God of War

God of War : The Epic Story of Alexander the Great

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The story of how Alexander the Great conquered the world - first crushing Greek resistance to Macedonian rule, then destroying the Persian Empire in three monumental battles, before marching into the unknown and final victory in India - is a truly epic tale that has mesmerised countless generations of listeners. He crammed more adventure into his thirty-three years than any other human being before or since, and now for the first time a novelist will tell the tale in a single suitably epic volume. The combination of Alexander's life story and Christian Cameron's unrivalled skills as an historian and storyteller will ensure that this will not only be the definitive version for many years to come, but also one of the most exciting historical epics ever written.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 152 x 234 x 48mm | 1,020.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409132684
  • 9781409132684
  • 324,134

About Christian Cameron

Christian Cameron is a writer and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer in the first Gulf War, Somalia, and elsewhere. He lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, working on a Masters in Classics.show more

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As a boy, he dreamed of matching the heroic feats of Achilles.At eighteen he led the Macedonian cavalry to victory against the Greeks at Chaeronea.By twenty- five he had crushed the Persians in three monumental battles and was master of the greatest empire the world had ever seen.By the time he died, undefeated, in Babylon, at the age of thirty-two, he had far surpassed the exploits of his boyhood hero.There were no more worlds to conquer, and men called him a god. But behind the legend was another, less godlike story.The story of a man on an epic killing spree, driven by an unquenchable thirst for glory; who led an army on an extraordinary ten-year journey to the end of the known world, from northern Greece all the way to India, in pursuit of an impossible dream - to prove himself invincible, whatever the cost; who only stopped when his army refused to march any further, and then, furious that his insane ambitions had been thwarted, tried to destroy it. Narrated by his boyhood friend Ptolemy, this is the story of Alexander as you have never heard it before: raw, intimate, brutal - full of the terror and exhilaration of battle, the heroism and the horror of conquest, and, ultimately, the tragedy of a man who aimed to be more than human.show more

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