write. It did not succeed perfectly well.. But this is a good book anyway with it's 4 stars.
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