The Persian boy

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Pantheon Books, Oct 12, 1972 - Fiction - 419 pages
23 Reviews
"It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior."-"The Atlantic Monthly"The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander's life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander's mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone.

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Review: The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great #2)

User Review  - Alicja - Goodreads

Rating: 5.5/5 (It was that briliant!) Summary: This second (because it wouldn't be like me to actually read books in their intended order, now would it?) in Renault's trilogy about the life of ... Read full review

Review: The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great #2)

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

After thinking about this book more I had to change the rating. The lack of my perfect Hephaistion ruined the book for me. He was the most important person in Alexander's life, for goodness' sake! It ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1972)

Renault was born in London, she attended Oxford, then trained for a nurse. After the war she settled in South Africa.