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Again, if you want to feel like you are really living with Alexander as he conquers the world, read this book.
Mary Renault is a serious scholar of Alexander the Great but also writes historical fiction based on historical characters and events of the times.
Bagoas is a beautiful and complex character and the fact that the story is narrated through his point of view gives it much of its charm.
This book gets a pass but I didn't finish it. Just wasn't a subject I was interested in. I had friends tell me they read it closer to the time it came out it was more hard... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elton W. Spaulding
I found it a riveting read! I did not think I would like it at all! A pleasant surprise!Published 3 months ago by Maria C Denoga
Read this in the early-mid 70s. Absolutely changed my perspective on how good historical fiction could be.Published 3 months ago by K. Kruger
Alexander the Great (or, according to my personal historian, as his title should be known, in its native tongue, "o Megas Alexandros") is absolutely an awe-inspiring... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Crystal Starr Light
Persian Boy was a spectacular way to learn about Alexander the Great in a titillating sort of way. Historical fiction is always a fine choicePublished 7 months ago by Carole Berube
I absolutely loved The Persian Boy by Mary Renault, a historical fiction novel about Alexander the Great's last years. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J.R.