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This riveting historical fiction depicts a soldier in Alexander the Great's army, and is inspired by authentic Macedonian letters discussing Alexander's conquests across Asia. We join Charidemus as he competes in a race around Olympia. Athletic and determined by nature, we find the young man ostracized by the Greek establishment owing to his origins in Macedonia - a territ This riveting historical fiction depicts a soldier in Alexander the Great's army, and is inspired by authentic Macedonian letters discussing Alexander's conquests across Asia. We join Charidemus as he competes in a race around Olympia. Athletic and determined by nature, we find the young man ostracized by the Greek establishment owing to his origins in Macedonia - a territory which, in centuries past, was considered an uncivilized and barbaric province north of the Hellenic League. Such stigma, though troublesome, does not dent the courage of our hero, who grows ever-stronger and is recruited into the army of a young general named Alexander. After completing an initial tour, Charidemus is chosen as one of the 40,000 men to embark with Alexander on his epic conquest of Asia's uncharted lands. With vivid battle scenes, exotic descriptions of far-flung ancient cities and landscapes, flowing dialogue, and an attentiveness to historic accuracy, this is an underrated classic of ancient historical fiction.


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This riveting historical fiction depicts a soldier in Alexander the Great's army, and is inspired by authentic Macedonian letters discussing Alexander's conquests across Asia. We join Charidemus as he competes in a race around Olympia. Athletic and determined by nature, we find the young man ostracized by the Greek establishment owing to his origins in Macedonia - a territ This riveting historical fiction depicts a soldier in Alexander the Great's army, and is inspired by authentic Macedonian letters discussing Alexander's conquests across Asia. We join Charidemus as he competes in a race around Olympia. Athletic and determined by nature, we find the young man ostracized by the Greek establishment owing to his origins in Macedonia - a territory which, in centuries past, was considered an uncivilized and barbaric province north of the Hellenic League. Such stigma, though troublesome, does not dent the courage of our hero, who grows ever-stronger and is recruited into the army of a young general named Alexander. After completing an initial tour, Charidemus is chosen as one of the 40,000 men to embark with Alexander on his epic conquest of Asia's uncharted lands. With vivid battle scenes, exotic descriptions of far-flung ancient cities and landscapes, flowing dialogue, and an attentiveness to historic accuracy, this is an underrated classic of ancient historical fiction.

31 review for A Young Macedonian in the Army of Alexander the Great: A Historical Fiction of Ancient Greece Based upon Real Letters from Alexander's Conquests

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tigerlily

    2.5 stars The young Macedonian is a bit hard to follow because of all the often long footnotes and quite complex vocabulary. It was still enjoyable though as there is a good mixture of fact, fiction, romance and action scenes woven in the story line. *It is ideal to skip all the the footnotes in the first read, then if your wanting to research further, read through it again with the footnotes.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Analogue

    I thoroughly enjoyed this! Very easy reading. "“Who is it that speaks?” said the presiding judge. “Charondas, son of Megasthenes, of Thebes,” was the answer. “And what is your objection?” asked the judge. “I object to Charidemus, alleged to be of Argos, because he is a barbarian.” The sensation produced by these words was great, even startling. " that roped me in. I do believe a young person, even a child, would also enjoy reading this, or hearing it read to them. I won't say more- what I've include I thoroughly enjoyed this! Very easy reading. "“Who is it that speaks?” said the presiding judge. “Charondas, son of Megasthenes, of Thebes,” was the answer. “And what is your objection?” asked the judge. “I object to Charidemus, alleged to be of Argos, because he is a barbarian.” The sensation produced by these words was great, even startling. " that roped me in. I do believe a young person, even a child, would also enjoy reading this, or hearing it read to them. I won't say more- what I've included should give the reader enough information about the title, the flavor of it if you will, and I am hard to please, I have a short attention span- yet again, I enjoyed this very much. Read it in good health, and mind you, I am no big fan of Greek history, so if it was good to me, it will be good to anyone.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Menadool

    If you are interested in Greek culture and Alexander the Great this is a nicely written living book to read aloud to pre-teens or teens. Entrenched in the Greek culture is the worship of many gods and this book seeks to represent the worldview of the time in which it was set. The author also weaves a Judeo-Christian perspective throughout. A good read to whet the appetite and pique and interest in the life of Alexander the Great and how Greek culture influenced the world during that period of his If you are interested in Greek culture and Alexander the Great this is a nicely written living book to read aloud to pre-teens or teens. Entrenched in the Greek culture is the worship of many gods and this book seeks to represent the worldview of the time in which it was set. The author also weaves a Judeo-Christian perspective throughout. A good read to whet the appetite and pique and interest in the life of Alexander the Great and how Greek culture influenced the world during that period of history.

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