Alexander and Alestria

Alexander and Alestria

ISBN
9780061543555
Pub date
15/09/2009
Imprint
Harper Perennial
Binding
Paperback
Format
Demy 135x203mm
Extent
272 pages
Price
£8.99
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Now in paperback, the dramatic love affair between Alexander the Great and Alestria, queen of the Amazons, when both are at the height of their powers

A brilliant yet ruthless savage conqueror and poet exhilarated by the world’s wonders, Alexander first meets Alestria on the battlefield—shocked to discover his adversary is female and mesmerized by her fierce, dazzling loveliness. At last, the legendary king has found his equal in this indomitable Amazon queen who has been taught since childhood to abhor men and repel all invaders. Alestria, in turn, cannot resist Alexander’s strength and beauty, and they unite in deeply passionate, intensely problematic love—pursuing a remarkable destiny against a vast backdrop of warfare and political turmoil that stretches from Greece to Egypt, and across Persia, deep into the mysterious kingdoms of India.

Acclaimed author Shan Sa brings Alexander the Great to richly imagined new life, entwining his historical legacy with a fantastic love affair set in a time of war between Western and Eastern civilizations.

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