The Persian boy

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Vintage Books, Feb 12, 1988 - Fiction - 432 pages
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“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  - Aynaarah - Goodreads

There is so much gentleness in this book.. and some magic too I would say.. Shouldering big feelings of love Bagoas bears to be reduce to nothing "I'm nothing.." he says, when actually he would like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Chugg - Goodreads

This book is an exquisitely written account of the thunderous events that gave rise to the Hellenistic Age: the conquest of gigantic tracts of the Ancient World by Alexander the Great. Something close ... Read full review

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Mary Renault died in 1983.