Legends of Persia
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...more
I love how the romance angle is so complicated with everyone being in love with everyone else. ...more
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…..you can almost smell it.
This is nicely paced with plenty of descriptive, evocative writing and you will become part of the tale, the se ...more
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 ...more
The pace picks up steadily and by chapter four, you, the reader, are conquered too. You are plun ...more
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.
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 ...more
This story picks up right where we left Ashley in the previous book, as she and Alexander are searching for their kidnapped son. T ...more
As a semi-fictional account of the life of Alexander the Great and the w ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more