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Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault
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May 13, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: historical-fiction, favorites
Read from May 11 to 13, 2014

I love Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy. This first book deals with Alexander's early life and ends with the murder of his father Philip. I know some people have criticised it, because she really does romaticise Alexander, but I don't care. I'm not mistaking this for history, after all - the whole 'son of the god' thing gives that away! - although her attention to detail really is incredible. And I love the attention she gives to Alexander's relationship with Hephaistion - he really was the most important person in Alexander's life and a lot of writers tend to gloss over that because of their discomfort with homosexuality. I've lost count of the number of times I've read the series and it's still as good as ever.
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