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Babylon, 323 BC: Alexander the Great is dead, leaving behind him the largest empire the world has ever seen. As his final breaths fade in a room of seven bodyguards, Alexander refuses to name a successor. But without a natural heir, who will take the reins? 

As the news of the king's death ripples across the land, leaving all in disbelief, the ruthless battle for the throne begins. What follows is a tangled web of scheming and plotting, with alliances quickly made and easily broken, each rival with their own agenda. But who will emerge victorious: the half-chosen; the one-eyed; the wildcat; the general; the bastard; the regent? In the end, only one man, or indeed woman, will be left standing....

©2020 Robert Fabbri (P)2020 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Gripping!

I review this purely as someone with a keen amateur interest in ancient history as opposed to a professional historian or scholar. This was written like a novel, i.e. a "dramatised" version of events. I wasn't expecting that, and bought the book expecting a traditional historical account, but I was gripped from start to finish. The upside of this style is that if done well, and it was done well, it is very engaging and brings the characters to life. The downside is that you are never quite sure what is known fact and what is surmised, deduced or even imagined by the author. I still feel I need to read a "normal" historical account for that reason. If I had read one first I would have been in a better position to judge that, and better placed to follow the large number of characters involved. However, if I had done that then I wouldn't have enjoyed the same level of suspense that I got from not knowing some of the amazing twists and turns in this true story.

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The ancient game of thrones

This truly amazing historical novel. Set in the struggle for power following the death of alexander the great this novel has vivid imagery ,lifelike and interesting characters with grand battles and power plays who considering the historical figures and events the book is based off it don't need much fleshing out to make gripping characters and events that pull you in which you are interested in and care about the next moves each character takes in this real life game of thrones .
Generals,princesses,Queens,old statesmen and even a lowly greek secretary to past kings play their part in the epic struggle for Alexander's legacy and to be one of the great conqueror's Successors. This tale takes place over a vast empire now on the brink of fracture and collapse from Greece and macedonia in the west ,Egypt in the south and the lands of Afghanistan ,Pakistan and India in the east rebellions and struggles for power are set on this stage .I highly recommend this novel to anyone even if you don't know anything about the history of Alexander the great and the wars of his Successors the story tells you what it needs you to know .

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Real life Game of Thrones

Well read and researched. Couldn't stop listening. More treachery than a US election. Deadlier than US friendly fire. The ancients made as many poor decisions as an EU referendum.
I certainly hope that there will be a sequel. I would love to hear the same reader and writer on what happened next. Excellent.