- Publisher: Baen; 1st edition (June 1, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671655639
- ISBN-13: 978-0671655631
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,427,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A Choice of Destinies Paperback – June 1, 1986
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I would definitely recommend this story. I thought Melissa Scott captured Alexander the Great's character very well. Hephaistion also plays a large part, and even Bagoas is mentioned. I've never thought about what Rome would do if Alexander came calling, and the author has written a very plausible theory.
Again, I recommend this story. If you're interested in other historical fiction concerning Alexander the Great, I recommend Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy: Fire from Heaven, The Persian Boy, and Funeral Games. I also just finished Lord of the Two Lands by Judith Tarr and would recommend that if you'd like to see Alexander from an Egyptian point of view.
I'd also like to note that I was a bit put off by the cover art showing what looks like outer space. The majority of this story takes place in Alexander's time period.Read more ›
The 'turning point', which apparently is important in alternate histories, is not really stark. Scott has the Sacred Band with Alexander in Bactria, when they were crushed at Chaeronea, so that must have been where it began its turn.
All-in-all, a fine read with some big quibbles.
This one is in my top ten.
Would recommend to anybody who
likes this type of book.