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The House of Death

(Alexander The Great Mysteries #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  167 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Sweeping across the ancient world, from the sprawling army camp of the Macedonians to the haunting city of Troy to the opulent empire of Persia, and set against the background of Alexander the Great's campaigns, this historical novel of mystery and intrigue unmasks the young warrior who conquered Greece and would make the world his empire. Behind the peerless soldier and s ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 15th 2001 by Carroll & Graf (first published June 9th 2000)
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Betsy
Sep 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat disappointing in that it moves so slow and the villain was so obvious. It took the whole book to get through the Granicus battle so Telamon could be featured with all his contrariness. Alexander is intriguing even without contrived mysteries.
Accio Reviews
Apr 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quando andava na escola, História era uma das minhas disciplinas favoritas. Não tanto quando estávamos a estudar os momentos mais recentes, mas as civilizações antigas sempre me fascinaram. Por isso, sempre gostei de ler livros que abordassem essas alturas, mas ultimamente, sem saber muito porquê, não estava muito virada para ler históricos, e andei assim uns meses. Mas quando vi esta série, ainda por cima do Paul Doherty (já tinha lido livros dele mas que se passavam no Antigo Egipto e adorei), ...more
Inge
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysterie, oorlog, romance, own
I loved the history in this book and the point of view. You see everything through the eyes of Telamon. He is a doctor of the King with no ambitions of his own and very curious minded.

It is all about a murderer who's killing people close to the King. The King is preparing to go to war with the Persians but someone is killing people in his army. He doesn't trust anyone except for Telamon. So Telamon's main job is to find the killer and to survive the war. But finding a killer in a large army isn'
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Vintagebooklvr
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
This reminds me a bit of another Alexander the Great mystery where the culprit was a spy for the Persians and a priestess. This story has a more historical details but for some reason the characters didn't grab me quite as much. It did seem however, that there were too many murders to have it gone unnoticed when there were so many guards. What always comes through in these stories is that Alexander, son of a god or not, was a person of many facets and you never quite knew what you were going to ...more
Ann McKay
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought the book started off overly gory and wasnt that keen on keeping going but i did and it was fantastic.

I didnt know much about Alexander but this was an very interesting way to get an insight into life in ancient times. What an unexpexted twist at the end. Can wait to start reading the next book in this series,
Dean Cowan
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I initially approached this as a rather lazy history student wanting insight into Alexander the Great and his conquest of Asia. What it introduced me to was a genre, loosely described as an historical "Who- dunnit". The writing is meticulous as are the descriptions of the court scenes, contemporary clothing and unexpectedly thrilling when describing the battle at the Granicus River as the climax of the book.

The story centres are the fictional character, Telamon, a young slightly haughty and rese
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El personaje principal es en realidad Telamón (aunque no aparezca en esa breve presentación de la tapa trasera), aunque la trama está completamente entreverada con el episodio de Alejandro cruzando hacia la península de Anatolia. La novela retrata la personalidad de los compañeros (Ptolomeo, Hefestión...), pero sobre todo la del rey macedonio, representado con una capacidad de planificación y engaño muy superior a la de sus enemigos.
Kelly Martin
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This wasn't one of Doherty's best. There was less mystery and more military tactics, and not even modern tactics. I haven't seen phalanx in Iraqi in a while. Still it was a better read than an awful lot of books. Worth the time.
Denise
Jun 05, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, read-2014
Mysterious deaths and intrigue abound in the camp of the Macedonian army under Alexander the Great as he is about to take the first step in conquering Persia... Entertaining historical mystery, may read more of the series at some point.
P McL
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why have I not heard of Paul Doherty?

Well written, entertaining, and interesting. I am looking forward to starting book two of the series. I hope there are many more to come.
Winnie
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this series about Alexander the Great. As ever Mr Doherty draws you right in and makes you want to read on and on.
Smith Barney
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I devoured you Alexander the Great...beautiful series on this timeless hero.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

He has been published under several pseudonyms: P.C. Doherty, Celia L. Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas, Vanessa Alexander, Michael Clynes and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name.

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough (North-Eastern England) in 1946. He had
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