Fire from Heaven

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Vintage Books, 1977 - Fiction - 478 pages
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During his first twenty years of life, Alexander the Great is torn between admiration, hatred, and love for his father, asserts his independence from his mother's jealous love, is tutored by Aristotle, and becomes king of Macedon

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

First of Renault's books about Alexander the Great. Alexander appears as someone a bit too mythical and other-worldly perhaps, but once the love interest spurts onto the scene, she is at her best. Good battle scenes. Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

My introduction to Mary Renault was The King Must Die, the first of two novels about Theseus--it was actually assigned reading in high school. What impressed me so much there was how she took a figure ... Read full review

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About the author (1977)

Mary Renault was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written while serving in WWII. After the war, she settled in South Africa and traveled considerably in Africa and Greece. It was at this time that she began writing her brilliant historical reconstructions of ancient Greece, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy. She died in Cape Town in 1983.


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