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Fire from heaven

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Alexander's beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son's loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle's tutoring provoked his mind and Homer's Iliad fueled his aspirations. Killing his first man in battle at the age of twelve, he became regent at sixteen and commander of Macedon's cavalry at eighteen, so that by the time his father was murdered, Alexander's skills had grown to match his fiery ambition.
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display_descriptionAlexander the Great stands alone as a leader and strategist, and Fire from Heaven is Mary Renault's unsurpassed dramatization of the formative years of his life. His parents fight for their precocious son's love: On one side, his volatile father, Philip, and on the other, his overbearing mother, Olympias. The story tells of the conqueror's two great bonds-to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest friend and eventual lover, Hephaistion-and of the army he commands when he is barely an adult. Coming of age during the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the Great appears in all of his colors-as the man who first takes someone's life at age twelve and who swiftly eliminates his rivals as soon as he comes to power-and emerges as a captivating, complex, larger-than-life figure. Fire from Heaven is the first volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which continues with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.
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subject_facetAlexander, -- the Great, -- 356 B.C.-323 B.C. -- Fiction
Electronic books
Generals -- Fiction
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Expansion, 359-323 B.C. -- Fiction
Kings and rulers -- Fiction
Macedonia -- History -- To 168 B.C. -- Fiction
Philip -- II, -- King of Macedonia, -- 382 B.C.-336 B.C. -- Fiction
title_displayFire from heaven
title_fullFire from Heaven [electronic resource] Renault, Mary.
Fire from heaven Renault, Mary.
title_shortFire from heaven
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Generals
History
Kings and rulers
Philip