The first mystery in the magnificent Alexander the Great series, by master historian Paul Doherty. It is 334 BC and the young Alexander sits with his troops by the Hellespont, poised to attack the empire of the great King Darius III. To win the approval of the gods for his enterprise he makes many offerings, yet the smoke does not rise, the sacrificial animals are flawed. Worse, his guides are being brutally murdered, Persian spies are in the camp, and Alexander's generals have their own secrets. Into this turmoil comes Telamon, a physician and boyhood friend of Alexander. As the climax builds and Alexander throws off his nervous fears, winning a brilliant and bloody triumph over the Persians, Telamon must at last succeed in unmasking their enemies...To all intents and purposes Selena, the temple maiden, is fast asleep on her cot bed, her back to the guard.a aBut she was found sprawled on the floor. ... The murder of the third guide was very easy. He and his companions must have been anbsp;...
|Title||:||The House of Death (Alexander Mysteries 1)|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-06-06|