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Legends of Persia

(The Time for Alexander #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  78 ratings  ·  22 reviews

When Ashley Riveraine jumped at the chance to travel back in time to meet her hero Alexander the Great, she never thought she would end up staying there…

Following Alexander the Great’s army on its journey across Persia, Ashley is walking the knife edge of history. As a presumed goddess, Ashley is expected to bless crops, make sure battles are won and somehow keep her

Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published June 2nd 2017 by Accent Press (first published 2006)
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Kirsty ❤️
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second of the stories of Ashley, who has travelled back in time to meet Alexander the Great and ends up marrying  and staying with him. The story follows Alexanders travels and adventures as we know them but with Ashley added in. The characters as before as richly described and it is always very obvious a lot of research has gone into the books and I love the mix of history with time travel.

I love how the romance angle is so complicated with everyone being in love with everyone else.
Lel Budge
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ashley Riveraine, is a present day woman who travelled back in time to 330 BC. Meeting Alexander the Great, she decided to stay and make a life with him.

She travels with him, during his battles, all of which are as factual as they can be….and tells of daily life, the food, religion and the culture of the time, all told in such interesting and immersive writing… can almost smell it.

This is nicely paced with plenty of descriptive, evocative writing and you will become part of the tale, the se
Jessica Belmont
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second novel in the Time for Alexander Series. I read the first novel, and I have to say, Legends of Persia stepped up on the awesomeness of this novel.

The level of immersiveness Jennifer Macaire has been able to create is truly impressive. It’s as historically accurate as possible, and it really transport you back into the culture.

I love this plot. It’s perfectly paced and there is so much richness in the writing that draws you in. I read this in one setting because I found it so in
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ashley, a twenty-first century woman, has travelled back in time to circa 330BC and decided to stay there by the side of the most powerful man of that era, Alexander the Great. With him, she travels across the Middle East and Asia, conquering, subduing and winning over the hearts of ancient tribes and nations. From the start, you are steeped in history and exoticism of distant times, lands and mores.
The pace picks up steadily and by chapter four, you, the reader, are conquered too. You are plun
Carla Johnson-Hicks
3.5 Stars: This is the second of the stories of Ashley of the Sacred Sandals, who has travelled back in time to meet Alexander the Great. You do not need to read the first book in this series to follow this story as there is a lot of back story scattered throughout. Ashley becomes the third wife of Alexander, and the one he truly loves. This story follows Alexander's history, his battles, his travels and his raunchy love life. This story details his life from 330 BC to 328 BC. The book ends with ...more
Caroline Venables
Apr 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the first book in the series The Road to Alexander and I wasn’t disappointed with the follow up.

The book starts as Ashleigh and Alexander are still looking for their son, who was kidnapped in the previous book. Ashleigh has settled into her life, even though she is in the past, being careful to keep herself out of the written details of Alexander’s life.

The story flows well as their combined desire to find their son, drives the story. I can’t wait to read the next one.
S.K. Gregory
Jun 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ashley's adventures continue as she travels across Persia with Alexander. He knows her secret, but he may not be able to keep her safe from the time institute. This was a good sequel to the first book. Ashley is still getting accustomed to life in the past. Can she and Alexander be happy? If you love history, time travel and a good story then this is a must read.
Jena Henry
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Legends of Persia

Jennifer Macaire

4 stars

Dateline: 330 BC
The Army of Alexander the Great

Author Jennifer Macaire is a bewitching writer who creates golden passages from pages of history. Thanks to her research, we are able to join with Alexander as he marches through the Middle East. “His army follows Alexander like the tail trailing behind a comet. Priests, whores, soldier’s wives and children, cooks, engineers, doctors, scribes, historians, diplomats, lawyers, botanists, astrologers, grooms, m
May 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: historical fiction enthusiasts
I finished the two books by Jennifer MacAire - "Time for Alexander" and "Heroes In The Dust". She does a great job of characterization although her tales are so erotic I would feel obligated to give them a "parental discretion" warning in a review. :-) (At one point, the heroine, Ashley, engages in threesome with Alexander and Hephaistion. I usually don't read romance novels so perhaps this is normal in the romance genre). However, I must admit I enjoyed them immensely! Her history was significa ...more
Lynda Warnock
Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heroes in the Dust is a time travel/historical romance and the sequel to Time for Alexander. Jennifer Macaire does an excellent job of bringing her reader back to 300 B.C. – not an easy task for sure. The treks through the Middle East and Asia are filled with wonderful images and details which put you right into the middle of the story right along with the characters.

This story picks up right where we left Ashley in the previous book, as she and Alexander are searching for their kidnapped son. T
Matt McAvoy
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I was quite critical of the first instalment of the Alexander series, so did try to read Jennifer’s review copy of the first sequel with an open mind. She is something of an oxymoron, in that she is an extremely talented author, with a fantastic writing style and an undeniable knowledge of not only her subject, but her craft, yet her choice of storyline and genre is at best a little immature, and at worst somewhat offensive.

As a semi-fictional account of the life of Alexander the Great and the w
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once again the author manages to blend two worlds, treating us to gorgeous chunks of history as Alexander and his army journey across Persia yet at the same time bringing the modern world into the story through Ashley.The gore of battle is never diminished, and nor is the joy of friendship, loyalty and relationships. There is all human life here, from the 'poisonous' Olympus, the 'two-faced' Roxanne, the 'loyal' Menedemes, and the 'faithful' Brassa. Every move Alexander makes is written down, ev ...more
Paula Houseman
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Macaire writes in a way that makes you yearn for a time when life was simpler and healthier- food was unprocessed, and so was pretty much everything else! Nobody had body-image problems, men wept openly and unashamedly, woman's sexuality was celebrated, not shamed, and communication was more honest.
Legends of Persia picks up where the prequel, Road to Alexander, leaves off. And again, there's that attention to detail that makes it clear an extensive amount of research has gone into the
Cyrene Olson
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 2nd book in this series, and I highly recommend you read these in order. Although I did catch on, it was still confusing throughout the book in parts since I did not read the first one.
In this book, Alexander’s army is on a major road trip. Because Ashley is from the future, she knows when her husband, Alexander will die in history. She’s not allowed to change anything in history or she’ll be erased. This is a very unconventional story, and the customs and practices from the past do
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jennifer Macaire is not only a charming woman who leads a charmed life in France, but she is smart and funny, beautiful and kind. It would be hard not to love something that she has wrought. Mind you, I have never met her, but I have friended her from afar, and cheered her on since reading her first Alexander the Great book many moons ago. She has this delicious way of taking ancient history and spicing it up with a thoroughly modern time traveler sexpot who turns Alexander's life upside down wi ...more
Jen 3_Piets
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Apparently these books are somewhat like game of thrones, people dying everywhere, lots of sex, people everywhere having sex. Now I don’t doubt this, that is part of it, but somehow I am sad at the deaths and find the sex not as ...debased... as game of thrones (which I admit I ditched in the middle of the second book). It is historical fiction and seems more like it is the way it happened, more real and possible than game of thrones ever seemed. I am enjoying them, and looking forward to the re ...more
Kat Gracey
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to the Road to Alexander, Legends of Persia, follows Alexander as he conquers Persia. Ashley cannot return home, but she doesn't want to either. This was an enjoyable book to read and a good follow up to the last one. I would recommend it.
sue hennessey
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Alex is Great

She is a real woman having a marvellous adventure, can't wait to find out what happens to her, was so taken with Alexander that I got a good biography of his life & times, all fascinating &love the time travelling theme.
Karin Jenkins
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story of Alexander the Great and his army plus time traveler wife continues. It’s a mixed bag. Some of it is fascinating and then I get a bit fed up. Rather a lot of sex.
Dianne Gary
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Listened by audiobook from audible
Not quite as good as the first but still a good listen
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Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I really love the way Jennifer writes about Ashley and Alexander throughout the book. It’s done in a way that captures my attention, and better yet, HOLDS my attention. Whenever I have to put this series down I hate it, and I just keep thinking about what could be in store for them.

My one grumble about the writing was that a few descriptions felt a bit jarring. Like they were so to the point with no preamble that it felt a little off-putting. I don’t really remember if this happened
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Jennifer Macaire lives in France with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She loves cooking, eating French chocolate, growing herbs and flowering plants on her balcony, and playing golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul high school in St. Thomas and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She we ...more

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