Smoothly written, can't blame the translator for this. It is a YA book, that whitewashes and romanticizes Alexander.
No conflict with Philip - exceptSmoothly written, can't blame the translator for this. It is a YA book, that whitewashes and romanticizes Alexander.
No conflict with Philip - except one scene for which Philip eventually apologizes No conflict with Olympias No conflict between Olympias and Philip No 'relationship' with Hephastion, other than special friend No son from Philip's second marriage Philip's murder was due to 'verbal insult' to Pausanias No Roxanne at all No relationship with Bogoas, he becomes a local somewhere who alerts Alexander to a plot No political killings No conflict with Aristotle over his adopting barbarian ways No destruction of Persepolis
Many times the characters talk about 'Greece' a political/national concept that was unlikely to exist at that time.
They also often talk about 'God' or 'God of Greece' when they were polytheists. Christianity sneaks in.
The barbarian ways that have softened the Persians, and that Alexander adopts are called 'Anatolian' ie: Turkish. Modern bias seeps in, with the Greeks blaming the Turks for bad things, when neither entities even exist yet.
Alka the daughter of the admiral and 'friend' of Stephan, behaves and is treated like a modern girl/woman.